Because they are small and unpredictable, children are susceptible to dog bites even from your own dog or the neighbour’s dog. Children are unable to recognize the signs of aggression.
Never leave a child alone with a dog, even if the animal knows the child and does not seem dangerous. Remember that a dog that is gentle with your child may show aggression toward other children. Take signs of aggression seriously. If the dog bares its teeth, growls, or pretends to bite, see your veterinarian or a dog trainer.
When you are at someone else’s home, be especially vigilant if the household dog does not know your child.