nationalDog Bite Prevention Week

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. With some care and knowledge, most bites can be prevented. All this week the AKC will bring you tips for preventing dog bites and expert advice about canine behavior, responsible dog ownership, and what to do if you are bitten.

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Safety Around Dogs

By Penny Leigh

Educate yourself and your family about safety around dogs so you can recognize when a dog feels uncomfortable and does not want to the approached.


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