But, while dogs and young ones can enjoy a friendship, dog attacks against children happen. They occur annually and injure children in varying degrees. Remember that any interaction between dogs and children should always be watched carefully. Especially when the children are young and when the dog is a acclimatizing to the environment.
Reasons for a Dog Bite
There are several contributing factors to why a dog may bite a human. Being in an unfamiliar place, especially one with children, should be introduced gradually to avoid bites. A dog’s instinct is to find their place in the group. Finding their place can result in acts of aggression, which can be turned toward the children.
Another common reason for biting is accidental provocation from individuals who do not mean to incite the dog. A dog may feel provoked if a child grabs at the ears or fur too hard, or acts to make a dog run after them. A child who is playing looks like aggression and a threat to the dog.
No More Dog Bites
Staying informed and implementing that knowledge will allow you to avoid bites from dogs. Demonstrate to children the correct manner in which to interact with a dog, and advise them of the warning actions from the dog such as raised fur, or growling.
If your child is bitten by someone else’s dog, you may have the right to compensation, especially if the dog has a history of biting others. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, your Massachusetts personal injury and dog bite attorneys. Contact us today at (617) 367-2900.
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