Here's How to Protect Yourself from Dog Bites on Your Walks

posted by Martha Quinn - 

My daughter was bitten by a neighbors dog once and it got me thinking how does one protect themselves from a dog bite? Thanks to listener Jord for sending me these awesome tips:

1. Stop and speak to the dog in a calm relaxed manner. See if his behavior changes. If you keep on walking the dog might think it's fun to chase you.

2. See if the dog is aggressive or fearful. If he looks aggressive then don't look him in the eye. If the dog looks fearful you can look him in the eye because it will show him you don't mean any harm. 

3. If you are wearing anything on you like sunglasses, hat, take it off because that can be scary to a dog.

4. DO NOT throw stuff at the dog! 

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