Dog Bites: Usually from a Dog You Know

Dog bites were the topic of discussion in a podcast I did with Dr Vijay, a plastic surgeon specializing in pediatric reconstruction as a result of a dog bite.

One thing that stuck out in the interview was that it was seldom a wild or random dog that attacked a kid out of the blue. Dog bites are almost always a neighbor’s dog, or the grandparent’s dog etc.

This little dog in the video below is not “aggressive”. She’s shy and scared around new people and new dogs, and snaps at them. This video has about tips to help with snapping, as well as some tips on how to carry a small dog safely, especially children.

Children want to hug cute puppies like their teddy bear, putting their face next to the dogs face. This can be very dangerous and can quickly lead to dog bites. Puppies have sharp teeth and can react to fear very quickly. I hope this video is helpful.

I did a podcast with Dr Vijay, a plastic surgeon about frequent dog bite situations. I’ll find it and post on the training page. One thing that stuck out was that it was seldom some wild dog that attacked a kid out of the blue. It was almost always a neighbor’s dog, or the grandparent’s dog etc. This little girl is not “aggressive”. She’s shy and scared around new people and new dogs, and snaps at them. This video is about some hints to help with that, as well as some tips about how to carry a small dog safely, especially children. Children want to hug cute puppies like their teddy bear. Puppies have teeth and can get afraid very quickly. I hope this video is helpful. Be kind to animals. Be kind to each other. Be kind to yourself. Cheers!

Posted by Trey Clark on Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Watch the video to see how to handle a dog to avoid getting bit.

If this is an issue you’ve been dealing with, call Trey Clark at 832-498-7290 to talk about it and get some good advice (and probably a laugh or two). Trey loves to talk about dogs! Helping your dog be the family member you’ve always wanted is his specialty. Click here to see more about Trey’s training methods. Follow us on Facebook. Be kind to animals. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to each other. Cheers!

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