How can you defend yourself in a dog attack?
Tough call. Some dogs can be "backed down" by an aggressive
approach (yelling "go home!" and walking into the dog). That would
work if the dog is unsure of himself. A better idea would probably
be to stand still and try to diffuse the situation by not
challenging the dog. Most likely he will just sniff and eventually
lose interest. If the dog actually has a grip on you, the best bet
would be to keep on your feet and try to choke him with his collar.
(Provided he is wearing a collar.) People tend to beat, kick, punch
these dogs, and that generally doesn't work. They were bred to
tolerate pain to a large extent. But they can only go so long
without air. RUN