Don’t Get Bit by Making One of These Common Mistakes Around Dogs
If you want to keep yourself safe around dogs, you have to avoid behaviors that are known to antagonize animals. Unfortunately, there are many things that people do around dogs without thinking about how this common household pet may react. Here are some mistakes to avoid, so you don’t unintentionally trigger an attack.
- Yelling – The louder your voice gets, the more anxious a dog will get. You may not even realize how much you have raised your voice during an animated conversation, but the owner’s dog will notice and may react.
- Eye contact – Eye contact is not always bad with a dog, but you have to know when it is considered a challenge. If you are not familiar with the dog, the faster you break eye contact, the better.
- Wearing strong fragrances – Dogs rely a lot on their sense of smell. A strong fragrance can remove their ability to rely on this sense, leaving the dog on edge.
- Face contact – Some dogs like it when you rub their face but not all. If you don’t know the dog well, stick to the shoulders and neck. In fact, it is often best not to pet a strange dog at all.
When a Dog Attack Occurs in Southern California
Petrov Law Firm can help you to receive compensation for pet attacks in the San Diego area. Unless you were trespassing when the attack occurred, a dog bite is almost always covered under the owner’s liability insurance. Call 619.344.0360 today to learn more.