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How can you defend yourself in a dog attack?

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2009-07-25 17:36:28

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

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