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Tips on Preventing Dog Bites

Want to be sure that Spot's social behavior is spotless? Dr. Barbara Sherman, a specialist in animal behavior at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine says the best way to prevent dog bites is to start training puppies in proper social behavior early on.

Some 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries that require medical attention. According to Dr. Sherman, here are the best ways to raise your puppies into well-mannered adult dogs:

Dr. Sherman can be reached at 919/513-6141 or via e-mail at barbara_sherman@ncsu.edu.