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Jonesboro Dog Bite Attorney: Child Recovery after Dog Bite Injury (Part B)

With the help of a Jonesboro dog bite attorney, you may be able to pursue a claim to recover any damages you incurred following a dog bite injury. But dealing with any emotional trauma after the dog bite incident may prove healthy. 

There are different ways you can reintroduce dogs into your child’s life. In the same article from Mother Nature Network, Kristen Collins – an animal behaviorist at the ASPCA – mentions using a stuffed animal so the child may practice petting and approaching the dog. Dr. Avasthi mentions using photos of dogs to reintroduce the animal to your child. 

Call upon a friend, co-worker, or someone you trust who has a friendly dog so your child can work with it in person. Don’t try and force your child to interact.  If afraid, allow the child to watch from a distance while you pet the dog and offer support when he or she feels ready to interact, too. 

Tell the child to allow the dog to sniff his or her hand (some experts recommend making a fist to protect fingers) before touching the dog. It may be a good idea to have the dog come to your child, and then you can demonstrate the correct way to pet the dog. 

You might even enlist the help of a dog handler or trainer. With their experience they have a better understanding of how to positively interact with dogs. 

Contacting a Jonesboro Dog Bite Attorney 

The healing process after a dog bite injury is different for each child. While you help your child with this, a Jonesboro dog bite attorney can help in recovering the compensation to which you may be entitled. 

Schedule your FREE legal consultation today by contacting the Law Offices of Jason Schultz. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of dog bite victims. In addition, we offer a free injury guide that can help you understand the process before you even speak with an attorney. Call today at 404-474-0804.

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