Dog Bite Prevention Week

New dog bite prevention tips, news and helpful information posted every day this week.

Updated: May 20, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

dog wait for mailmanKnowing the cause of your dog's aggression is key to correcting it.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close this weekend. We hope you have enjoyed the tips and information on responsible pet ownership. Check back daily for the latest news.

Updated 5/20/2011*:

*Doggone Safe
Doggone Safe, a nonprofit that educates kids about dog bite prevention, made plans to teach 50,000 children about dog safety to mark Dog Bite Prevention Week. More>> 

*How to Help an Aggressive Dog
Knowing the cause of your dog's behavior problem is key to correcting it. More>>

Did You Know?
Approximately two-thirds of bites occur on or near the victim’s property, and most victims knew the dog.

Nip Play Biting in the Bud
Our expert trainer explains a fun and effective way to stop your dog from playing biting. More>>

Danger With Unfamiliar Dogs
Not every dog is man's best friend. Be sure that you know how to act around unfamiliar dogs. More>>

Did You Know?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document that a chained dog is 2.8 times more likely to bite than an unchained dog.

A Game the Whole Family Can Play
Involving your children in your dog's training reduces the chances of dog-bites-kid. More>>

My Boxer Mix Guards His Food
It's possible to train an adult dog not to be food aggressive, but it takes work. More>>

Did You Know?
Out of those who are bitten by a dog, 1in 5  require medical attention for injuries.

Stop a Dog From Vehicle Guarding
Dogs inside cars may become aggressive if people encroach on their territory. More>>

How to Prevent Dog Bites
Minimize the risk of your dog biting. More>>

Did You Know?
Among children, the incidence of dog-bite injuries is the highest for those between the ages of 5 to 9 years of age.

Don’t Bite the Hand that Drops off Your Mail
This week, the Postal Service released statistics highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occurred nationwide. See the Postal Service top 10

Avoid Being Bitten by a Dog
The American Veterinary Medical Association offers these following tips... More>>

Dog Bite Wounds in People
Learn the most common circumstances for bite wounds and what you should watch out for. More>>

Did You Know?
According to the Insurance Information Institute, dog attacks accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims paid out in 2010, costing nearly $413 million.


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