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6 Steps to Prevent Your Dog From Biting
One of the many things professionals in the pet service industry have to deal with on a fairly regular basis is dog bites. There are many types of aggression, and aggression can be directed toward people, other dogs, or animals. Before I talk about how to prevent a dog bite, I would like to share with you why dogs bite. Here are a few statistics about dog bites in the US since 1975. All of these statistics were found on the site of http://dogbitelaw.com.
So what do all these numbers tell us?? I know many of you are thinking that Pit Bulls and Rottweilers are dangerous dogs, and while these statistics show that, I can tell you from working with hundreds of dogs, that any dog can bite. It doesn't matter the breed. In fact, in October of 2000 a 6 week old infant was killed by the family pet Pomeranian. The Pomeranian is a toy breed dog that weighs approximately 4 pounds. The two were left sleeping in the same bed with each other. One thing is very consistent among all these numbers; HUMANS have the most influence on whether a dog is dangerous and bites. If owners and handlers were more responsible dog bites would be greatly reduced. So I hope you're asking..."What can I do to prevent my dog from biting?" It's all very simple really...
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