While dog-owners love their dogs and treat them with love and care, they are expected to extend the same courtesy to their neighbors. The absence of this attention to others results in daily conflicts between dog-owners and those who see the dog as a potentially dangerous threat to their children or even to adults.
Increasing numbers of dog-bite cases
Statistics regarding dog-bite cases in the US have been calculated on the basis of the number of patients who have been admitted in clinics and hospitals to receive dog-bite treatments. The numbers have risen by a whopping 86% between the years 1990 and 2008. Any dog irrespective of whether they live in the house or street is capable of displaying aggressive behavior when it they are confronted with a perceived threat. The extremely high number of dog-bite cases clearly indicates the fact that dog behavior is often observed to deviate from normal, predictable behavior patterns.