On a crisp fall day, you might see more people out walking their dogs than
usual. Most of these dogs appear friendly, but not all are as nice as
they seem. Each day around 1,000 Americans require medical treatment for
dog bite injuries because of aggressive dogs. To help you determine if a dog is
dangerous, here are three types of dog aggression to watch out for:
Fear aggression: After you touch a dog, some dogs might bite you out of fear. Some signs
of fear aggression in dogs are ears held back, avoiding eye contact, lowered
head and body, tail tucked between legs and submissive urination. If you
see any of these signs, it’s best to not touch the dog to avoid
dog bite injuries. Don’t turn your back on the dog because they
might come behind you and bite you. Instead, stay calm and slowly walk away.
Dominant aggression: There are some dogs that are more dominant and aggressive than others.
Some signs of dominant aggression include excessive low-range barking,
snarling, snapping, staring, standing tall, erect ears and carrying the
tail high. These types of aggressive dogs won’t alert you before
attacking. It’s important to slowly walk away if you see a dog displaying
any aggressive behaviors.
Dog-to-dog aggression: Some dogs are more aggressive to other dogs than people, but can also bite
you if you get in the way. Typical signs of dog-to-dog aggression include
exposing teeth to other dogs, lunging, direct eye contact, raised hackles
and pricked ears. If you have a dominant dog, it’s best to keep
it away from any other dominant dogs to avoid aggressive behavior.
Even if you do your best to avoid dog bite injuries, you can still be attacked
due to a negligent owner. If you or a loved one were a victim of a
dog bite injury, you deserve justice and compensation.
Contact the dog bite injury attorneys at the Kyle Law Firm today and set-up your
free, no-obligation consultation.