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Marcelle March 20th, 2001 12:05 PM

I was recently walking to a friends home when this little dog ran to me and started to bite my pant legs and tear at my shoes. As he was a little dog, I was able to kick him off. Anyone know a better way to deal with this tyoe of situation.

I certainly did not want to hurt the dog, but I do not want to be bitten/bothered as well.



thedoog August 28th, 2001 04:57 PM

I'd try standing still for a moment and NOT looking the little tyrant in the eyes.

Hopefully he'll go away....


aaaa April 2nd, 2002 03:06 PM

if all else fails, kick the dog in the nuts and run....

melanie June 15th, 2003 06:59 PM

I have found (having a large dog that seems to be a target for agro dogs) that most dogs will respond to swear words ( i know it is not nice just hope no one is around to hear) spoken loudly and with a tone of control, and they often back off. I have a theory that this is due to the way we raise dogs and sometimes get angry at them. If you imitate what the dogs owner may do when angry the dog will often back down at the memory or reminder. But tried and tested seem to be- be submissive, head down, slouch sholders and dont make eye contact and i always cross the road when you see it coming to see if you are its target and if all else fails i find a handful of gravel from the road side is very effective when thrown (we did this in our street to stop dogs chasing, had a big bag of gravel in front seat of car and when they chased threw it - they soon stoped. AND MAKE SURE YOU TRY TO FIND OWNER and remind them of their responsibilities.

Luba October 31st, 2003 03:31 PM

sorry to laugh but HAHAHAHAH
This happened to me before and so I find it funny as well.

I barked and growled and the little tyrant and it took off yiping!

Also if you have a bottle of water on you dump it on them, most little dogs hate water dumped on their heads!

Don't worry about that I had a Rottie jump attack me when I was pickin my God Daughter up from school one day....she (my God Daughter) climbed up my back to where she was near sitting on top my head in terror while the dog was drooling goobers all over my top.

Try that balancing act....
Needless to say a good shove with the knee worked.
(stupid owners) Just a big dumb funny dog but scared the hell outta kids.


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