National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 15-21st! Take care not be among the nearly 1 million Americans who require medical attention for dog bite wounds every year.
Some conscientious dog owners will attach a yellow ribbon to the leash or collar of a pet that may need some extra space. Be sure to ask before petting these animals and if walking your own dog, try to give the yellow ribboned dog plenty of room.
How should we respond when a dog approaches us when we're walking alone or with our four-legged friend? How do we respect a dog's space? Both answers are critical in helping prevent potentially volatile interactions with dogs.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week starts May 18! Read the following article by Dr. McKinney on Dog Bite Prevention and check back during the week for more information on how to read dog body language.