|Barked: Mon Oct 1, '12 1:17pm PST |
|I've been bitten a couple of times before by my own dog, Steele. It was from breaking up fights though (particularly between him and a past foster dog he hated very much).
He bit me good once when breaking up a fight. The foster had him by the back end really bad and the second he let go and Steele was able to turn around to go at him, I was in the way. =) lol He latched onto my thigh and shook back and forth. I just stood there, holding the foster by the collar and figured Steele would realize it's me and let go immediately. But he didn't. He held it and shook more. After about 7 long seconds, the pain got to me and I finally hollered out (a deep "Aaaagh!") and that seemed to snap him out of it/made him realize it was me and he let me go. It was just pure blind rage and I don't blame him one bit, seeing as how the foster had him so badly just before, I'd have done the same thing if I was him. lol
Anyway, I tend not to react much in dangerous dog situations. I've basically trained myself over the years, through learning about dog behavior/training/body language/etc, to keep calm so you can observe and react with a clearer mind (whether that's a dog fight or a dog coming after me). And I naturally tend to not react to much anyway. lol
If it came down to a dog grabbing me like in that CM video, the simple answer is I would do whatever it took to stop the attack. Honestly, I'd likely react much like Cesar did. It would just be instinct basically. But I'm someone who has no fear to throw down with a full grown large dog if I had to (I mean if it was risk of serious injury or life or death, what else would you do?).
If it would come down to very serious harm or life/death, first thing that'd come to mind is jabbing my hand under the neck and grabbing the trachea, squeezing/holding on as tight as possible in hopes they release and stop (I can't imagine many dogs holding a bite through having their trachea crushed). If it kills them, oh damn well. It'd be sad, but necessary to avoid death or needing 10 plastic surgeries to repair my face. This is all considering there was no one around to help, obviously.
But that would be very extreme and I doubt it would ever happen to me. lol
Edited by author Mon Oct 1, '12 1:19pm PST
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