Risk of Dog Bites and Attacks upon Children Can Be Reduced with Education

Every year children are hurt by dog bites and attacks. Through education many of these can be prevented, as well as creating more healthy dog / child relationships in general.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of children under the age of 12 have been bitten by a dog.  The bulk of these dog bites are dogs the child is familiar with such as the family dog, a friend’s or neighbors.  Teaching dog safety is vital.

Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Av. J.J. Crocq 15, 1020, Brussels, Belgium. European Journal of Pediatrics reports, “Based on the history, it appeared that 56 out of 65 accidents at home and 11 out of 35 in public places resulted mainly from the children’s or adult’s behavior. CONCLUSION: To reduce the frequency of dog bites both at home and in public places, education could be the preventive measure with the highest priority. Out of 100 accidents, 67 children might not have been bitten had they and their parents been adequately educated on safe conduct towards dogs.” 

“A single dog bite prevention lesson incorporated into a regular school day has been shown to dramatically reduce high risk behaviors toward unfamiliar dogs in both very young (kindergarten) and middle-school children,” states Kahn A., Bauche P. of European Journal of Pediatrics.

“A Child’s Book of Dog Body Language with Pictures” is an educational book from noted author Amber Richards designed to help parents teach children about dog safety, in order to reduce the risk of dog bites or attacks.  “Learning about dog body language, can go far in both improving safety for children, and fostering better relationships with dogs,” states Garner.

Children will encounter dogs throughout life. It is important that children are aware of proper handlingtechniques, safety methods, and respect that goes along with man’s bestfriend. 

The book is currentlyavailable as a paperback, Kindle e-book, and Audible audiobook. Find out moreinformation about “A Child’s Book of Dog Body Language with Pictures” byvisiting the website directly here http://dogsafetychildrenbook.com/.

Reference – http://www.researchgate.net/publication/7888992_Ch…

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