Safety Tips Concerning Dogs

posted: by: South Grand Veterinary Clinic Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

  • Never approach an unfamiliar dog.
  • If approached by an unfamiliar dog, stand still like a tree.
  • Never run from a dog and never scream around a dog.
  • If you believe dog is about to attack you, try to place something between you and the dog such a backpack or bike.
  • If a dog knocks you over, roll into a ball, cover your face a stay still.
  • Children should never play with dogs unless supervised by and adult.
  • Children should tell an adult if they see a stray dog or a dog acting strangely.
  • Don't look a dog right in the eye.
  • Don't disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.
  • Don't play with a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first. Children should never approach a dog unless supervised by an adult and should ask permission from the dog's owner before they pet a strange dog.
  • Adults should never leave an infant or young child alone with any dog, not even a family pet.