Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 19 - 25

Dog Bite Prevention Week is an opportunity to share some precautions about dogs and cats to ensure our safety in the community. Animal companionship is a huge part of everyday life for many of us and unexpected dog bites can occur even with a trusted animal. There are many things one can do to prevent dog bites in public as well as in one’s own home.

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Many dogs will give ample warnings when they start to become stressed enough to bite. Contact our behavior & training department for more information on training classes, private consulations, and how to read canin body language.

While most dogs we encounter day to day will be friendly or even maybe ignore us, there will be those that are not as nice. Remember, if you are bitten by a dog or cat you must report the bite by law (Ord. 3476 § 1 (part), 2007: Ord. 3377 § 1 (part), 2003) to the Marin Humane Society at 415-883-4621.

Keeping dog body language in mind, as well as providing training and socialization for your own dog at a young age, will help all of us live in a safer community.

Dog Bites by the Numbers


Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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