A recent study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than two-thirds of dog owners in the United States allow their pets to play in their yards.
According to the study, which was published Monday, only one-quarter of dog-owners reported that their dogs had been involved in an accident.
“Many dog owners are reluctant to share their dogs with their pets, but there is little data on this topic and it is hard to assess the impact of allowing dogs into the yard,” said the study’s lead author, Dara Bittles, a behavioral biologist at the CDC.
“Dogs can play safely, and some studies have shown that children with dogs do not get into trouble for playing with other children.”
Read moreDog owners may also be reluctant to allow their dogs into their yards to play because the breed has a history of aggression toward people.
That could make it more difficult to control the behavior of the breed, experts said.
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It may not be safe for the owner, but it’s not unsafe for the dog.”
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