There are many aggressive dog breeds that you should be on the look out for if you or your children are in an area with dogs. A study of dog bite data from 1982 to 2011 indicated that American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, crosses of these two breeds and Wolf Hybrids were responsible for most injuries and fatalities to humans.
Some tips on protecting yourself and your children from aggressive dog breeds like these are to:
- Avoid areas with aggressive dogs: If you know of certain areas where aggressive dogs live, don’t walk in those areas in case the dog isn’t being supervised. If you can’t avoid that area, carry a dog deterrent that emits an ultrasound that will frighten the dangerous dogs away.
- Remain calm: When you are near an aggressive dog who you think might attack, it’s important to never run away from the dog or scream. A dog’s instinct is to chase you and attack if you run, so it’s best to stand still with your arms at your sides and avoid eye contact with the dog.
- Be ready if they attack: If an aggressive dog does attack you, try to put anything you have between you and the dog, whether it’s a purse, jacket or anything near you that you can grab. If the dog pushes you over, curl up your body, put your hands over your ears and try to protect your face as much as possible.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a dog bite or dog attack because of a negligent owner, you deserve compensation for your physical and emotional turmoil. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.