Approximately 4.7 million dog bite accidents occur each year, most involving children under the age of 14. In some cases, dog bite injuries are very serious and require emergency treatment or surgery.
Dogs react to a person's gestures and body language. If he isn't used to you or your behavior, he may think that you're a threat. It's important for adults and children to learn the basic manners to use around dogs, especially unfamiliar ones.
Basic dog manners
- Never, ever approach an unknown dog.
- Never tease a dog, pull his tail...