Children and Dogs: How Children Should and Should Not Interact with Dogs, by Dr. Sophia Yin.

Every year in the United States there are between 350,000 and 400,000 dog bites.  Of those bitten each year roughly 60% are reported to be children under the age of 15, two thirds of whom are boys. A recent study published in the Journal of Nursing, Social Studies and Public Health showed that children between the ages of 8 and 12 accurately recognized a dog’s emotions only 17% of the time. Of the 372 primary school children studied  only one
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