• If your dog bites someone, act responsibly by taking the following steps:
  • Confine your dog immediately.
  • Check on the victim’s condition. Call for emergency medical help if necessary.
  • Provide the victim with necessary information, including the date of your dog’s last rabies vaccination and whether your dog has had any serious illnesses.
  • Cooperate with the animal control officials. Obey their directions about quarantining your dog in your home, a veterinary hospital, or an animal control facility.
  • Seek professional help to prevent your dog from biting again. Get a referral from a veterinarian, animal control agency, or humane society for a dog trainer or an animal behavior specialist in your area.
  • If you cannot control your dog’s dangerous behavior and decide to sell it or give it away, be careful about selecting a new owner. Tell that person about the past dog attacks and ask whether the individual is willing and able to prevent the dog from causing further harm.