How to Protect Yourself from Stray Dogs
Point 1. See the dogs body language -
Is it aggressive or afraid?
Signs of aggression include: baring teeth, lifted tail, raised ears and hackles (the fur behind the neck, in many large breeds the hackles are very easy to see when they are lifted).
Signs of fear include: tucking the tail, laid back ears and also snarling or barking.
Barking is a sure sign that the dog doesn't want you any closer than you already are.
Point 2. Most dogs, big and small, are not aggressive and are likely to be afraid of you.
The most common situation is that a dog is lost, scared, and doesn't trust you.
Even if they look frightening, their first instinct will be to repel you and get away.
Point 3. For scared dogs, back away slowly until the dog is at ease.
Keep facing them when you back away but do not look them in the eye.
Do not try to command them. They will retreat once they feel you are far enough not to cause them any harm.
Point 4. For an aggressive dog, the first priority should be to protect yourself.
DO NOT RUN, as the dog will catch you and will be encouraged to bite.
Many dogs instinctively know how to "take down" a runner, and the last place you want to be is on the ground. Search for something to climb onto and call for help.
Point 5. If there is nothing that can safely remove you from an aggressive dog, you should use your arm to deflect or absorb any bites.
Do not aggravate an aggressive dog by shouting at it or staring into its eyes. Eye contact is aggressive and will likely spur an attack.
Point 6. Very few dogs will actually bite a human being, if unprovoked. Stay calm and try to keep your stance tall and confident. Walk away, if you aren't being chased. Dogs are pack animals. When they are alone, they are not usually looking for confrontation. Even in packs they usually chase people they do not know, who are new to their territory.
Point 7. Befriend dogs in your area. Once in a while if you are outside and see some dogs who live in the area, it is worth sharing a cheap packet of biscuits with them. Do not feed them directly but break each biscuit into two parts and throw them one pc by one pc towards the dog. This way the dog will regard you as an Ann Daata and will also listen to you. more
every person who speak in favour of animals and not just dogs. animals are
part of our world and ignoring them or killing is not the solution, if you
have any problem. its very easy to say kill animals as they are not able to
speak. I can fully understand the pain and fear of people who get bitten or
just fearful of bite as we too feel the fear when we venture in the
territory of unknown dogs but my dear ignorant people please try to
understand that why do they do that. ditej and one or two people have
beautifully explained the matter and issues of dogs and believe me that
once you fell in love with animals ... you will actually understand the
meaning of life and living on this earth. animals can teach you the meaning
of love as their love is so intense and pure. dogs and all other animals
sometimes do act violently and they have different reasons for it. for dogs
it may be mating season, when they litter, fight for space, being unwell,
ill treatment ... etc.
Ditej and all my brothers who are in support of the animals are not against
others and we just want to tell everybody that they are not dangerous
species and usually a very loving animal but yes they fight for their
I was thinking about the concern of people who are fearful of dogs and felt
that from their point of view their fear is correct but they have to come
out of that fear to survive this problem . . at the same time I was
thinking that what can I do to help them . . I feel that our theoretical
comments will not help to this issue and we need to tell people to see the
videos regarding dogs and their behavior. there is a serial of dogs rescuer
on NGC. it comes on sat and sunday. please see that and enhance your
knowledge about the animal. further see how this man tackles animal.
further you can see you tube about the behavior of animals and update
yourself and learn to tackle them. i know its difficult but if you people
are interested in living with them then you can do it for sure. animal
world is beautiful and their behavior can be tamed . . i am telling you...
but u just need to have right attitude and knowledge. I request dog lovers
to upload some videos if that may show something about dog behavior. god
bless all more
And following international norms??? They dont allow pissing and spitting in public too..Go follow that first..They dont litter in front of their houses or on corners of roads..first learn that...
They dont fight over religion.first learn that...
They dont bribe officials to get things done..First learn that...
And when you learn all that and get all these things implemented in India..Give me a call and we shall discuss about your great plans of mass murder...
ABC fails because of people who dont participate in the program..If people from each society take the pain of getting the strays sterilized...there is no way ABC wont work..
Go ahead and participate in these events to make it a success...Go to facebook...make people aware..ask them to participate..you ll see the difference then..make it a movement...educate people..There will be difference then..It is not an idea but the execution of that idea which makes it a success..If there are no people to execute it, it doesnt mean that the idea is bad..
Take the culling of dogs for instance...It will also not solve the problem unless people participate...
So, before trying to make people go ahead with your idea, participate in an existing idea and work towards it..rather than cribbing about it here..
We go to the streets and vaccinate dogs..we rescue dogs..a lot of people does that..go ahead, be one of them..empathize with them for once and learn how difficult it is to volunteer for so many abandoned, accidental and stolen dogs, cows, buffaloes etc. more