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There are approximately 1 million dog bites each year in the United States. Between 60 and 70% of them are to

children. (See this.) That's a pretty staggering statistic.
•44% of bites to children less than six years old were associated with resource guarding.
•23% of children older than six years old were bit in association with territory guarding.
•Food guarding was the the cause in 42% of the bites to familiar children.
•In 53% of bites to unfamiliar children, territory guarding was the cause.
To read more

"How about the 59% for discipline measures? Remember, kids copy adults. If your children see you disciplining the dog they may decide to do the same, and that just may be the time that the dog decides she's had enough. Moreover, discipline is not effective with resource guarding, it frequently leads to escalation"

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