How to Avoid Being Bitten· Don't run past a dog. The dog's natural instinct is to chase and catch you.· 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.· People choosing to pet dogs should obtain permission from the owner first and 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.
How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner· Obedience training can teach dogs proper behavior and help owners control their dogs.· When a carrier comes to your home, keep your dog inside, away from the door in another room.· Dogs can be protective of their territory and may interpret the actions of letter carriers as a threat. Please take precautions when accepting mail in the presence of your pet.· Spay or neuter your dog. Neutered dogs are less likely to roam and bite.· Dogs that receive little attention or handling, or are left tied up for long periods of time, frequently turn into biters.
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