This is a NEW Member’s Blog. Our first topic is Dog Bites.
I will be offering ideas on the topic and EDOA Members are invited to weigh in. With the training and experience of our group, we will be able to offer some insights and perhaps prevent a dangerous incident in our town.
First: Know what to do if a dog bites?
This from Cape Cod Healthcare.
It is especially tragic when a dog bites. Someone is hurt. Someone is sad. An owner is libel for some serious medical bills. Un-involved dogs and owners face cries for further restriction. The offending dog may be deemed dangerous and even be put-down. Such was the case in two incidents in Massachusetts this month. Tragic. And preventable.
Being bit by a dog is the #1 reason people fear dogs. Fear is the #1 reason dogs bite. We can include being “protective” in that category.
In the coming days, this space will have comments on this topic with the goal to have a better community relationship with our dogs. You are invited to join in the conversation.