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  What can you do?

   -Vaccinate your pet.

   -Maintain control of your pets to reduce their exposure to wildlife.

   -Spay or neuter to decrease the number of stray animals.

   -Report any stray or ill animals to animal control (410-749-1070).

   -Report all animal bites and scratches: 410-546-4446 during business hours or 410-543-6996 after hours.


   How can dog bites be prevented?

   Before you bring a dog into your household:

   -Consult with a professional to learn what breeds of dogs are the best fit for your household.

   -Dogs with histories of aggression are not suitable for households with children.


   If you decide to bring a dog into your home:

   -Spay/neuter your dog (this often reduces aggressive tendencies).

   -Never leave infants or young children alone with a dog.

   -Don’t play aggressive games with your dog (e.g., wrestling).

   -Properly socialize and train any dog entering your household. Teach the dog submissive behaviors.

   -Immediately seek professional advice if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.


   Safety tips for children:

   -Do not approach an unfamiliar dog.

   -Do not run from a dog or scream. Remain motionless (e.g., "be still like a tree") when approached by an unfamiliar dog.

   -If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still (e.g., "be still like a log").

   -Do not play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.

   -Immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior to an adult.
 
   -Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.

   -Do not disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.

   -Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first.

   -If bitten, immediately report the bite to an adult.

   -Doggie Do's and Don'ts (también en español)
 

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