DOG BITE PREVENTION WEEK APRIL 8TH – APRIL 14TH 2018
PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX ARIZONA APRIL 6TH, 2018
Every 75 seconds a person is bitten by a dog each day in the United States, or 4.5 million dog bites a year.
One third of all home owner insurance claims are due to dog bites, and each year insurance companies pay out in excess of $700 million dollars in dog bite insurance settlements.
The average cost of hospital bite admissions has climbed 50% to a staggering $18,200 per hospital admission on average.
In 2016 there were 31 reported dog bite fatalities to people. 67% of dog bite fatalities in 2016 were from Pit Bulls.
Everyone thinks of a Pit Bull and dog bites, but in 2016 it was the Labrador Retriever that had the second highest number of dog bite fatalities.
DOG BITE PREVENTION TIPS
- Never pet a dog without asking the owner first and if the dog is friendly. don’t assume that a dog won’t bite just because it may look friendly.
- Never pet a dog when it is sleeping, eating, or chewing on a toy.
- Never approach or pet a dog that is growling or barking.
- If a loose dog approaches never run or scream, stay still, quiet, and avoid direct eye contact.
- Never try to pet a dog in a car, behind a window, wall or fence. never reach for or pet a dog that is behind a barrier.
- If a child or person is being attacked by a dog they should curl up on the ground protecting vital organs of the body from attack as best as possible.
- Never pet or approach a scared, anxious, or fearful dog.
- Never hit or tease a dog.
- Dogs are not stuffed animals. they do not like hugs and kisses to the face, and this is the number one cause of dog bites to the face of children.
- Be proactive with children teaching them safe bite prevention skills around dogs.
DOG BITE PREVENTION COLORING BOOK FOR CHILDREN FREE DOWNLOAD
Download for free the Dog Bite Prevention Coloring Book for Children HERE. Every child will benefit from the many dog bite prevention tips on each page of this dog bite prevention free coloring book for children.
About the Author: Bill Glatzel is a Harvard Educated Dog Behaviorist and Canine Cognition Expert. Mr. Glatzel is the CEO of Phoenix Dog Training, one of the nations top dog aggression rehabilitation centers. For help with dog aggression or for more information on preventing dog bites, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org