Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyers: Introducing Your Child to a New Dog
Many dogs are very tolerant of young children, and interactions between children and dogs are usually positive. However, it is important to remember that the potential for danger and risk of a dog bite attack always exists, especially when introducing a child to a dog for the first time. The following tips can help keep your child safe when meeting a new dog:
- Always ask permission from a dog’s owner before approaching or petting a dog.
- Be respectful and do not tease dogs.
- Be gentle and patient when petting a dog.
- Do not approach a dog while he or she is eating or sleeping.
- Remember that not all dogs are friendly.
- Allow a dog to smell your hand in a downward-facing closed fist before petting.
- Watch out for signs of aggression, such as exposed teeth, flattened ears, a lowered tail or a stiff, high, rapidly moving tail.
Cherry Hill Dog Bite Lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore Defend Those Bitten by Dogs
Dogs sometimes bite even without being provoked, and dog bites can cause serious, disfiguring injuries. If you or your child has been injured by a dog bite that requires medical attention, New Jersey dog bite lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by a dog bite. Contact us online or call 856-497-2203 or 1-800-CANT-WORK to schedule a free consultation. We represent dog bite victims in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.