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Proper training can curb a dog's aggression - SPCA

There have been a number of recent incidents of young children being attacked and killed by their family dogs.

FILE: Stolen dog rescued from dog fighters. Picture: SPCA

CAPE TOWN - The Cape of Good Hope Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says proper training can curb a dog's aggression no matter the breed.

In separate incidents in the Cape over the past few weeks have seen young children being attacked and killed by their family dogs.

The organisation's Belinda Abraham says: "Because any dog, regardless of the breed, has had that socialisation and they've had that interaction and they understand their boundaries in terms of their interactions with people, as well as the other way around.

"Then you're almost guaranteed that, you are not going to have a tragic ending."