• About 1 in 5 people that are bitten by a dog require medical attention.
  • Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured.
  • Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
  • More than 4.5 million people are bitten each year and at least half are children.
  • More than 800,000 people require medical attention for dog bites

Any dog can bite!

While training and socialization can help with a dog’s temper and control, supervision is also extremely important. In fact, many bites occur while interacting with a familiar dog. Teaching children how to interact, approach and respect a dogs space are key components for bite prevention.

For more information on how to keep kids safe when interacting with dogs visit our friends at The American Veterinary Medical Association website.