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Dog Bite Prevention
 Tips to prevent being bitten by a dog.
1.  NEVER approach a dog

                              Let the dog come to you

2. NEVER look a dog directly in the eye.

                               Always avert your eyes.

                               Direct eye contact is considered a challenge

3. Reach BELOW the chin, never above.

                         Above =dominance, which can be intimidating

4. Offer OPEN HAND/PALM UP.

                  Dogs identify by scent. There is no scent on the back of your hand. 

                  Palm up also suggests that you are offering a treat. Sharing=friend

5. NEVER hold a child or small dog directly over a dog's head.

                         If you must hold a small dog or baby above another dog,

                               lie the small dog or child on their back, belly up.

                        Above=dominance, which may be intimidating or perceived as a challenge.

6. DON'T RUN from an approaching dog. Turn SIDEWAYS and remain still. 

                             Dogs are predators, and respond to rapid movement. 

                                       Being still prevents the dog from focusing on you.

                           Sideways =truce, "I don't want to fight you"


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