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Who doesn’t love puppies? They’re cute, fluffy, make adorable sounds, and are incredibly loyal. However, as cute as they are, they also bite. When puppies begin teething they see your arm as the perfect soother. Sometimes, a bite may break the skin, but you have to remain calm so that your puppy will break the habit. When you feel as if your puppy is about to bite, lightly pinch the puppies’ scruff. After the bite, clean your wound with water and use hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol to completely disinfect the wound.

 

Dog Bite Lawsuits and the Law

 

If a dog does happen to bite you and the bite is serious, you can file a dog bite lawsuit and the dog’s owner will have to pay for any damages. If your dog bites another person, you need to remove your dog from the situation immediately, putting your dog into a car or your house (if you are close by). You also need to check-up on the victim, and, if they require medical attention, call 911 immediately.

 

Saskatchewan is the only province in Canada that has enacted a province-wide Dangerous Dog legislation. You can be fined $10,000 and six months’ imprisonment for:

 

  • Being the owner of a dog that has bitten, injured, attacked, or killed without being provoked;
  • Not listening to court orders;
  • Owning a dog for fighting, or encouraging attacks.

 

Your Responsibility as a Dog Owner

 

Although this is a law in Saskatchewan, most provinces will fine dog owners for allowing their dogs to run loose or attack people and animals. The fines can be anywhere from $50.00 to $5,000.00. If you are charged, you might also be denied the privilege of owning any dog in the future. A victim might press further charges in a dog bite lawsuit if the injuries sustained were serious. Be prepared to deal with the consequences if your dog is involved in an aggressive attack against another person and/or animal.  

 

Sources:

 

http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-behavior/biting/what-to-do-if-youre-bitten-by-a-dog

 

https://www.ckc.ca/en/Files/Raising-My-Dog-Section/Responsible-Ownership/Your-Responsibilities-in-Case-of-a-Bite-Incidents