The fact of the matter is that there is no way you can guarantee that your dog won’t bite a person or another dog. Dogs are animals and will sometimes act on their instinct, which sometimes is to bite. Just because a dog bites does not necessarily mean he is a bad dog, or that you should get rid of him.

Although there is no way to guarantee that your dog won’t bite, you can—and should—do your best to train him not to bite. You can teach and train your dog to be well behaved and not react to situations by biting in a number of ways. The best way to prevent a Gurnee dog bite is by taking the following precautions:

  • Socialize your pet. A well-socialized puppy is far less likely to be fearful of new situations. The lack of fear in your puppy will lead to a decrease in the likelihood of aggression. When a puppy is young, and as he grows, he should be exposed to as many new places, people, and situations as possible.
  • Spay or neuter your dog. Studies have shown that a dog that has been spayed or neutered is less likely to become aggressive. A less aggressive dog is not as prone to biting as an aggressive dog.
  • Use obedience training. A dog that is obedient is much easier to control. Teach the dog basic commands that will keep him focused on you during stressful situations or situations in which he may be scared.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of an Illinois dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. A Gurnee dog bite lawyer at Hupy and Abraham will be able to guide you through the settlement process. For a free case evaluation, call 866-625-2299 today.