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Dogs And Children

McKenzie Pediatrics Winter 2006

Rules To Teach Your Children That Can Prevent Dog Bites

Most dogs do not bite. But ALL dogs – a stranger’s dog, your neighbor’s dog, even your own dog – have the potential to bite. That’s especially true if a dog feels threatened or scared or becomes overly excited. The following rules for children can minimize the risk that they will get bitten. Most of these rules apply to adults, as well.

General Rules

Don’t Play Rough

When To “Stay Away”

How To Handle Threatening Situations

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