Attorney Big Al Provides Tips to Prevent Dog Bite Increases This Summer in Michigan

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This April, dog bite rates rose again in Detroit and are expected to continue rising this Memorial Day weekend unless steps are taken to identify, prevent, and stop vicious animal attacks. Attorney Big Al calls for citizens to learn basic dog psychology and securing pets to help reduce the rates of dog violence in Michigan.

Attorney Big Al standing next to his desk smiling at the camera.

Attorney Big Al, Alon Barzakay

Dogs can be such wonderful pets, but if they’re not trained correctly or if they’re not given the right exercise for their temperament...It’s crucial that people educate themselves so we don’t see the same thing this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Dog bites in the city of Detroit has concerned Attorney Big Al of the 1-800-HURT-123 firm. He wants everyone to educate themselves in order to prevent any more dog attacks especially as children gear up to leave school for the summer.

“It’s terrible when dog attacks happen,” Big Al said. “Dogs can be such wonderful pets, but if they’re not trained correctly or if they’re not given the right exercise for their temperament, these things can happen. It’s crucial that people educate themselves so we don’t see the same thing this upcoming summer.”

Understanding this phenomenon, for example, a basic understanding of dog breeds: many dogs bred for strength and speed are not properly exercised by their owners, and this results in dogs with a lot of energy and no outlet. This is a dangerous recipe for unattended children playing on the street and for everyone living their lives around these dogs. If proper care is taken, then these rates don’t have to continue increasing next month however, education on proper dog care and safety is paramount.

Most dog bites and accidents happen with very young children who are left alone with the dog. For example, the child may not know how to treat the dog, and they may try and roughhouse with the animal as they would with an adult or a playmate. This can stress the dog and unleash aggression, especially when the child is very small. As a rule of thumb, never leave a child alone with a dog. 1-800-HURT-123 encourages teaching children never to approach a chained up dog, especially a male. These are all situations that make dogs feel stressed and vulnerable, and they may lash out.

Dog owners in Detroit can make sure a their dog is getting exercised every day, especially if they have a larger breed. Simple precautions can prevent increased rates of dog bites and mauling next month.

"Our team and I don't want to see these numbers increase which is why we are calling for all our fellow Michigan dog owners to take responsibility to help see this rate decrease," said Attorney Big Al.

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