How Quickly Can a Dog Bite You?
Posted on November 7th, 2018 by FetchMasters in Uncategorized
If you’ve ever wondered how quickly a dog bite can happen, the answer is “very.” Are you quick enough to evade a dog who has committed to biting you? Probably not.
Some take aways from this video and blog post:
- Approach strange dogs with caution and respect. Dogs are animals — as much as we love them. While most dogs are very tolerant of people, dogs may bite if they are cornered, feel scared, or are protective of their owners or territory. Always ask permission to approach someone’s dog.
- Do not get in a dog’s face. The face is one of the worst places to receive a dog bite. Yeah, I know. You just want to snuggle up to that cute dog. But some dogs take invasion of their personal space as an affront.
- Teach your children early and well to NOT approach strange dogs. Almost everything about the way a child acts when approaching a dog is completely wrong. And dogs who are not familiar with children may feel no choice but to protect themselves.
- A dog bite is not only dangerous to humans, but it is dangerous to the offending dog. A dog bite can end up with the dog being put down — either voluntarily or via court order.
While FetchMasters does not handle cases that involve dog-on-human aggression, we do have a fine network of capable experts who may be able to help you. Feel free to contact us for more information.