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How to Avoid a Dog Bite

How do you avoid getting bit by a dog?

Truth be told, there is no sure proof way to avoid a dog bite injury. Dog bites can be both physically and mentally tolling, but there are several steps you can take to lessen your risk of becoming a dog bite victim:

Pay Attention To The Dog

If you are with a dog, it is important to watch the dog’s body language. Things like a tensed body, pulled back ears, or a tail between the legs can be sure signs that a dog is at the very least, uncomfortable with the situation. Avoid approaching dogs in an uncomfortable state as they may be more likely to attack. If a dog backs away, don’t creep closer. Allow the dog the space it needs to get comfortable with you. If you do fear that a dog is going to attack you, it is important not to make quick sudden movements or loud screams.

Pay Attention To Your Own Body Language

Just as you are watching the dog’s body language, a dog will be closely watching yours. If you are calm, the dog is more likely to be calm. Avoid sudden movements or loud noises until you know the dog is comfortable with you. Even if you are scared of dogs, try not to show it. Dogs are very astute at picking up on human emotions.

What To Do If You Are Bitten By A Dog

If you are bitten by a dog, it is important to quickly wash the wound out, as dog bite wounds can often become infected. Additionally, you should seek medical attention for your dog bite. The medical professional will be able to help you determine the necessary steps to care for your wound. In addition, you may also want to call the police to report the dog bite incident. The police will investigate the matter which can help you preserve any legal rights you may have related to the dog bite.

Lastly, if your dog bite is serious, you may have legal recourse against the dog owner. Consult with an attorney to to learn about your rights following a dog bite. The attorneys at Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC offer a free consultation to any dog bite victim. Be sure to call immediately to learn about your rights.