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How To Prevent Dog Bites by ceeceeco: 11:07am On Dec 09, 2019
Each year in the U.S, alone, an estimated 5 million people, nearly 2% of the population are bitten by dogs. About 800,000 of these people require medical attention as the result of the bite or attack, and about 15-20 die from their injuries. These numbers, however, while alarming, aren't particularly shocking, given that there are an estimated 65 million dogs in the U.S. What may be more surprising is that most dog bites are preventable if their owners train and care for them properly because, dogs are very intelligent & loyal animals. #STEP1- KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM DOGS YOU DON'T KNOW; Some dogs are so cute, & almost impossible to resist petting them. Think twice before you try to make friends with an unfamiliar dog, because some dogs simply aren't friendly, and many otherwise pleasant dogs maybe skittish around strangers. Never you try to pet an unfamiliar dog that's behind a fence, tied up, or in a car. Dogs can be very protective of their territory, and if you enter their space, you're just asking to be bitten. Seek the owner's permission before you pet a dog, & If a dog doesn't handle strangers well, the owner usually knows. #STEP2- ALLOW DOGS TO INVESTIGATE YOU BEFORE YOU TOUCH THEM; Dogs are naturally curious and will want to sniff you or approach you slowly. This is usually not a threatening behaviour, but if you don't allow a dog to investigate you before you try to touch him, he's liable to bite in self-defense. By the same token, never surprise a dog and touch him when he's not expecting it. #STEP3- BE GENTLE; Don't play rough with a dog or the dog may play rough with you, which may result in you getting bitten. An excited dog is an unpredictable dog. #STEP4- LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE; Don't arouse a dog that's sleeping, especially if it's not your dog, in addition, avoid disturbing dogs while they're feeding or caring for their young puppies. #STEP5- STAY AWAY FROM MAD DOGS; Dogs frequently will tell you if they don't want you around. If a dog growls, bears its teeth and wrinkles its nose in a snarl, or if the hair on a dog's back is raised, just keep away. #STEP6- STAND YOUR GROUND; Don't run away from a dog, especially a threatening one. Turning your back on a dog and running may awaken the dog's instinct to chase prey, and you wouldn't want to be a prey. If you encounter an unfamiliar dog, keep calm and walk slowly away without turning your back. Stand still if the dog appears ready to attack you, and keep your fingers curled in to prevent getting them bitten. #STEP7- AVOID EYE CONTACT WITH A DOG; Don't look a strange & aggressive dog right in the eyes. The dog may see this as a challenge.

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Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by dawnomike(m): 11:16am On Dec 09, 2019
Such an interesting info...
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by greatmarshall(m): 11:36am On Dec 09, 2019
Nice one
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by vincentjk(m): 2:54pm On Dec 09, 2019
In as much as i have dogs yet I'm very afraid of them. I nor dy play rough play o
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by IamAnderson(m): 8:29pm On Dec 09, 2019
vincentjk:
In as much as i have dogs yet I'm very afraid of them. I nor dy play rough play o
really? lol I'm not afraid of any dog ooh, I also love wrestling with Roscoe cheesy
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by vincentjk(m): 9:01pm On Dec 09, 2019
IamAnderson:

really? lol I'm not afraid of any dog ooh, I also love wrestling with Roscoe cheesy

You're yet to meet with a craze dog then grin
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by IamAnderson(m): 9:48pm On Dec 09, 2019
vincentjk:


You're yet to meet with a craze dog then grin
I don't fear any dog I weigh more than, any dog smaller than a gsd doesn't even make my heart beat faster, I only avoid dogs bigger than that.
no matter how aggressive a dog is, you can defeat it if you're not afraid and if you are fast and strong enough.
avoid the teeth and you'll be fine, a dog cannot harm you without it's teeth
you should only be afraid when a dog is physically stronger and bigger than you cheesy
I've never been bitten by a dog but I've fought a number of aggressive dogs

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Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by vincentjk(m): 10:16pm On Dec 09, 2019
IamAnderson:

I don't fear any dog I weigh more than, any dog smaller than a gsd doesn't even make my heart beat faster, I only avoid dogs bigger than that.
no matter how aggressive a dog is, you can defeat it if you're not afraid and if you are fast and strong enough.
avoid the teeth and you'll be fine, a dog cannot harm you without it's teeth
you should only be afraid when a dog is physically stronger and bigger than you cheesy
I've never been bitten by a dog but I've fought a number of aggressive dogs


Fine then, though gsds are not small nor short at all

They're large breed
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by ceeceeco: 10:26pm On Dec 09, 2019
I'm not scared of dogs, rather I try to be patient/careful with unfriendly dogs & get friendly with them. I trust dogs a lot more than human.
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by IamAnderson(m): 12:32am On Dec 10, 2019
vincentjk:



Fine then, though gsds are not small nor short at all

They're large breed
true but they don't have weight, you can lift an adult gsd from the floor with your hands.
I'd rather be scared of a mastiff,rott or cauc, those breeds are physically stronger with deadlier bites and you can't easily push them off because of their weight.
even if you climb them they can throw you off
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by IamAnderson(m): 12:44am On Dec 10, 2019
ceeceeco:
I'm not scared of dogs, rather I try to be patient/careful with unfriendly dogs & get friendly with them. I trust dogs a lot more than human.
this is a wise thing to do cheesy
I don't approach any dog that isn't mine or I have a relationship with with haste.
I keep my distance and remain alert, you don't know how the dog was brought up, it's the safe thing to do.

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Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by Sirmuel1(m): 6:47am On Dec 10, 2019
STAND YOUR GROUND


Don't stand your ground for where angry Rottweiler dey oh cheesy

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Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by Prodeegee(m): 12:28pm On Dec 10, 2019
Jado93 let's try these when next idowu brings out that dog. Or should the op come and practicalize it first so we can learn?
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by Ozonexy(m): 6:27pm On Dec 20, 2019
IamAnderson:

really? lol I'm not afraid of any dog ooh, I also love wrestling with Roscoe cheesy

@IamAnderson...am sure you will be afraid of dogs when you meet a strong-willed,apparently knows only its owner and is ready to give any stranger a smack-down...My warning dnt form James Bond with unfamiliar dogs...i came across one stud ..the owner is on nairaland here MESSI (ROTTWEILER) ...has no mercy...ready to attack moving cars...
I'll advice you respect is reciprocal...
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by IamAnderson(m): 7:31am On Dec 21, 2019
Ozonexy:


@IamAnderson...am sure you will be afraid of dogs when you meet a strong-willed,apparently knows only its owner and is ready to give any stranger a smack-down...My warning dnt form James Bond with unfamiliar dogs...i came across one stud ..the owner is on nairaland here MESSI (ROTTWEILER) ...has no mercy...ready to attack moving cars...
I'll advice you respect is reciprocal...
lmao it's a Rottweiler nah I won't try that with a Rottweiler.
that's why I said any dog smaller than a German Shepherd and is not physically stronger or heavier than me.
if I see a dog that can take me down I approach with caution cheesy
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by chiboy1116: 2:29pm On May 21, 2020
Prodeegee:
Jado93 let's try these when next idowu brings out that dog. Or should the op come and practicalize it first so we can learn?
how to cure mange ?
Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by Rabbitcartel: 6:05am On May 22, 2020
vincentjk:


You're yet to meet with a craze dog then grin

Brossss no b by dat one.. :if u know u kno

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