If dogs react to fast moving people, you running away will invoke the animal’s instinct to chase after you. And you definitely cannot run faster than most dogs. Eventually the dog will catch up and you will get bit. Stay calm and confront the beats. Look the animal in the eye without fear and yell stop with authority.
2. Stand Still
If the dog was chasing you because you were either running or cycling. Stop and stand still. The dog may just loose interest in your and go about its merrily business. Then gently move on without creating any sporadic movement until you are at a safe distant from the dog.
3. Don’t Raise Your Hand at the Animal
You don’t want to pore fuel into fire. Some aggressive dogs are not intimidated by negative gestures and this may influence the animal to attack to defend itself. Make fist and keep them up to your chest away from the dog to avoid dog biting your fingers.
4. Command the Dog to Back Off
Sum up some courage and tell the dog in a commanding voice to back off. If the dog senses fear in your stance and voice, it will not recognise your command. But once you say it with bravery and authority. The dog will likely back away.
5. Distract the Dog
If you have a bottle, stick or anything not useful. Throw it in the opposite direction you are going. The dog may end up leaving you to run at the object. At this point, it is time to make that quick getaway. If you have nothing in your hand, just pretend to pick something up and throw.
6. Call help
Don’t be too dainty when calling for help. You are not at a tea party with the queen and calling the butler. You are being attacked by a dog. Call for help as loudly as possible.
If all the above fails or if you did not get a chance to exhibit them as the dog is immediately biting you, you will have to go ham like the dog and fight your way out of those bites. Use your fist to hit the dog in the head and throat. Avoid going directly at the mouth because the dog may just snap and grab hold of your hands. Do what you must to survive. If you can reach a stick, reach the stick and give the dog a few good walks to the side. You want to live but that doesn’t mean you should kill the animal.
Ensure that vital areas such as your neck and groin (Especially males) are protected at all times. A dog’s weapon is its teeth and to some extent it’s claws. If you can subdue the dog’s head by squeezing the neck and pressing the head to the floor using your hands or body, you can subdue the animal until it gives up or help arrives.
Wash The Wound
- If possible, wash off the wound immediately with pure water. Run the wound under the pipe until the pain eases a bit.
Visits the Doctor Immediately
- First and most common sense thing to do is see a doctor and inform him of the happenings. You don’t know what germs the animal may be carrying. You must ensure that the wounds are properly and professionally treated.
Report and Seek Compensation
- Report the incident to the right Authority. You may end up saving child’s life. If there is negligence on the dog owner’s side, you may have a good case to bring in court.
If you are attacked by a dog it doesn't mean that all dogs are dangerous and should be put away. Normally attacks are caused by misunderstanding on the dogs part or improper training of the animal. A dog which is always angry either has some underlining medical condition or was bred that way. Dogs have been good friends and companions for humans for a pretty long time and we know they are good and kind animals.