Keeping you and your children safe from dog attacks - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Keeping you and your children safe from dog attacks

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

TYLER (KYTX) - Whether you or your child are familiar with a dog or not, animals can sometimes be violent. There are things parents can do to make sure their children avoid getting hurt.

Walking through the winding tree of Rose Rudman Park, you're likely to see several dogs.

Virginia Jackson likes to walk the trails but she's afraid of dogs.

"a lot of people have their dogs, but when they have em loose,...is this dog gonna come after me am I gonna have to run," said Jackson

Sheila Kamps is Jackson's walking buddy. She knows what she wouldn't do if a dog seemed like it would attack.

"Running I don't think is the best thing," said Kamps

Dog trainer Larry Archer said she's absolutely right.

"If there's some snarling going on the last thing I want to do is run."

He said if a dog is coming at you stand your ground, put your hands palm down in front of you and firmly yell no, then slowly back away.

It's never a good idea to go up to a dog you don't know. Archer said just because a dog's tail is wagging that doesn't' always mean it's happy and also if the hair on their back is standing up that's not a clear sign they'll attack, just that they are alert.

However when it comes to children, safety measures should be taken even more seriously. He said even when kids are playing to pay attention that they aren't playing too rough with a dog.

"Kids like to hug dogs, you really don't see dogs handing out hugs."

Archer said because kids are closer to a dog's eye level, that makes dogs feel like they are equal to a child.

"It doesn't matter if it's a poodle or if its' a mastiff. They're dogs that's the nature of a dog is being a predator."

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.