The state of Ohio has come in 3rd, behind Illinois and California, when it comes to dog bite claims. According to State Farm Insurance, there were 226 dog bite claims in 2017 in Ohio alone. The came up to about $5 million in injury claims.
There were approximately 3,600 dog related injury claims across the nation last year and that resulted in $132 million in insurance pay out.
According to NBC4i.com, here are some tips to keep people safe from dog bites.
- Learn canine body language. Too often people misunderstand or miss signals that a dog is uncomfortable. For example, a dog that yawns might not necessarily be tired. Yawning can also be a sign of stress.
- Give dogs space. Dogs can feel threatened when strange people touch them, so take pressure off by giving them the choice to come into your space first to say hello.
- Be humane. Dogs that are raised and trained humanely are more confident and less likely to bite than dogs that are trained using punitive methods or equipment designed to intimidate and cause pain.
National Dog Day
1. Rihanna1 of 16
2. Serena Williams2 of 16
3. Kevin Hart3 of 16
4. Deborah Cox4 of 16
5. Will Smith5 of 16
6. Ciara6 of 16
7. The Obama’s Dogs7 of 16
8. CeeLo Green8 of 16
9. 50-Cent9 of 16
10. Angela Simmons10 of 16
11. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen11 of 16
12. Zoe Saldana12 of 16
13. Sherri Shepherd13 of 16
14. Shemar Moore14 of 16
15. Zendaya15 of 16
16. Mariah Carey16 of 16
Ohio 3rd in the Nation for Dog Bite Insurance Claims was originally published on mycolumbusmagic.com