Can a dog be put down for biting a child?

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Will a Dog Be Put Down if it Bites Someone? Most dog bites are rather harmless incidences, like a dog accidentally biting a child while they are playing together.

However sometimes these bites can be much more serious, according to the same study 20% of people that have been bit by a dog require medical attention.

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Dogs Who Bite Kids Must Be Put Down.

According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among children, "the rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for those ages five to nine years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults."

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Dogs Who Bite Kids Must Be Put Down.

According to the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among children, "the rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for those ages five to nine years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites than adults."

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Territorial Behavior.

Researchers suggest the main cause of aggression in dogs stems from territorial behavior: Children under the age of 6 were more likely to be bitten when a dog felt the kids were threatening to take his food or toys.

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Puppies nip to play, to get attention and because they are teething.

It is also important to teach your puppy how delicate human skin is, so let her experiment a bit and to give her feedback (say "yipe!" and remove your attention) when your puppy bites too hard.

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It is possible that a dog can be put down for biting someone, but it won't happen in most cases. When a dog is put down, it's usually because there is a history of aggression including the dog having bitten in the past.
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Keep the medical details simple and age appropriate. Explain that the pet is ill and suffering, and that the veterinarian has the ability to end that suffering in a very humane and gentle way with a simple, painless injection. Don't be afraid to let your children see your own sadness about your pet's death.
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Here are four basic steps to working with a dog that doesn't like kids: Manage the situation.

Avoid children if your dog is aggressive towards children.

Keep your dog on a leash and use fences or muzzles to prevent bites.

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