Protecting Yourself From A Dog Attack 1

In this segment I talk about what to do if you do find yourself being bitten by a dog. Never try hitting the dog on it’s snout or head, this could drive them deeper into what’s know as “fight drive”. Instead grab the dogs front paw and twist as hard as you can. Don’t worry about the pain you think you’ll be in, at this point you have so much adrenaline pumping through your veins that you won’t be feeling anything, not until your at the hospital getting it treated…that’s when the pain comes in. Sometimes when I give this tip people give me a look like, “that’s mean, poor dog!” You are appling this to a dog that wants to cause serious bodily harm to you, not the dog the crawls up and wants to snuggle with you. What you are looking for is the dog to let go and run away, thinking twice about messing with you anymore. I really hope you never find yourself in a situation where this technique could be applied, stay safe and always be aware of your surroundings. Be safe!!!

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3 Responses to Protecting Yourself From A Dog Attack 1

  1. Thanks for the very helpful advice. I demo my first dog that has bitten a human tomorrow. Alfredo is lending me a leather muuzzle and I feel confidenate with the training I have had at Sit Means Sit Facility and your paw twisting technique, we will come thru this without injury and the dog will live. Thank you

  2. Very helpfull. Hope you will cover pitbull jumping issue, too.

  3. Thanks for the paw twisting advice. I’ve fostered, groomed and been around dogs my whole life and never heard about that as a means of protection and release during an attack. I will definitely keep that in mind should I ever need it. Hopefully it will remain one of those stored resources that I never have to call upon! Thanks. Great blog!

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