Being the victim of a dog bite in Milwaukee can be a traumatic and painful experience. Having your dog be the cause of a dog bite can have its downside as well.

Many people look at their dogs as another family member, therefore, thinking your dog is perfect is a natural thing. As a loving dog owner you may think that your dog is perfect and would never harm another person or dog.

The majority of dogs that attack are usually not properly socialized or are mistreated. Although this is true, it does not mean your dog won’t be provoked by another person or dog. When a dog becomes stressed or anxious he may revert back to his animal instinct and bite.

If you somehow find yourself and your dog in a situation where you think he may bite another dog or person you should:

  • Leave the area. The easiest and quickest way out of a situation with your dog is to simply leave. Getting your dog away from the situation will give him time to calm down and gather composure.
  • Get his attention. Get your dog’s attention and let him know you are there with him. He may just need to see or hear you and realize that he is not alone in the situation. Once you get his attention, call him over and calm him down.
  • Intervene. If you see your dog begin to get upset, you should intervene and distract him from whatever is causing him to get worked up.

Although you take the necessary steps to prevent a dog bite does not mean others will do the same. If you have been involved in a dog attack you may be entitled to compensation. Call 800-800-5678 to contact an experienced Wisconsin dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham for a free legal consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.