How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner in 5 Steps

How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner in 5 Steps | Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason, but they can cause serious injuries when they act aggressively. Check out some surprising numbers on our Dog Bite Stats infographic:

                              Dog Bite Statistics

 Dogs are much more likely to attack children, which can cause lifelong physical and emotional scars. If you have both a child and a dog at home, keep reading to learn how to keep you, your family, and your pet, safe. 

  1. Train your dog to know basic commands like Sit, Stay, and No. You can either go to a class or train your dog on your own.
  2. Socialize your dog around other dogs and people, ideally in a dog park. The more comfortable your dog is in those settings, the less likely it will be to attack someone.
  3. Praise your dog when it obeys a command or behaves well. Positive reinforcement will encourage your dog to keep up good behavior.
  4. Vaccinate your dog against rabies and other preventable infectious diseases. Visit the vet if you think your dog feels sick, because how your dog feels affects how it behaves.
  5. Supervise your dog when in public places, especially around children and senior citizens. It is your duty to create boundaries that could prevent aggressive behavior.

Dog bite attorneys at Pintas and Mullins Law Firm know that it takes a dedicated legal team to get victims the justice they deserve.  If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a dog bite, contact us for a free case evaluation today. We practice in all 50 states and can travel to you.