Common Factors in Dog Attacks Upon Children

girls puppyThe most serious attacks on children often have common factors — fact patterns that repeat themselves. Learn them and teach your children to beware of them. Here they are:

  • There is more than one dog.
  • The dog is in the backyard of a neighbor.
  • No adult is supervising the dog.
  • The dog is mid-sized or larger.
  • The dog is tethered on a chain or rope.

See also the following sections of

For Older Kids: Rules to Learn and Follow

A Dog Bite Danger Scale to Keep You and Your Kids Safe