As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to prevent your dog from biting people. In some states, if a dog bites a person, you could lose your dog. This is why it is smart to think about prevention, even if you are protected by dog owner liability insurance.
You should always keep your dog restricted to your property. If you do not have a fence, then your dog should be tied out or chained when it is outside. If you do have a fence, it needs to be strong enough and built in such a way that your dog cannot get through it, under it or over it.
It may help to get your dog neutered if it is a male. This may help reduce aggressive tendencies. If your dog is a breed known for aggression or if you have experienced aggressive behavior from your dog before, you should put up warning signs and be extra vigilant about allowing strangers around your dog.
Typically, dogs learn about aggression from how they are raised. So, you should always be gentle with your dog. Don’t play games that encourage aggression. Don’t ever hit your dog or allow others to hit it. Train your dog on the basic commands, which include stay, come, heel and sit.
By following these tips, you can help reduce the chances your dog will bite someone. This gives you a peace of mind that is backed up by your dog owner liability insurance.