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Tips to avoid a dog bite

Dog bite advice:

  • Don't run past a dog. The dog's natural instinct is to chase and catch prey.
  • If a dog threatens you, don't scream.  Avoid eye contact. Try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight.
  • Don't approach a strange dog, especially one that's tethered or confined.
  • While letter carriers are discouraged from petting animals, people who choose to pet dogs should always let a dog see and sniff them before petting the animal.
  • If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.
  • Owners should get their dogs obedience training.
  • When a letter carrier comes to your home, keep your dog inside, away from the door.
  • Don't let your child take mail from the letter carrier in the presence of your dog. Your dog's instinct is to protect the family.