What To Do If Threaten By an Aggressive Dog

  • Remain Calm and still. If running, STOP become still, put your hands above your head or close to your side. Be a Tree. If you are alone, back away slowly. Do not turn your back.
  • If your on the ground, curl into a ball. Be a Rock. Cover your head with your arms, and keep your fingers curled in a fist.
  • Avoid eye contact. Remember, Staring at an aggressive dog in the eyes is a challenge.
  • Do Not smile at the dog
  • Use a soft voice. Loud angry sounds and screaming spurs the dog on.
  • If it bites DO NOT PULL AWAY.  This again spurs the dog on. Try to remain calm. Try to put something between you and the dog like your purse, jacket, bicycle, backpack, etc. Don’t hit the dog. It just make the situation worse.