Most of America is aware of the unfortunate incident involving a Denver morning television anchor, Kyle Dyer, who was bitten in the face by an 85-pound dog during a live broadcast, resulting in 70 stitches to her lips and nose. She joins nearly five million Americans who are bitten by dogs each year. Of those injured, nearly 800,000 require treatment in a hospital, and dog-related injuries resulted in over 30 deaths in 2010 alone.
It’s always a tragedy when dog bites occur. As a dog trainer, this recent situation highlights for me the need for more education on dog bite prevention in our community and across the country. Some basic things to know include:
Respect all dogs’ space. Don’t extend your hand out or force affection; just allow dogs to approach you to sniff you. Human gestures like hugging can seem overbearing to dogs; the least-threatening type of pet we can give a dog is stroking him under his chin. If a dog is approaching you, don’t turn and run, as dogs naturally love to chase and catch things. Always stand still, with your hands at your sides; face the dog at all times, but avoid eye contact. In most cases, the dog will go away when he determines you are not a threat.
To help facilitate understanding of this high-profile incident and prevent similar situations from occurring, Bark Busters Home Dog Training dog behavioral therapists across the country are offering free dog safety seminars for community organizations. Participants will be taught bite prevention strategies and ways to communicate more effectively with dogs—strange or familiar—by using voice control and body language. Anyone interested in scheduling a free seminar is invited to visit BarkBusters.com to find the trainer closest to them or call 877-500-BARK(2275).
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