Best Friends Animal Society offers tips, resources for National Dog Bite Prevention Week 

Appropriate socialization and training, which are critical parts of responsible pet ownership. Valley News/Courtesy photo
LOS ANGELES – The week of April 11-17 was National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and this year there are more reasons than ever to learn about preventing dog bites. From high-profile “nipping incidents” in the news, to the realization that there may be millions of dogs and puppies in new homes since the beginning of the pandemic. Over the past 13 months, increased household stress, isolation and lack of socialization have been hard on everyone, but they can have an especially detrimental effect on dogs. Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs and more than 800,000 Americans require medical attention; sadly at least half of these are children. According to the AVMA, dogs are more likely to become aggressive when they are unsupervised, unneutered and not
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