One in Three Dog Owners Have Been Bitten By a Dog
People who don't like dogs always say it's because they were bitten by one. But according to a survey by a veterinary charity in the U.K., nearly one in three dog OWNERS have been bitten or attacked by a dog. They haven't necessarily been attacked by their OWN dog, but 30% say that they've been bitten by SOME dog at SOME point in their lives. And more than HALF know someone else who's been attacked by a dog.
In a separate survey of children, two out of three kids said that they've been frightened by a dog's behavior. At least one in 10 dog owners admit that their dog exhibits problem behavior on a regular basis, and it could be as high as one in five. Three in five, or 61% say that their dog didn't have any kind of training as a puppy, which might be why so many behave badly.