How to behave if you were attacked by a dog?
Attacking a dog is an unpleasant incident, but by following simple rules, it can be avoided or emerged from such a collision with minimal losses.
The main "NOT"
Here are five basic points that can prevent a dog from attacking:
- Do not look straight in the eyes. This is especially true for males, for them it is a direct challenge. Bitch may interpret your view in the same way, but the likelihood of this is somewhat lower.
- Do not turn your back. Then you automatically become a victim.
- Do not make sudden movements and sounds. Screaming, swinging, stomping with feet can provoke an attack of an oscillating animal.
- Do not touch the sleeping dog and do not select what he plays.
- Do not tease the animal.
Will attack or not?
Your behavior will be one of the key criteria that can trigger an animal attack. The only exception is the reaction of the sick dog, which initially behaves inadequately, and it is not possible to fully predict its actions.
The first step is to determine the likelihood of an attack. If the dog just ran up to you and does not show obvious aggression, then it may be hungry or interested in you, the contents of your bag. Such an animal will wag its tail, “smile” or just look with anticipation.
Barking does not mean direct aggression. The dog is trying to frighten and chase the uninvited guest from its territory. If the dog barks at you, but does not come near - just leave.
An aggressive animal, which is exactly going to attack, growls dully, presses the ears, the tail does not move, it is tense and raised up. Here are the key signs that the case has taken a serious turn, and just leave or “pay off” an extra sausage will not work.
Prepare to attack
If a dog attack is unavoidable, you should prepare for the attack. First of all, slowly retreat, without turning your back. Push against the wall, tree, fence, preventing the attack from behind.
Raise your arm to chest level and set your forearm forward. Well, if you have something in your hand: a backpack, a bag, a jacket, an umbrella.
At the time of the attack, throw your object into the dog, it can distract the animal and give you the opportunity to escape.If the hands are empty or there is no time to take something, close your hand: bites on it are not as dangerous to life and health as on the open neck or in the stomach, where large blood vessels pass.
Passive defense does not save
It should be understood that an aggressive animal that attacked a person will not lag behind, and you will have to fight for your life and health. No matter how you like dogs, in such a situation it is necessary to throw off all sorts of sentiments and beat them to defeat.
The attack of the dog will occur quickly enough, moreover, it has a higher pain threshold, therefore it is better not to strike blows randomly, but to throw at specific places. The most vulnerable are:
- groin, regardless of gender;
- belly and hypochondrium;
- neck and throat;
- nose, especially the part between the nostrils;
- the base of the ear.
If the dog attacked someone else with you, then grab it by the hind legs. The animal's physiology will not allow it to bite you, and it will be possible to throw it back into the water, throw it over the fence or otherwise gain the time it takes to escape. If there is nothing nearby, spin the animal and hit it against a wall, tree or ground.
If you distracted the dog with some object, and she grabbed it, then do not rush to release your chance of winning from the hands.This will be a great opportunity to attack yourself.
Wait for the moment of maximum tension and sharply beat your foot in the throat, preferably with a toe shoe. Most likely, this will bring your opponent down. Just do not miss: your loss of balance can be fatal. Falling to the ground, you can not get up.
The behavior of dogs is such that the untrained animal either grasps and will hold, or will begin to pull out a piece. Use this knowledge! If you have any sharp object in your hands, hit them in the nose and eyes.
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And remember the main thing: the attacking dog is as afraid of pain as any other living creature. Do not hold back your blows, show determination, this will show the animal that it’s not a passive victim, but a serious opponent who’s better not to touch.