How Can a Dog Owner Reduce the Chance Their Dog Will Bite a Child?

Posted on: February 11th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell
  1. When your guests arrive with children, put your dog in a closed room and make the room off-limits to all of your visitors.
  2. If you allow your dog to interact with company, strongly consider always having adult supervision.
  3. Never let kids interfere with your dog if the dog is interacting with her puppies.
  4. Children shouldn’t be anywhere near a dog when it is eating.
  5. Children don’t like it when an adult invades their “face space.”  They should be taught the same applies to dogs.
  6. Kids can jump on top off, pull ears and grab the tails of stuffed animals.  That conduct is never acceptable when it involves a family pet.
  7. People hug, dogs don’t!  Most dogs dislike it when a person tries to hug them.
  8. Screaming children running at/near a dog can startle or make the dog nervous – never a good thing!

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