Three Dog Bite Scenarios

Any dog can bite anyone at anytime, given the right scenario. More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year, some dog bites are even fatal.  Even if you know a particular dog and it is a well-behaved and even-tempered, if put it in one of the following scenarios there is an increased chance that the dog will bite you.  Dogs typically don’t bite unless they feel like they need to protect themselves. If you keep that in mind, you can understand when a dog might be more likely to bite in any scenario. Sleeping “Let sleeping dogs lie” isn’t just a saying - they are wise words. If you wake up a sleeping dog, there is a chance that you can scare them, depending on how heavy they are sleeping and the way in which you wake them up. Dogs act on instinct, so if they are Read More

Fatal Dog Attacks by Breed

The debate over the danger of Pit Bull dogs is contentious but as the data has been compiled over the past couple of decades it is becoming quite clear which breed presents the dominate risk of death. Ironically, in 2011, the victims of over half of the deaths caused by pit bull attacks were either the owners of the dog(s) or a family member. Read More