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Q:
How can I prevent my child from getting bit by a dog?

A:

There isn't anything that can guarentee that your child won't get bit by a dog but there are a few dog safety tips you can instill in your children to prevent them from getting bit by a dog.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these rules:

  • Do not approach an unfamiliar dog
  • Do not run from a dog or scream
  • Remain motionless
  • If you are knocked down by a dog, roll into a ball and stay still with your hands over your ears
  • Do not let your child play with a dog unless they are being supervised by an adult
  • Report any stray dogs or any dogs that display any unusual behavior 
  • Avoid direct eye contact with unfamiliar dogs
  • Do not disturb a dog when it is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies
  • Let a dog sniff you before you pet it
  • If your child is bit by a dog let them know to report the bite to an adult immediately so they can receive proper medical attention

If your child has been bitten by a dog contact New York dog bite attorney Frank Dito.