Hello everyone, I understand that anything is possible and there is no way to guarantee that your puppy/dog and possibly even you will not be attacked by a dog or any other animal or even another human, but how do you minimise the chances of such an incident from happening? I live in a small village that is a few miles away from a smallish town and I’m about to rescue a dog so I want to know how everyone on here reduces the chances of any incidents from happening. The dog I’m about to rescue is socialised and friendly towards other dogs and people. I had a chat with my friend about it last night and she told me to avoid dog parks where there are 10-15 people chatting to each other and not keeping an eye on their dogs and there will be people with their dogs who go into the park and you won’t know the temperaments of the dogs. Is she right? I think she is because I’ve heard lots of stories of people’s dogs being attacked by other dogs in dog parks. Is that the most common place for an incident to happen? Oh, and she also told me to go to a specific location instead of just wandering unknown streets and only let your dog interact with other dogs that you know are friendly instead of thinking that your dog needs to greet every dog she sees in public. Has anyone ever kept dogs for decades and never had any incidents happen? Thanks everyone.