Spencer & Associates

Personal Injury Lawyers

Se habla español

24/7 contact Free Initial Consultation

Call Us Today: (818) 264-4776

We are Dedicated to Achieving Your Satisfaction.


  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

How to protect your child from dog bites

Even if your family does not own pets, your child is going to need to be able to safely interact with animals. It is likely that they will visit the homes of friends who own pets, and they will also interact with them in parks. It is important that you teach your child to act safely around dogs, in particular, so that injury can be avoided.

Your first impulse may be to warn your child about the dangers of dogs so that they are cautious. However, this could be an unhealthy form of communication and counter-productive. Children who are scared of dogs may panic or even scream when they come into contact with them, potentially triggering the dog to act aggressively.

It is far better to approach the topic from a more positive angle. The following are some ways that you can teach your child about being safe around dogs.

Promote good communication

You should make sure that healthy boundaries are understood by your child when it comes to pets. They should know that before petting a dog, they must ask the owner of the dog for permission. This will decrease the likelihood of your child coming into contact with a more aggressive dog.

Teach your child to behave kindly to both humans and animals

We teach our children to be kind to humans, and this principle should extend to animals, too. You should ensure that your child does not try to tease, hurt or scare the dog that they are playing with. By only acting in a loving and caring way, they will be less likely to cause the dog to react angrily.

Remind them to stay calm

Often the reaction that a child has to a dog's aggression can be enough to trigger an attack. It is important that your child knows how to react if a dog becomes excited or aggressive. They should make sure to stay calm at all times and not to make any sudden movements.

If your child becomes injured by a dog in California, it is important to know that holding the owner responsible is an option. By doing so, you may be able to gain compensation for medical bills and other damages caused.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Office Locations

Spencer & Associates
22801 Ventura Blvd
Suite 112
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Phone: 818-264-4776
Get Directions