Infographic – how to survive a dog attack
This is a really cool infographic on how to survive a dog attack by Art of Manliness and Ted Slampyak. I’ve taken this from the Reddit.com website. Although the infographic is copyright protected by the aforementioned person and organisation, I believe that I can publish it on my website due to fair use and because of the fact that publication on another website has been allowed by the authors of this image. I hope that they will allow it here. It is a very good and very well constructed infographic which needs to be utilised, if I may say so, to educate people. I have provided a link to their website as an act of courtesy.
LINK TO ART OF MANLINESS – note: I can’t guarantee that the link will be viable indefinitely. Also, I can’t vouch for the content of their website. Although it looks good.
Here is a video as a backup to the infographic. The technique is slightly different to that stated in the infographic.
Note: This is a video from another website which is embedded here. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.
I have watched the video and it seems to me that the key is to switch off the impression in the dog that you might be a threat. At the same time, you’ve got to switch off the predator instinct in the dog. They chase fast moving objects. This is a predatory instinct. And if you turn sideways on but stand your ground you present less of a threat. And you might want to try distracting them as explained in the video by throwing something away. A dog might instinctively chase it. And if you have to fight the dog you should try and immobilise the head to prevent the animal using their teeth on you. Protect the face and neck and clinch your fist to avoid fingers being bitten. Perhaps of all these the first instinct to run needs to be countered. You need to stand firm without eye contact. Once again this is to eliminate the impression that you are a threat to the dog.
Some more articles on dog behavior are below:
34 percent rise in dog attacks against humans causing injury in the UK (15 percent increase in dog numbers)
Out-of-control dog drives 28 lambs to their deaths in a stream
Rescue team honour the life of a rescue dog killed when searching for survivors of Turkey’s earthquakes
Dog accurately copies owner’s smile because she is jealous of the baby and feels left out
Humans are responsible for the bad reputation of the Pitbull dog