Five Factors In Dog Attacks

‘There are five key things that contribute to a dog attack, there’s failure of early socialisation, failure of later socialisation, genetics, a pre-existing medical condition and victim behaviour,” he says.

“And they’re the five things which we need to influence to try and reduce this from occurring.”

The vet explains that “size counts” when it comes to dog attacks, with a large breed obviously posing a greater threat than a small aggressive dog.’

Make that ‘Victim’s Behaviour’ x10

This is not so say that ‘it’s the victim’s fault’ but the fact is, in every dog attack I have confronted the victim’s behaviour has exacerbated the situation.

Education is the key!

As I keep saying in this publication.


About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

One comment

  1. Totally agree – educate, don’t discriminate! At the end of the day, no matter what breed attacks (and it’s always the Staffie/Pit Bull ‘type’ that gets the bad press) the fault lies with the owner, not the dog, not the breed of dog..

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