Dog Bite Prevention Tips
We’re here to talk about dog bites today.
Did you know that dog bites are on the rise?
Especially during the summer. You
can imagine kids running around, playing,
rambunctious; dogs get this excited as
well. What can you do to teach your
children when they encounter a dog?
Teach your child to ask for permission.
Ask the dog owner, “Can I touch your dog?”
When you approach the dog reach out with, not an
open hand, but a closed fist. If the dog
is ready to receive you, he will sniff,
and the dog owner will say, “Ok to pet.”
But don’t hit him on the face, pet him on
the side of his neck, or the side of his body.
What are some things that you can teach your child
when they’re being attacked or chased by a stray dog?
Well tell them, stand like a tree. Tall
like a tree. Bring in your branches and
look at your roots and count to 10.
Because as you know, a tree is boring and
the dog will run away. What else can you
do if a child is attacked by a dog or if
it pushes the child down? Well, tell your
child, “Be a rock, and what you can do is
fold down into a ball and be a rock.”
You can’t see me, huh? From all of us at
Children’s Health, we wish you a very safe
and fun summer.