Video: How to Avoid Dog Bites

 

This week marks National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

Every dog owner has a duty to be a responsible owner. This is especially true when it comes to kids and dogs: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that between 2003 to 2012, dog bites were the 11th leading cause of nonfatal injury to children ages 1 to 4; 9th for ages 5 to 9; and 10th for ages 10 to 14. In 2013 alone, 26,935 reconstructive procedures were performed in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites. Dog bites are also a leading cause of homeowners liability insurance claims.

Fortunately, there are ways for people of all ages to prevent and avoid dog bites. Check out the tips in our previous article. Then watch the video above to learn how to interact with dogs in a way that will help avoid dog bites.

It's National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Do you know how to be a responsible dog owner and how to avoid dog bites? /blog/dog-bite-video Erie Insurance