Noticing warning signs before a dog bites could save you from potential scarring injuries. To protect yourself, always assume that a dog is NOT friendly and will bite. Though it may be tempting to want to pet this fluffy friend, walk away. Many dogs have been trained not to bark or growl which are the obvious signs a dog is in distress or about to bite. For this reason, you must we weary of going near strange dogs even when the owner is present. Be aware of your body language when near a dog by staying calm. The following are five common warning signs before a dog bites.
5 Common Warning Signs Before a Dog Bites
- Dog is making direct eye contact with you.
- Showing teeth.
- Ears perked.
- Low rumbling growl.
- Tail is up or even wagging stiffly. Many people believe a wagging tail means a dog is happy. Wagging really only indicates high energy.
What to Do if a Dog Attacks
In the unfortunate situation a dog attempts to bite you, protect yourself with anything possible. When the dog goes to bite, shove something in his/her mouth before they get to your arm, leg or face. If the dog does bite you avoid pulling away and try not to panic. By yanking yourself away the dog will only bite down harder and cause tearing. Try shoving something else in the dog’s mouth so they will release. This will act as a gag for the dog and they will let go. A dog’s mouth can be dirty. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, be seen by a medical professional to avoid infections. Even a minor bite could lead to many other medical issues.
Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Boise
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