If you’ve experienced the ordeal of being attacked by a dog, it can be a scary experience. It is difficult to know how to respond in the middle of this ordeal and there’s a chance you may panic and hurt yourself even more. Follow these points to protect yourself if you ever find yourself facing the denuded teeth of an irked dog.
Canines make excellent house pets and they are also a man’s best friend. Every now and then, dogs that have been poorly trained or which has been ill-treated view other humans as threats. Jogging or running near a dig like this might cause it to retaliate aggressively and whey will ease once you’ve gone.
You shouldn’t overreact if you’ve been attacked by an angry canine. If a dog runs at you, the last thing to do is startle it even more. If you flail your arms, run away, or even scream, it will tell the dog that you are afraid and this can invigorate it to carry on with the attack.
You should also have the right energy. Dogs associate with each other based on the energy they give off and they check these exact signs from humans. To deal with a dog that is ambushing you, you want to come across as harmonious but bold. You should stand side-on to the canine as this tells that you’re not looking to indulge in a fight and would also make you a limited target. To show the dog that you’re not afraid you should stand up straight and avoid eye contact with the dog as this would irritate it even more.
The third step is sidetracking the dog. In case the dog gets within reach for the above regulations, possible because it completely catches you by surprise, don’t let it bite you directly. By chance, you have long sleeves, do your best pulling your hands in, and see to it that the dog chews down on the sheath. Try to pull out the item of clothing while the canine is chewing ad get to safety.
In case the worst occur and the dog gets a hold of you, do your best to protect your torso, neck, and head. The dog may get disengaged if you can cover its eyes. If fighting back is the only choice available, do so but with caution.
If you succeed in breaking free and getting somewhere safe, contact the authorities at once. If you find yourself hurt in a canine attack, you can submit a dog bite lawsuit so that you get a settlement. Filing for a dog bite lawsuit will also keep others safe from getting attacked by this dog in the future.