What Dog Owners Can Do to Prevent Bites

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As the owner of a dog, you are at risk of liability in a personal injury lawsuit if your animal is involved in a bite. You cannot claim exemption from liability, even if it was the very first time that your dog bit someone.

Often, dogs bark because they are feeling aggressive,. That aggression is rooted in a sense of insecurity, not enough space to run around, and lack of exercise. A dog that has been cooped up in the yard all day long, chained to a fence, is much more likely to get aggressive, compared to one that has had a lot of time to exercise in the park.

Many dog bites occur because of irresponsible dog ownership. As a responsible dog owner, make sure that your pet gets as much exercise as he needs. Some breeds need more exercise than others, and must not be chained the whole day with little chance to run around.

Take your dog frequently to parks and other areas, where he has a chance to be around other animals, as well as human beings. Part of responsible dog ownership is making sure your dog is socialized, or can be in an environment with human beings and animals, without getting fidgety or aggressive.

Get your dog spayed or neutered to reduce aggression involving other animals. Make sure that the dog is trained properly. If that's not possible for you to do, invest in a dog training program.

If you were injured in a dog bite, you can seek compensation for your injuries. Speak to a dog bite lawyer in Los Angeles for help filing a claim.


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