Posted on: June 17, 2011
Dog bites can cause serious injuries or even death to individuals, so it’s important to know all the warning signs of a dog bite. The friendliest dogs can be involved in a dog bite accident, so I suggests always keeping a watchful eye on your animal, especially if young children are around.
As a Florence personal injury lawyer , it always saddens me to hear about dog bite accidents. I came across this news article that gives information about the warning signs of a possible dog bite attack that I think every dog owner should read:
· A first sign of trouble may be a “gut” feeling: Anything about your dog’s behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable indicates a need for intervention. Don’t ignore the first signs of trouble.
· Observe your dog: Dogs displaying non-social, “stand-offish” may bite if forced to interact. Dogs that forcefully jump up or against you, attempt to mount, or are “mouthy” are showing their intentions are confrontational. Dogs that stiffen momentarily in response to eye contact or touch, or when you are close to their food/toy/another person, do not welcome your interference and may bite if their signals are ignored. Specifically watch for body language like direct and hard eye contact from your dog, the base of tail elevated above the level of the dog’s back, and hackles up. A warning growl should never be ignored. These are signs that additional training is warranted.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite attack, contact a personal injury lawyer in Florence.