Dogs can be scared by sudden disturbances. Scared dogs may bite. Always call the dog first so that you do not surprise it. Do not go near any dog when it is eating its meal or chewing a bone, especially if you do not know the dog. If you approach, the dog may bite to defend its food.
5 people a day were attacked or harassed by a dog
4 dogs or other animals a day were attacked or harassed by a dog
1 person everyday was treated in an emergency department
1 person every two days was hospitalised – mostly children
Desexing reduces the risk of your dog biting.