Dogs are not just pets, they're also animals. That means that they can switch into their wild instincts at unexpected moments and attack, causing serious and catastrophic injuries.
However, just because dogs are unpredictable does not mean that the majority of dog attacks can't be avoided. In fact, there are numerous things Great Falls residents can do -- and habits they can teach their children -- in order to prevent a catastrophic dog attack from occurring.
Tips for preventing dog attacks
In some ways, avoiding a dog attack is similar to avoiding an altercation with a human being. Treating dogs with respect, being polite and giving them plenty of personal space goes a very long way.
Here are some other important dog attack prevention strategies:
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