Dog Bite Prevention Workshop

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Dog Bite Prevention Workshop

We take the safety of your human family members just as seriously as we do the safety of your pets. In support of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 17-May 23rd our hospital is sponsoring a dog bite prevention workshop for local families.  This workshop will address human and canine behaviors that often precipitate an act of aggression on the part of the dog, and how to prevent them.

If you are interested in this FREE class, please email our office and we will put you on our invitation list.  Adults and children of 12 years of age or older are invited to attend. This workshop will be held Wednesday, May 4th from 5 pm to 6pm.

More than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year and almost 1 in 5 requires medical attention.  Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured and severely traumatized.

Common dog bite myths include:
• My dog would never bite.
• We got an (insert breed) because they don’t bite.
• Only dogs that are abused or trained toward aggression bite.
• My child would never hurt a dog.
• My child knows to stay away from strange dogs.
• My child and my dog are best friends.

Whether you are a first time or experienced dog owner, please join us for a fun and informative workshop designed to keep you and your family from becoming another dog bite statistic.

1691 Melrose Drive #110

San Marcos, CA 92078


One comment

  • Thank you for bringing this to everyone’s attention!!

    My daughter was bit in the face at age 2 1/2 at the trails at San Elijo by an Australian Shepard. She asked the owner, a blondish woman in her early 50’s if if was ok for her to pet her dog. The woman said yes. I am not sure what happened, because my daughter was very gentle, but it nipped her in the face just missing her eye. It was terrifying and by the way, the woman RAN away and left me and my 10 month old son alone with my 2 1/2 daughter who had just been bitten alone. She RAN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Because of this incident we had to have my terrified daughter out into a papoose and sedated kicking and screaming because she didn’t understand. They had to sedate her and have plastic surgeon give her stitches. She then had to undergo a series of rabies vaccines because it wasn’t known if the dog was vaccinated or not.

    This incident caused her to be TERRIFIED of any dog for years. We had to work with her very hard to gain her confidence back around any dog.
    The ER at the hospital said that 90% of dog bites are from owners that said their dog would never bite anyone. German Sheppards and LABS are in the top!
    Don’t even get me started about Pit Bulls…… my closest friend had a half pit bull breed which randomly attacked her after she had owned him for 8 years!!

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