"Almost half of all (dog) attacks occur in homes,
and unsuspecting children are most often the victims,
dog bite data prepared for the by Monash University's Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit shows.
prepare your pets;
actively supervise pets with children;
and if you cannot, then separate them."
"even if the dog had been registered as a dangerous breed, the boy would still have been attacked,
because council guidelines are mostly concerned with how dangerous breeds should be handled and restrained in public."
Child Safety at Home
"Dangerous dogs must be muzzled when they are outside their owner’s property. The property must also have sufficient ‘‘containment measures’’, Mr Bliske said.