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In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week, (starting May 15th) we are sharing reasons why people get bit by dogs and how to prevent it from happening to you.
When you see a stray dog, or if a dog is charging after you, the worst thing you can do is run. First, you will NEVER out run a dog. They are faster than you. If you run, there is a big chance of you getting bit, tackled and attacked. What you should do if you are charged or if a dog is running toward you is:
STAND LIKE A TREE
Stand still, don’t look the dog in the eye, put your hands behind your back and wait. It will be scary, but you must wait it out. The dog will run up to you, sniff you, maybe jump on you, but if you remain calm and still, it will eventually get bored and leave you alone.
If you get knocked down, get into the fetal position.
Knees to chest
Face toward the ground
Interlock your fingers behind your head being sure to cover your ears and neck.