Dogs are friends to millions of citizens across the United States because they offer companionship to their owners. While this is true for many people, it is not a universal truth. Yes, millions of people adore dogs, but there are plenty of others who steer clear of dogs as much as possible, and with good reason. 4.5 million people in the United States are victims of dog bites every year, and young children often suffer the most. Dogs have instincts that they will rely on if they find themselves in an unfamiliar or uncomfortable situation.
While many dogs are indeed approachable, many are not. This is why individuals must be educated on how to handle a vicious dog if they find themselves in the presence of one. Atlanta firm Van Sant Law has created a brief infographic detailing the many reasons why a dog may turn aggressive as well as informing readers on what they can do to prevent bites from happening to themselves and those around them.
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Infographic courtesy of Van Sant Law, home to Atlanta’s injury attorneys