Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dog Safety Reminder for Children

Here are some GREAT tips on Dog safety. As the weather gets nicer and we are outside more, keep these tips in mind--

  • Always ask permission to pet a dog that is not your own
  • If you have permission, walk slowly and let the dog sniff the back of your hand before you try to pet it.
  • Do not stare into the eyes of a dog. They think you might hurt them when you do this
  • Pet Dogs under the chin or the side of the face until they are comfortable with the attention
  • Never tease a dog when playing with them
  • Never try to play with a dog if they are sleeping, eating or caring for their young
  • Never approach or tease a dog that is tied outside or in a fenced area
  • Never approach a stray dog
  • Tell an adult if you see a stray dog wandering around
  • Do not pet an assistance dog(assistance dogs sometimes wear special vest) Assistance dogs work hard to keep their owner safe and should not be distracted

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