boy getting a dog bite in MilwaukeeA family dog can bring a lot of joy to your home. As a parent, however, you know that a dog can also bring a lot of work when there are kids at home. While all dogs need to be fed, walked, taken to the vet, and loved, there is additional work to do if you have a home that has both a dog and a child. The additional work is well worth it, however, and can help keep your kids, visitors to your home, and your dog safe.

Safety Tips May Prevent Some Milwaukee Dog Bite Injuries

As a parent, it is important to:

  • Train your dog
  • Socialize your dog
  • Teach your children how to treat your dog
  • Never leave babies or young children alone with a dog

Make sure that any friends who come to the house know how to treat animals and that your dog is comfortable. If your dog appears anxious, upset, or aggressive then it is important to put the dog in a room or outside where the friend will not be during his or her visit.

Overall, it is important to trust your gut instinct and take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

Contact a Milwaukee Dog Bite Injury Lawyer If Your Child Has Been Hurt

Sometimes the dog bite accident doesn’t happen in your home. Sometimes it is your child who is visiting a friend and who gets hurt by that friend’s family dog. If your child has suffered a dog bite injury then it is important to learn everything that you can about your child’s legal rights. Your child may be entitled to compensation for her current and future medical expenses and other injuries—and your child may be able to protect her legal rights while keeping her friend.

For more information about what to do after a dog bite injury, please call our experienced Milwaukee dog bite attorney today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800.