Here are 8 simple tips to prevent your dog from attacking others and instructions on what to do if a bite should occur.

Like most people, we love dogs. My wife and I grew up with dogs and we have a family dog who has been a part of our family for eight years. We believe that it is the responsibility of a dog owner to ensure that the dog does not present a safety risk to others. So, here we offer our tips on how to prevent your dog from biting.

  1. Spay or neuter your dog.
  2. Socialize your dog by introducing the dog to different people and situations.
  3. Avoid teaching your dog behaviors like chasing people or play attacking.
  4. Don't wait for an attack. The moment your dog displays aggressive behavior toward a person, seek help and advice from your veterinarian.
  5. Keep your dog on your property.
  6. Include your dog in your family, i.e. don't just leave your dog alone tied up in the yard.
  7. License your dog.
  8. Provide regular veterinary care, including rabies vaccinations.

What to Do if Your Dog Bites Someone

If your dog bites someone here's what you should do:

  • Confine the dog immediately and help the victim. Seek medical help.
  • Give the victim important information such as the date of your dog's last rabies vaccination.
  • Cooperate with animal control officers by providing them with as much information as they require. If the dog must be quarantined, you may ask to confine the dog in your home. Strictly follow the quarantine requirements.
  • Seek professional (we suggest your veterinarian) help to prevent another attack.
  • If your dog is dangerous, don't give him to anyone else who can't prevent him from biting.
  • Don't give your dangerous dog to someone who wants a "mean" dog.
  • If your dog is dangerous and you cannot control the dog, consult with your veterinarian and about your options.

The Erie dog bite lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have experience representing people who've been injured in dog and animal attacks. Our primary goal and objective is to make sure our clients and their families receive the compensation and resources they need to treat and manage their injuries and to compensate them for their losses.

As skilled Erie injury lawyers who have helped injured clients who have been attacked by dogs, we understand how to evaluate these cases and help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for your medical care and compensate you for your losses.

Call Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, locally at 814-580-5017 or toll free 877-505-9548 to schedule your free and confidential consultation with an Erie Dog Attack Lawyer.

We will fight for your legal rights to the money and resources you need to fix what can be fixed, help what can be helped and make up for what cannot be fixed or helped.