Colorado isn’t known for an overwhelming number of dog-bite injuries, which may seem surprising considering how many Coloradans own and enjoy the companionship of dogs. In fact, Colorado and Denver consistently rank high on lists of most dog-friendly states and cities.
Even with abundant resources and positive attitudes, however, accidents still happen and people do occasionally get hurt by dogs. An owner’s misconduct or negligence is far more likely to prompt a dog bite or attack, which is why it’s critical for Denver dog owners to understand local and state ordinances, as well as practical guidelines for owning a dog.
Every year, 4.5 million dog bites are recorded throughout the U.S., and many of these dog bites could have been avoided had the dog owner simply followed the law.
Feel free to download and/or print this guide to effective (and legal!) dog ownership in Denver to ensure you and your loved ones are ready to take responsibility for your new furry companion. Click here to view or download a PDF version of your Guide to Responsible Dog Ownership in Denver.