50% of the dog bites that get reported across America are from dogs that the sufferer is familiar with. 4 million people suffer from dog bites each year, with young children often being among the most common victims. As the owner, you must ensure the safety of others when bringing your dog places.
Dogs have a natural set of instincts and will use them if they deem it appropriate. In certain cases, the owner of the dog can even be a victim. A dog of any breed will attack if it has been provoked or feels threatened; size or gender does not matter. If bitten, the wound could become infected. Victims should irrigate the wound and seek medical counsel.
Spaying or neutering the dog is always an option to curb aggression, but easier and less invasive practices are recommended before trying this. These practices include regular exercise, a healthy diet, and obedience training. It is also recommended that the dog be social from a young age. This way, the dog will find itself to be more comfortable around other people and animals.
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