Do chained or tethered dogs attack more?

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control chained dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite. The reason for this is that a chained or tethered dog is often left outside, without human contact, for weeks, even months. Dogs, by their very nature, are pack animals that love and thrive on interaction. When they do not receive the loving attention they need they can become neurotic, anxious and all too often, aggressive.

This month we reported on a dog attacking and biting a child. The dog had been tethered for an extended period of time and had shown aggressive tendencies for months before the attack.

The question is: What can I do to prevent bites due to chained dogs?

The website,, will give you many ideas on how to spread the word about the dangers and cruelty of tethering.

At Van Dorn & Curtiss we strive to keep you informed when it comes to preventing dog bites and attacks. A dog attack can lead to serious and long lasting mental and physical trauma. If you or your child have been attacked by a dog please contact your experienced New Hampshire dog bite attorney at Van Dorn & Curtiss today for your free consultation.

We represent clients in Western New Hampshire and Eastern Vermont, including the counties of Essex, Caledonia, Orange, Windsor, Windham, Coos, Grafton, Sullivan, Cheshire, and Merrimack.

If you want aggressive and expert pursuit of your personal injury claim and full recovery of all damages you are owed due to the negligence of another, call Van Dorn & Curtiss at (603) 556-4148 for a consultation. Trust the lawyers other lawyers trust, and call Van Dorn & Curtiss today.


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