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How To Stop A Dog Attack

The other day I was walking a dog and two other dogs started on him. The dog I was walking was on the lead and other two were off lead and no owner in site, so I thought I would add some information on here from Cesar's Way and hopefully help other people. As it is a very scary experience and I was lucky as the dog was not hurt or myself.

An aggressive dog wants you to be stressed out before it attacks, but if you remain calm and in control, it slows them down and throws them off. Also avoid direct eye contact with an aggressive dog. Stand slightly sideways (which also makes you a narrower target) while keeping the dog in your peripheral vision.

It’s probably good practice to always have something on you that you can use in this manner, whether it’s a sweatshirt tied loosely around your waist, a stick, or even a stuffed dog toy. If you can pull it off quickly enough, you can also use one of your shoes.

In all cases, remember to protect your face, chest, and throat. Also keep your hands in fists to protect your fingers. If you must be bitten, the safest place for it to happen is the shin or forearm; a dog bite to the thigh can cause fatal bleeding.

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