Most of the time, dogs are loyal companions and a source of joy to their owners, friends, and family. Unfortunately, even man’s best friend can sometimes turn against humans in a nasty way, and anyone who has been victim of a dog attack can relate.
Avoiding an attack
There are a few tips that can help you ward off the danger of a dog attack in the moment. First off, avoid panicking. Though it’s hard to do, dogs do sense fear and may feel more confident or even threatened if you act in a fearful way.
Second, you should make yourself still and avoid eye contact with the dog. This will lessen the threat to the animal and minimize harm the dog may cause. Though it may be instinctual, you should avoid running from the dog and instead try to distract it with another object.
If and when the dog does attack, you’ll need to step up your defense to get the dog off of you. Use your body weight to roll over the dog and use a commanding voice to tell it to back away. Use a stick or other weapon to hit the dog or use mace or pepper spray to fight back. Seek medical attention immediately if you have any broken skin or other injury.
If you’ve experienced any level of dog bite, you have the right to contact a lawyer for personal injury claims. Ahlander Injury Law in Las Vegas has dealt with many dog bite injuries and has an experienced staff of lawyers ready to get the compensation you deserve. Contact Ahlander Injury Law today to help resolve the scarring, emotional damages, and other issues that many come up as a result of dog attack.