In May Ohio legislators passed House Bill 14, which stripped the automatic "dangerous dog" label from pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The new law was good news for owners of the breed, who no longer have to keep their dogs on chain-linked leashes or muzzle them when taking them off their own property. It also meant fewer euthanizations at animal shelters, which weren't able to adopt out the dogs as easily as other breeds.
But the new law doesn't signal the end of dog bites, by pit bulls or any other breed. Child injuries can still result from a dog attack or a single bite, and they can be devastating experiences. But a good first step to prevention is educating your children on how to behave around a dog, especially one they don't know.
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