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Preventing & Avoiding Dog Bites

Dog bites are a serious problem in our community, but they are a problem we can solve. Here's how:

Dog with pups1. Spay or neuter your dog. Dogs that have not been spayed or neutered are three times more likely to bite.

dog obedience2. Train and socialize your dog so that they are comfortable being around people. If your dog shows signs of aggression, get help from a professional.

attack dog3. Never play "attack" games with your dog, they won't understand the difference between play and real-life situations. If you don't know how your dog will react to new situations exercise caution.

dog on leash4. Obey the leash law and keep your pet on a leash in public places.

sleeping dog5. Don't disturb sleeping animals.

petting dog6. Don't pet an animal you don’t know or ask the pet owner for permission first.

 If you are attacked by an animal report it immediately to your local Animal Care & Control. Remember there is no cure for rabies so it is important that every animal be tested or quarantined.