Tips for Avoiding Dog Attacks and Preventing Dogs from Biting

Here are some general tips about how to behave around a dog followed by recommendations on things you should never do around a dog, many of them provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. We also offer some tips from a dog warden and some specific instructions on what to do if a dog attacks you or appears it is about to. How to avoid owning a dog that bites is also discussed … [Read more...]

Important for Ohio Parents To Teach Their Children About Dog Bite Prevention

Even though it was a really warm summer day, Maureen decided to forego the air conditioning in favor of throwing open the windows to let in the noises of summer: birds chirping, children playing, wind rustling leaves of trees... What she didn't expect to hear was the sound of alarmed children. She soon saw her 12-year-old son's friends helping him as he limped towards home. Then she heard the … [Read more...]

Akron Beacon Journal Story Features Our Kids Dog Bite Prevention Program

The Akron Beacon Journal featured our Kids Dog Bite Prevention Program in it's Sunday, October 30, 2016 edition. The article was written by Beacon Journal staff writer Stephanie Warsmith and explains how and why we created our dog bite prevention program during the summer of 2015. The article also tells the real-life story of one of our clients who was bitten by a friend's dog one day while … [Read more...]

Why Dogs Bite

Even if you don’t have a dog you probably know someone who does. With so many dogs, it is inevitable to also have dog bites. A lot of people do not realize that most dog bites occur in the home or a familiar place. Most dog bite victims are family or friends and about half of the victims are under the age of 13. Stray dog bites equate to a small percentage of dog bites in spite of it being a … [Read more...]

Tips For Choosing The Right Puppy For You and Your Family

All of us have probably known someone who claimed to have picked the smallest or shyest puppy in the litter and found it to be the best dog they ever owned. Their story is likely true, but most of us may not mind having a few tips on how to pick the best puppy in the group. Five Questions To Ask Yourself Experts suggest a potential new dog owner should first ask himself or herself five … [Read more...]

Signs a Dog May Bite and Training Your Dog Not To

How does a person know when a dog is going to bite someone? It’s said that any dog can bite even one who has been very gentle or never reacted by biting in other stressful situations. Veterinarians say biting is most likely to happen when a dog is afraid or is surprised. Both situations cause stress for the animal who may think he is preventing an attack on himself or believes he needs to … [Read more...]

Akron, Ohio Area Schools Focus on Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the third week of May each year. The purpose of this annual event is to increase education and awareness for preventing dog bites. This year, the event runs from May 15th through 21st and many Akron area schools are using this opportunity to help students and their families stay safe. Akron Public Schools are participating in a dog bite … [Read more...]

Open Letter to Parents About Preventing Dog Attacks on Children

Our law firm has represented hundreds and hundreds of dog bite victims throughout the State of Ohio. A large number of these victims have been children. Some of them have suffered terrible injuries from losing portions of their scalp, their face and other parts of their body. Frequently, these injuries have left permanent physical scars and awful psychological ones. Each and every time I … [Read more...]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17-23

“Seventy million nice dogs…but any dog can bite.” This is the slogan for National Dog Bite Prevention Week® which will be observed this month from May 17-23. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other organizations are promoting the annual event aimed at educating people about preventing dog bites which are currently a serious public health problem. Although some of the exact … [Read more...]

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