Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dog Safety Reminders for Children

With summer approaching quickly we thought we would remind you of some great safety tips with dogs. Have a wonderful and safe Spring!

  • 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 and adult if you see a stray dog wandering around
  • Do not pot and 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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