How to Avoid Getting Attacked By a Dog

Last year insurance companies paid our half a billion dollars for dog bites. Here are tips to keep you safe.
1:37 | 05/15/14

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We hope you've seen that video we showed you here last night rocketing around the country today. The neighbor's dog pouncing on a toddler the fearless fur -- the house cat suddenly flying through the air to save the day. Well tonight it's all part of a dialogue on a national issue of the -- dog next door your family and sometimes -- -- to. Here's ABC's David -- And -- Dog on the loose a bully in harm's way saved in this case by his -- That dramatic example caught on camera this week in Bakersfield California today a national alert raised by -- groups including the Postal Service and the humane society. Point five million Americans. Each year half of kids. A YE hale doesn't always there he needed to deal happy insurance industry paid out nearly half a billion dollars in claims for dog bites last year 5%. From the year before. The three states taking the biggest -- California new York and Ohio. Neither rain nor hail nor sleet personnel may stop the mail. But don't -- and the highest risk cities for postal workers revealed today Houston Los Angeles Cleveland and San Diego. How do you keep from getting -- you've got to be big you've got to be -- You've got to be dominating your personality was here don't want to that's the advice for grownups for little -- experts say don't approach -- you don't know. And if a dog attacks roll up into a ball or may -- katic. David Wright ABC news Los Angeles.

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