Many children adore dogs. This is a healthy attitude to have that parents may wish to encourage. And while many dogs will behave very friendly with children, others can be aggressive and may even attack and bite. But a child is less likely to be harmed if he or she understands how to interact with a dog.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advises parents to teach their children the following things to help them stay safe when approaching dogs: