How to Survive a Dog Attack

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It’s a situation no one wants to be in – caught in the jaw lock of a Pit Bull.

“If you’re trained in karate, those moves could come in handy,” Veterinarian Dr. Jyl Rubin told FOX40.

The best advice, she says, is to protect your vital organs. Even better, avoid the attack altogether.

“Dogs are like people. If you don’t want  a fight, don’t look for one.” she says don’t make eye contact.

If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t avoid an attack, it’s best to get something between you and the dog.

“Try and use an object to pry the dogs mouth open.” Rubin told FOX40. “Don’t run and don’t pull away.”

As a last resort, she says, call for help. Rubin also notes that there’s no such thing as bad dogs, just bad owners.

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  • practicalone2

    The old bite prevention advice doesn't work with the dog DESIGNED to attack without reason, without warning, the pit bull. Good pits would travel to a distant location, to a neutral territory pit, and immediately set to work to dismember and kill an "opponent" he never saw before, again, for no reason whatsoever!. Good pits do not stop, even if the opponent submits, yelps, screams. The goal of a good pit is the mauling, the fight, that's why they don't let go, don't let the victim leave.

    When the pit bull has a victim clenched in his jaws,shaking the life out of that little dog or elderly woman, endorphins are released. He feels happy. He feels right. Just as a beagle feels right when acting on his instincts to chase rabbits, barking all the way.

    The border collie mix that escapes his chain doesn't want a fight. He barks warning, trying to drive the intruder away from his yard. If he does attack, he rushes and retreats, again, hoping you will leave. If you don't make eye contact, he will let you retreat.

    If he does feel anxious or cornered and does bite, he immediately releases, so you can leave. If you kick him, he retreats faster, as he has strong self-preservation instincts.

    Now, with pits, THE masters of mauling infesting most communities, the dog attack survival advice needs to change.

    The new advice is to SCREAM LOUDLY DON"T STOP, pray that a brave Good Samaritan, neighbor, the owner has a gun, nail gun, knife, box cutter, to injure/kill the attacking pit to save you.

    Who needs the mauling/killing abilities and instincts? Only those who fight dogs. Ban pit breeding sale and mongering. Let pits mercifully become extinct. Let's start now.

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