Children, Dog Bites and How They Can Be Prevented

Children, Dog Bites and How They Can Be Prevented

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Do you remember that time you wanted a dog so badly you would do anything to get one?

Maybe you have a child begging you right now for that “cute little puppy, oh please! PLEASE!”

Do you remember when you finally got that perfect dog? That wonderful, furry companion that filled your life with joy?

Sure the kids don’t always feed him or maybe she doesn’t always get walked in the mornings like the they PROMISED they would (*insert parent eye rolling here*)

But the wonderful, elated feeling of being greeted at the door every time everyone piles through the door after school and work…

And all those Sunday morning licks and cuddles with the kiddos squished between mom and dad…

Those times… They make up for all the times you pick up poop and muddy, soapy baths, etc (even though the kids promised *more eye rolling*) …

But what happens when all those wonderful times become a nightmare in a single flash…

One bite.

We are talking about dog bites and we are talking about those that happen with dogs who are familiar to us…

Even more, those beloved dogs that live with us every day.

Dog bites are often recounted as those that happen by the random, rabid dog on the loose in the neighborhood…

Maybe it’s the neighbor’s dog or a friend’s dog…

But not OUR dog… the family dog… our loving, sweet dog…

In a powerful video, posted by the Dogington Post, it describes the story of the child loving it’s dog and all the fun activities they did together – playing, napping, dress – up, swinging, and so on…

But then the video has a voice over of what is portrayed as the dog’s perspective…

How the dog is trying to be on its best behavior through the activities it doesn’t necessarily wish to participate in….

Check out the video below:

Seeing Both SidesA cleverly done video that looks at the two sides of a dog bite on a child…

Posted by Grant Teeboon on Saturday, May 16, 2015

 

Pretty powerful, huh?

As the video states, 77% of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog i.e. a dog who is very much familiar to the human.

The dog often doesn’t bite out of nowhere…

In fact, it comes from frustration…

For the skeptics out there, we aren’t trying to be dog whisperers but at Zanes Law we do deal with dog bites on a regular basis…

It’s vital that people pay attention to the signals that an animal is giving of distress, sickness, irritation, etc ESPECIALLY around children who are vulnerable human beings themselves.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a dog biting incident, please give Zanes Law a call immediately so we can help you through this painful time.

You can also listen to our talk-show/podcast episode about dog bites in Arizona and the difficulties one may encounter with finding insurance or obtaining insurance from a friend or neighbor.

 

 

 

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