Hillsborough County Animal Services in Florida will offer free training tips for dog owners and other activities on Saturday to kick off National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which begins Sunday. Data from AVMA show that about half of dog-bite incidents involve children, which can be prevented by training, says AVMA's Dr. James Cook. "That's why National Dog Bite Prevention Week is so important. Teaching people how to communicate with and properly behave around dogs is the best cure for dog bites," he said.

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