How to Avoid Dog Bites

Children oftentimes don't know how to interact with dogs; scaring a dog can lead to defensive behavior, which can result in the dog biting a child. However, when kids know how to properly interact with dogs, dog bites can be avoided.

American Humane has put together a kid-friendly booklet to ​show children how to interact with dogs. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office suggests for this resource to be read together with parents and their children.


Download a copy of Gypsy and You: How to Avoid Dog Bites

Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

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(541) 388-6661

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63333 West Hwy 20
Bend, OR. 97703

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