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Dog Bites & Attacks

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: Protect Against Bites

Published on April 6, 2017 • Last updated July 26, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents, Dog Bites & Attacks

We all love dogs, and they can be great companions. However, some breeds can be very dangerous. Dogs killed 392 Americans between 2005 and 2016. 297 of those deaths were caused by two general dog breeds — pit bulls and rottweilers. Based on the number of dog bites, attacks, and fatalities, these are two of the most dangerous dog…

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Dog Leash Laws

Published on September 5, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Dog Bites & Attacks

] We’ve all seen the “Dogs must be on leash at all times” signs. With all the signs around, it might be hard to find areas where dogs are allowed off their leashes. Are they allowed to be unleashed while walking in the neighborhood? Is it okay to have your dog unleashed if the dog…

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Attacked by a Dog? Document Your Injuries

Published on July 26, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks

Being attacked by a dog is scarring. It can be tempting to try to forget about the event, distancing yourself from the trauma. You may feel bad about filing a report and pursuing compensation because you don’t want the dog and its owner to get in trouble but remember it is your responsibility to report…

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How to keep children safe around dogs

Published on June 23, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks

A dog can help your child learn responsibility, build confidence, and receive endless affection. Though dogs can be helpful your child’s development, they can be harmful if not handled properly. Over 4.5 million Americans are bit by dogs every year,  with half of them being children. Most children are bitten by dogs with no aggressive history.…

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Preventing Dog Bites: Not Just for Mailmen

Published on March 21, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks, Fatal Accidents, Wrongful Death

You’ve probably seen a comedy where the mailman gets his rear-end bitten by a dog and has to run away with a hole in his pants. These jokes are funny, but dog bites are a serious problem. Preventing dog bites is very important. They can cause serious injury and even be deadly. The Facts about Preventing…

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Dogs in Restaurants: What Does the Law Say?

Published on February 18, 2016 • Last updated July 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Community Involvement, Dog Bites & Attacks

Statistics show that Utah as a whole isn’t exceptionally dog-crazy, but a lot of us still are! For many of us, our dogs are a constant part of everyday life. Running, hiking, and playing with them is a favorite hobby. But what about eating out? Many owners like eating with their dogs in restaurants, to the dismay of…

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Recognizing Your Dog’s Aggressive Behavior: Stop the Problem at the Start

Published on September 19, 2015 • Last updated October 27, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Dog Bites & Attacks

Young boy lays next to the family dog.

A man’s best friend. There is good reason why we think of dogs as lifelong companions and protectors. They are extremely loyal and loving. Their puppy-dog eyes are enough to make anyone’s heart melt. However, the special bond that you share with your canine companion could be blinding you to your dog’s aggressive behavior. Recognizing the…

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