There are certain suggestions for dog ownership to help to limit whether a dog will bite another person or try to help lower the chances of that occurring. The Insurance Information Institute actually offers seven tips on dog ownership. The first is to consult with a professional, such as a veterinarian, animal behaviorist or breeder, to learn about suitable breeds of dogs for your household or your neighborhood. Second, to spend time with a dog before buying or adopting it and particularly to use caution in bringing a dog into a home that has an infant or a toddler. Third, to have your dog spayed or neutered. Studies show that dogs are three times more likely to bite if they are not fixed. The fourth is to socialize your dog so it knows how to act around people and animals. Fifth is to teach children to refrain from disturbing a dog that is either eating or sleeping. Sixth is to play nonaggressive games with your dog, such as fetch, as compared to playing aggressive games like tug of war that could encourage inappropriate behavior. And seventh, never approach a strange dog and always avoid eye contact with a dog that appears to be threatening.