a-1510427501 1 Nov 11, 2017 11:11 AM Dog Bite on State Street It's no fun being bit by a dog, and I speak from personal experience. That said, I don't consider it a "bite" unless the skin has been broken to the point of requiring stitches. There's a big difference between a nip and a bite. *********(paragraph)********* This remarkable trend toward having dog companionship means that there are a great many novice dog owners out there. Dogs require obedience training. Or better yet: obedience education. This means the owners must learn and then pass that education onto their companion dogs. My advice: learn to read dogs, whether you like them or not. The reality is if you're dog averse, you're outnumbered and need to learn more about dogs or keep away from them the best you can. ***********I , for one, welcome this dog companion way of life. I believe it will translate into more humans enacting more compassion and humanity toward all of our fellow Earthlings.