Introducing Babies to Dogs and Children under the Age of Six

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Children are more likely than adults to be bitten by a dog, and when they are, the injuries can be more severe.

Most dog bites occur at home by familiar dogs. A household dog is linked to a higher likelihood of biting than not having a dog. As the number of dogs in the home increases, so does the likelihood of being bitten. Adults with two or more dogs in the household are five times more likely to be bitten than those living with out dogs at home. Among adults, men are more likely than women to be bitten by a dog.

Any dog can bite. But if you understand the risks for dog bites and know how to protect yourself and your family, you will reduce your likelihood of getting bit or injured. CDC

Sally Montrucchio has been a service dog training director for over 20 years. Her experience includes psychiatric service dogs for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); mobility; seizure; autism; hearing. In 2012 Sally Montrucchio founded Next Step Service Dogs, Inc. to implement a new flagship program to serve military men and women who would benefit from the use of a service dog for PTSD, TBI, and mobility challenges, and, also for those military men and women who would benefit from a career training service dogs for their fellow warriors. She made training through games a hall mark of her programs because happy dogs and happy clients give a highly successful outcome. Dog owners and pet dog trainers can easy adjust her games to their own needs and classes.