Dogs bite, and, unfortunately, it happens quite often. Children are most often the victims of bites, and half of them are under the age of 13.
Why do dogs attack? There are many reasons: either protection of the territory, or the mother protects her children, or from pain, from fear. But the main thing is not the reasons for the attack, but what to do in this situation, in order to avoid serious consequences after a meeting with an aggressive animal.
The main thing is not to get scared and not to run. Although this is the first thought that comes to mind. Running is useless, the dog runs five times faster than a man. Exception: if you can quickly reach the place where you are guaranteed to be out of the reach of the dog: quickly climb up a tree branch, climb up a vertical staircase, take shelter in the entrance or enter the water up to the waist (in the water, the dog, as a rule, is defenseless).
If you can not hide, prepare to defend yourself. Assess the situation, if possible, cover: lean your back against the fence, wall, tree. This will help you stay in place and protect you from attacking from behind. Put forward the bag, umbrella, folded clothes. The dog will instinctively cling to this object, and you at this time will be able to strike her with the kick.
Improvise! Think about what you can use as a weapon. Use to protect everything that is at hand. Suddenly opened umbrella, the flame of the lighter can distract and frighten the dog. Throw rocks or earth in the dog, thrust the animal into the mouth of a stick, bag or even your hand, wrapped in a layer of clothing. And most importantly! Do not be afraid to make noise, shout, whistle, call for help, some you and the dog will not last long.
All these methods are good in theory. Of course, it’s better never to experience them in practice. In any case, it will not be superfluous to know that the most vulnerable places in an animal are the ribs, the tip of the nose, the bridge of the nose, the eyes, the occipital part and the joints of the paws.
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