How To Protect Yourself Stray And Other Dogs

There are a lot of animals that roam the streets and that are not tended to by their owners. When waiting for my granddaughter to get off the bus one day there were two angry dogs that got loose and were chasing after kids in the neighborhood, and I had to stop them. Luckily, I didn’t get bit or harmed, if I did I would probably have to hire a dog bite accident attorney in order to get my medical bills taken care of as well as other compensation.

Watch your surroundings

When dealing with dogs and other animals you want to watch your surroundings. You don’t want to wonder off into their territory. If you do, then they will become aggressive and possibly attack you. Make sure that you know where you are going and stay out of their area as much as possible.

Carry treats

Another thing that you can do is if you are walking in or are going to be walking in an area with dogs, you will want to have some treats with you. You can use these treats to draw their attention away from you as well as use them to let them know you are friendly.

Don’t yell at them

You don’t want to yell at dogs, throw things at them or act aggressively in any way. This will only make them see you as a threat and once they establish that you are a threat, they will attack.

Stay calm

Another thing to do is stay calm. You want to act like whatever the dog is doing or saying doesn’t bother you anymore. Nobody likes an angry person especially if it’s at a stray or other dog.

Don’t back down

If he gets in your face and starts barking, don’t back down. Make sure that you have a firm stance with them and let them know that you are not going to allow yourself to get attacked. Show them that their intimidation tactics aren’t working with you so they will leave you alone or they will learn a lesson about not messing with you.