Dogs may become dangerous if they feel threatened or afraid. You should know how to safely approach a dog and how to respond to a dog bite.
Children are most at risk. Most bite injuries are from an owned pet, and young children are usually bitten by a dog that is familiar to them. Parents and caretakers should teach children how and when to play with dogs and when to leave them alone.
If you have been bitten by a dog:
Responsible Dog Ownership
When choosing a dog, make sure its personality and physical demands fit your lifestyle. If you already have a dog, keep your dog healthy and well-behaved. Responsible dog owners can prevent dog bites and keep their dogs and others safe.
If you have a dog:
Laws for Pet Owners