National Dog Bite Prevention Week Begins

The postal service continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation's most commonly reported public health problems, dog bites.

Today is the start of National Dog Bite Prevention week which emphasizes the need for increased pet owner responsibility in the prevention of dog bites.

The Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society says it's an issue that needs to be addressed so they gave us some tips on how to be a responsible pet owner.

"The biggest thing is keeping your pet socialized, going to places like dog parts where they will be meeting a lot of strangers and other animals, taking them to training classes if possible, and if you know that your dog is nervous around strangers make sure that they are restrained in a fenced yard or on a leash. Just take every precaution," says Leah Lawrence, BGWC Humane Society.

The Humane Society of the United States reports that small children, the elderly, and postal service carriers, in that order, are the most frequent victims of dog bites.

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