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Dog bite prevention: top ten scenarios to avoid
We love to pet dogs, and most dogs love to be petted. But there also are times when we shouldn’t pet a dog. Here’s a list of when you should avoid petting a dog, whether the dog is yours or someone else’s.
•If the dog is not with its owner.
•If the dog is with its owner but the owner does not give permission to pet the dog.
•If the dog is on the other side of a fence, don’t reach through or over a fence to pet the dog.
•If a dog is sleeping or eating.
•If a dog is sick or injured.
•If a dog is resting with her puppies or seems very protective of her puppies and anxious about your presence.
•If a dog is playing with a toy.
•If the dog is a service dog. Service dogs are working animals and shouldn’t be distracted while they are doing their jobs.
•If the dog is growling or barking.
•If the dog appears to be hiding or seeking time alone in its special place.
Only one problem with training the child how to behave around a dog - is despite your best effots - children often completely ignore their parents with no bad consequence and they will try this with dogs and their parents. And it won't work with all dogs.