Having a dog as a part of your family is an exciting addition. If you are like so many other dog owners, your family is not complete until you have a cute puppy in your arms. However, having a dog as a part of your family brings on many responsibilities. A failure to take these responsibilities seriously can make for an unruly and aggressive dog. These dogs are often the cause of Milwaukee dog bites.
Surely you do not want your pet to be the dog that people fear. New dog owners often make the same mistakes when they are raising their pup. You should focus on not making these mistakes in order to raise a healthy, loving and friendly dog.
Three common mistakes that new dog owners make are:
- Not anticipating the amount of responsibility. Let’s face it, as fun and cute as a puppy is, it is a lot of work. Dogs need a lot of attention, playtime, walks, feedings, and lots of love. Failing to give these necessities may lead to an unruly dog that may be aggressive and quick to bite.
- Not socializing. Dogs—especially during the puppy stages—need to be socialized. A puppy needs to interact with other dogs as well as with children and adults. The socialization times should be positive times.
- Failing to provide training. Dogs are generally very smart and need have a passion for learning. As a dog owner, you should channel this passion in order to train the dog to be well-behaved and teach it how to interact and communicate.
Even though you take the appropriate steps to have a well-rounded dog, others may not do the same. If you a have been attacked by a dog you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Wisconsin dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.