People who are experts in the field will tell you that the best way to avoid a dog attack is to learn how to read the animal’s body language and behavior.
Unless you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you cannot imagine the anxiety that lingers for years after that bite or attack. So here are some top tips for dog attack defense.
If you know of an area where dogs congregate, avoid it at all costs. Dogs develop a pack mentality when two or more are together. But if you are at a friend’s house and someone brings a dog over, you are just as likely to be attacked as not.
Some warning signs of a dog attack include barking and growling.
If the dog lifts its upper lip to show teeth, beware.
If a dog is attacking a child; and small children are the favorite targets of dog attacks next to letter carriers, don’t try pulling the dog off because that makes a wound deeper on the child. Instead, throw a coat or shirt over the dog’s head. When a dog cannot see, it panics momentarily and opens its mouth.
If a dog is running at you with a loping gait, he may just want to play. But if his ears are pinned back and its body is rigid, he means to attack you.
Always carry a blocking device with you when you are out in dog territory. That can include a stick or anything such as a shirt or jacket that you can stick in the dog’s mouth rather than have him bite your arm or leg.
And always carry a self-defense product such as a pepper spray with you. A pepper spray works just as well on a dog as it does on a human.
One trick that works very well is to carry dog treats with you when you walk your dog. If you see a dog coming at you, throw the dog treats in a different direction. Nine times out of 10, the dog will go after the treats and leave you alone.
A dog wagging its tail does not always mean that the dog is happy. It could mean that he is upset.
The American Humane Association tells us and the Center for Disease Control confirms that there over 5 million dog bites every year in the United States. If you follow these tips and carry a self-defense product such as a pepper spray that is meant for dogs, you may avoid a dog bite or dog attack. Don’t become a victim!
The Mace Pepper Gun has range of 25 feet making it an excellent tool for defending against dog attacks.
The Sabre Dog Spray can shoot out to 15 feet away.
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