Children’s Safety Around Dogs

Animal Safety Is Fun! Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs
Each year more than five million people are treated for dog bite wounds. The estimated cost of those injuries is more than six million dollars. About 75% of those bitten are children. Most dogs are friendly. The majority of dog bites are inflicted by dogs who are frightened or excited by people doing things which agitate them. The dog bite epidemic is largely a preventable problem. Our goal is to teach children and adults how to avoid dog bites by respecting dog’s territory and utilizing two defensive postures when approached by dogs. These postures are called “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. The postures help us all remember not to run when in the presence of dogs. For more information see or .

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