Avoiding Dog Bites

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Dog Obedience Training and other Dog topics.

How can I reduce the chance of dog bite?

Avoiding Dog Bites

When approaching an unfamiliar dog, remember that body language is key. Avoid maintaining eye contact as this can be perceived as a challenge and a dominant or fearful dog may attack. If a dog appears to be aggressive, keep your distance, but do not run or bolt. A dog that is aggressive may instinctively perceive you as prey and bite. If a dog does start to attack, a good line of defense is to place any available item between you and the dog, such as a bag or bike.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Dog Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.