May 16-22, 2010 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week
If you have read my story, then you know that meeting Roltime's postman the first time raised a few hairs on my back, but I did not bite him. Unfortunately that is not the case for many postal workers around the nation, so the USPS provides regular training to postal employees on how to prevent dog bites.
Postal employees are not the only ones who need training on how to avoid dog bites. We all do!
The Humane Society of the United States offers the following tips to prevent a dog bite:
- Never approach an unfamiliar dog.
- Don't pet a dog—even your own—without letting him see and sniff you first.
- Never turn your back to a dog and run away. A dog's natural instinct will be to chase and catch you.
- Don't disturb a dog while she's sleeping, eating, chewing on a toy, or caring for puppies.
- Be cautious around strange dogs.
- Always assume that a dog who doesn't know you may see you as an intruder or a threat.
More info on Dog Bite Prevention