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Study: Dogs Bite Anxious People More

If you've ever been nervous around a dog and told to just be calm because dogs can "smell fear", you know that this advice is about as effective as telling a pissed-off person to chill. The sentiment behind that guidance, though, appears to be rooted in some truth. While dogs probably can't smell fear, they do seem to respond to fearful people with more aggression. A new study published yesterday in the BMJ found that anxious, neurotic people are more likely to be bitten by dogs.
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