How to Survive a Dog Attack

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BRIGHT SIDE
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Russia, Russia

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Normally joggers, cyclers, and fast-moving people are at high risk of getting attacked by a dog. Dogs normally react to movements. Their chase instinct get triggered when they see someone moving. Sometimes if they feel you are trespassing on their property, they might attack you to protect their territory. All the provided advice below are referred by experts on how to keep yourself safe from dogs and what you can do if you are attacked by a dog all of a sudden.

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1. Don’t get panicked and try to stay calm.

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2. Don’t try to run as it will provoke the dog’s instinct to chase you.

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3. Stop moving and standstill. If you are running, then slow down to walk and stop walking completely.

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4. Stand sideways to appear slimmer and appear as a lesser threat to the dog.

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5. Don’t make eye contact with the dog. Keep it in sight but avoid direct eye contact.

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6. Make fists to protect your fingers from getting bitten off.

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7. Try to distract the dog with another object. If you have something in your hand, then through it in another direction.

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8. Command the dog to “Back away”. Tell in a confident and strong voice “No” or “Back Away”.

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9. If the dog starts biting you, try to hit the dog in the nose, throat, or in the back of the head.

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10. Yell for help if you get attacked.

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11. Protect your vital parts like the face and neck, use your weight to press the dog against the ground. Try to immobilize the dog’s head by pressing its neck.

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12. After you survived a dog attack, wash your wound with water and put a bandage to stop the bleeding first. Then immediately go to see a doctor.

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13. Call authorities and inform them about the accident with every detail possible.

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