Looking for information on preventing and avoiding dog bites? You've come to the right place.
Millions of Americans share their homes with dogs. The vast majority of interactions between people and dogs are happy and benign. But for millions of Americans, the interactions are less positive; every year, an estimated 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs, ranging from minor nips to major attacks.
That's why The Humane Society of the United States works to reduce dog bite injuries. The good news is that dog bites can be prevented. Read our suggestions regarding how you can bite-proof your dog and stay safe around other canines.