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We Never Thought Family Dogs Would Be Responsible For This High Bite Count

We Never Thought Family Dogs Would Be Responsible For This High Bite Count

No one wants to think that their precious pup might have a less-than-friendly interaction with another human, especially a tiny human. But, it’s always better to be proactive about taking precautions.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year. Children are the most common victims and also the most likely to incur severe injuries. And, a shocking 77% of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog!

Dog Bites by the Numbers

So, what can you do to keep both your kids and pups safe? That’s just the question Stop the 77 asks- and answers! In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23), kid-dog training and relationship experts Leah Hatley and Justine Schuurmans of The Family Dogā„¢ have launched this campaign to educate the entire family on providing the safest environment for the whole pack.

Sponsored by PetSafeĀ® brand, Stop the 77 is a three-part drive showing how to fully respect dogs and help keep kids safe around the pups they know. Watch the pawsome & powerful videos below, share the kid-friendly illustrated poster, and watch/learn much more at www.stopthe77.com.

A dog’s eye view of children’s behavior.:

How should you kiss a dog?

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h/t to and featured image by Stop the 77

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