How to avoid attack of a dog? Rules of a good form for biped
For a start I will clear the relation to the matter. I consider that self-defense from a dog has to take place only in case it is impossible to avoid the conflict. That is you should not rush on an animal just because his behavior seemed dangerous. Usually it turns out that collision could be avoided and, moreover, that the behavior of the person and provoked attack.
Proceeding from the fact that the best fight - fight cancelled, it is necessary to begin with acquaintance to behavior of a potential source of danger.
For some reason many forget that a dog - not the person that her psychology and perception of the world essentially differ from ours. There are several points which misunderstanding usually and leads to the conflicts between the person and an animal:
- the dog not necessarily perceives you as person - that is a being essentially of other look; it is better to assume in advance that in its understanding we - another (though special) a breed of dog;
- a dog - a gregarious predator and consequently, for her it is normal to protect ““, members of pack, from strangers;
- the dog - an animal territorial, is peculiar to her protection of the territory;
- the dog and the person perceive many situations differently - and consequently, the person, that without wishing, can provoke an animal to aggressive actions.
The first and main enemy of the person at a meeting with a dog is the fear. The fear forces us to see nonexistent danger, provoking to rash and unreasonable actions. As it is strange, usually the person passes with the first to aggressive actions.
Selecting material for this article, I saw considerable quantity the Internet - discussions. And usually presented under the guise of “successful defense against dogs“ it was actually attack on the animal who appeared within reach. It is no wonder that such “self-defense“ in most cases is successful! To fly on nothing not suspecting an animal and to kill him with legs or a stick, neither special ability, nor courage is necessary. And if the animal oriented in time and gave lawful repulse to the offender, it becomes one more “confirmation“ of danger of dogs. I will note especially that the kusaniye biped is not meaning of life of a dog at all.
So: the fact that the dog approaches the person does not mean threat at all. If the dog comes nearer, try to leave a trajectory of its movement carefully. It is very possible that the animal will just proceed by. Even if the direction of its movement changed - it not necessarily means threat. Most often the dog tries to identify appeared in a zone of its attention (for example, in its territory) object. And the identification by means of sense of smell - the most developed sense organ is the most reliable for a dog. In most cases the assessment can be made from a distance of 1-4 meters, but sometimes for successful identification the dog needs to come very close.
Here - that most often the wrong behavior of the person also provokes a dog to aggressive actions. It is pleasant to not everyone when the unfamiliar dog comes nearer on a distance of tactile contact. And if a dog large moreover and street - especially. Someone already perceives approach as attack, someone tests fastidiousness in relation to vagrant animals - the concrete reason here not so is basic. Another is important: at this moment the sharp movement - otshatyvany, otdergivany hands (and furthermore its vskidyvaniye or swing), shout can easily provoke attack.
However, exactly about attack the speech, most likely, does not go. More often it is a sting or blow teeth. And it is quite probable that all and will end with it. Unpleasantly, of course - but unless it is better to be torn in real fight with a dog even if you come out from it the winner?
It is the best of all to give to sniff. Do not lift and do not take away hands (as a last resort, position of hands before itself will give some chances to be protected), allow an animal to sniff at the opened palm. Most often, having convinced of safety biped, the animal leaves.
Do not sit down on hunkers - thus you leave higher and prepotent position moreover and bring closer the person to teeth of a dog. Do not raise the voice and definitely do not try to speak with the menacing intonations.
If it is not about a single dog, and about pack - the situation becomes much more menacing, but rules of conduct remain the same. In this case contact with the person is carried out, as a rule, by the leader. Anyway - however many was dogs, it is the best of all to show the complete tranquility and indifference. Try to get up a back to something, without allowing animals to surround you. You leave (and also you bypass pack) slowly, it is desirable without turning a back and quietly controlling surrounding space.
You remember : though it is important not to let to dogs know your fear, it is so important not to frighten animals. Respectively, the suspecting dog does not need to come nearer imperceptibly to nothing. It is much better if to find you in advance and will be convinced of your safety.
Naturally happens that the dog shows aggression signs already at approach. And, besides, bark does not mean real danger yet. You remember a saying: “Be afraid not of that dog that barks, and that what stealthily bites“? Bark the animal tries to warn about invasion on its territory. And the best exit it will be quiet, without vanity and attempts to frighten a dog, to be removed.
Often the recommendation to lift a stone (or to pretend that you lift) from the earth and to threaten meets. According to applying, the method is quite effective. But! In - the first, it works only with the homeless animals who were influenced aggression of biped. In - the second, situations happen different, and unambiguously it is impossible to predict behavior of a specific dog.
For example, a single dog in the neutral territory and it in the territory which considers “as“; the pack, rack during “a dog wedding“ - situations absolutely different, and respectively, attempt to frighten animals can lead to absolutely different consequences. And in - the third: be ready that at following and all further meetings your emergence will be followed by bark and turmoil.
It is much worse if the dog begins attack at once. Most likely, in this case the animal will come nearer silently (though not always, but, as a rule, it is possible to distinguish signals at attack from a usual oblaivaniye), quickly and resolutely. Here it is possible to try both to frighten an animal, and to break the scenario of attack by non-standard behavior. It is possible to suggest an animal to carry out identification (see above) - without keeping the scenario offered you successions of events, to stop, show palms, suggesting to sniff.
We met and such recommendation: with loud shout to step towards, throwing out hands in the parties. The way was described as interrupting in most cases direct aggression. Also the menacing shout - growl, showing readiness for fight is possible. If the animal has no special reasons for collision - the probability that he will recede (though guarantees as you understand, any) is high. However, and in these cases each your emergence will meet further bark of the offended animals here.
The described ways, in principle, are applicable also at collision with group of dogs. In this case all “messages“ are addressed, first of all, to the leader. And, besides, if the first way - to allow to sniff at itself - perhaps, works both with homeless, and with a domestic dog, then efficiency of other ways in relation to pets is doubtful.
In general, speaking with dogs whom you should face regularly (inhabitants of the yard, parking and so forth) it is simpler to get acquainted and make friends. It concerns also homeless animals, and those from house which, in your opinion, pose for you threat. Begin with acquaintance to the owner - best of all, having started talking to it about his dog. Naturally, the main thing - tranquility and goodwill. Most likely, having got acquainted, the animal will remember you that considerably will reduce probability of collision.
Of course, even with a familiar dog needs to follow rules of conduct and to show to it respect. It is not necessary to approach imperceptibly a dog or her owner or to do in their party of the movement which can be apprehended as menacing. It is necessary to consider that the behavior of a dog on a lead and in free walking considerably differs. The dog on a lead, as a rule, shows much bigger eagerness in protection of the owner.
As for directly self-defenses, unambiguous recommendations it is difficult to give here. The main problem here in impossibility, how many - nibud full trainings, and consequently - in impossibility of approbation the technician. On the Internet and literature it is possible to meet the most different recommendations quite often presented as “really applied“. But, in - the first, each case it is necessary to sort separately. As it was already told, often “self-defense“ appears attack on a dog - and these are things essentially different. And the author here entirely on the party of a dog... In - the second, dogs are different. In - the third, people have different potential. What will work at one can become fatal to another.
Also I will remind once again: the best fight - fight cancelled.