A little education can go a long way in keeping children from being bitten by dogs this summer — the peak season for dog bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adults — both dog owners and parents — play the most important role in keeping children safe and ensuring that the interaction is positive for both the children and the dogs. Adults should teach children:
Never to approach an unknown dog or a dog who is without his owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.
If approached by an unfamiliar dog, stand still like a tree.
Never run from or scream around a dog.
If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.
If a dog knocks you over, roll into a ball, cover your face and stay still.
Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.
https://www.familiesonlinemagazine.com/dog-bites-2/https://imgsub.familiesonlinemagazine.com/uploads/2017/10/dog-pumpkins.jpghttps://imgsub.familiesonlinemagazine.com/uploads/2017/10/dog-pumpkins-150x150.jpgGreta JenkinsChild SafetyFamily Safety TipsTips for Preventing Dog BitesA little education can go a long way in keeping children from being bitten by dogs this summer -- the peak season for dog bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Adults -- both dog owners and parents -- play the most important...Greta JenkinsGretaJenkins[email protected]AuthorGreta Jenkins is an author, mom, nurse and a community volunteer. She is the author of various articles about home and family life and has been featured in various parenting magazines and newspapers.