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Responsible Dog Handling

Since the ancient times, dogs have been the most popular pets for the people all over the world. And with the increase in the popularity of the dog as pets, there arises the increasing chances of animal related accidents like personal injury due to the dog attacks. These animal attacks caused by the dogs lead to serious injuries that at times may even be fatal and bring about the death of the person involved. According to a recent survey carried out, it has been found that children are the most attacked by the dogs and this has risen considerably in the last few years. As a result, several cases of animal related accidents have been forged and claims for personal injury compensation due to the dog bites are filed in the courts every year. This there fore necessitates the importance of responsible dog handling in order to minimise the frequencies of such animal related accidents.

Steps in responsible dog handling

Responsible dog handling calls for certain steps that need to be taken up in order to prevent the animal related accidents caused by the dogs. Proper handling of dogs would there fore mean not to irritate the dogs, not allowing the dogs to escape or cross the boundaries, unwanted entries of the dogs inside the private places of residential complexes, and also proper pet care. If these steps are followed by the dog owners, then in times of the dog related injury, the owner is not to be blamed. And thus the fault accumulates in the victim who was not careful during the time when the animal was advancing towards him or her.

Apart from this, today dog agility has become one of the most popular canine activities of the world. Responsible dog handling is also called for in this sport so as to prevent any animal related accidents caused by the dogs to the person who manoeuvres the dog during the course of the sport. The dog’s behaviour is the most urgent thing that is to be properly understood in order to prevent any dog related injury. The vets come up with certain guide lines as to how to treat or handle the pet dogs. These should be very carefully followed so that the animal related accidents caused by the dogs are best avoided. The poison treatment for the dogs, the care for the puppy and steps on how to control dog biting are some of the few procedures involved in responsible dog handling.

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