Dogs are friends to countless people worldwide. However, not every dog will be approachable. 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs per year, with young children suffering the most. Dogs will defend themselves for any number of reasons, which is why you must be cautious around unfamiliar dogs and know how to handle a hairy situation if one arises.
Van Sant Law has created a short infographic detailing the many reasons why a dog may lash out, as well as what you can do to prevent it from happening to yourself and others.
To learn more about how you can prevent dog bites, please see the accompanying guide.
Infographic courtesy of Van Sant Law, an Atlanta personal injury law firm