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Protect your dog from a canine attack

The thought of being mauled by a dog can be one of the most terrifying things to cross your mind. However, what if it happened not to you, but to your own pup? Most dog attacks we hear about in New Jersey and elsewhere are those that involve human beings. While tragic and frightening, it is just as scary when someone's beloved pet is injured by someone else's dog.

When a dog attacks, many times the dog that bites is one that the person knew. It could be your child playing with a neighbor's dog, or your mom could reach over to pet your sleeping pooch, which startles awake and nips her. The circumstances can be different when a dog bites your dog, however. Often, dog attacks against other dogs occur during walks or at the park. You may protect your dog from attacks in the following ways:

  • Keep your dog on a leash when you are on a walk.
  • Consider limiting your dog's time off leash when you are at a park.
  • Choose dog parks with size-appropriate areas and watch your pup with others at all times.
  • Get obedience training to teach your dog to heel or come back immediately when called.
  • Understand that even the best-trained dogs may run off without notice or react unpredictably around other canines.
  • Be aware of your dog's behavior around others. Some dogs are friendly toward other dogs while others are wary or aggressive. Understand that another dog might not receive your dog's friendliness well.

It can also help to understand that dogs who are familiar with each other may not always be friendly. If you are trying to break up a dog fight, you could also suffer a bite injury. A negligent owner may be liable for your and your dog's injuries.

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