|Barked: Mon Oct 1, '12 11:54am PST |
|Sabi's right, you're lucky if the dog is holding. It's the darters and repeat biters that are truly scary and the most dangerous; that type of attack is what worries livestock to death. Number one thing to keep in mind: Stay on your feet at all costs. Picking up the dog by the hind legs can usually get them to break a hold, that's a typical way to get a release during a dog-dog attack. So if someone else is there, that's the way to go because at least it keeps your hands and face further away from the dog. Break sticks work, I've seen them used very effectively; but you've got to know what you're doing and a good tool for that is not always handy so for common bite situations they're generally not a good solution. I can see a collar twist working; but keep in mind that if that's your strategy and the dog doesn't happen to be wearing one, or slips it which is common in an attack, then you're SOL.
I'm sorry, but I don't give a fig if it's a small dog or not, if they're a biter they're getting the same treatment regardless. A small dog can ruin a hand or knee for life just as easily as a big dog can. I'm not giving a dog more seconds to do deep tissue damage due to its smaller size, I'm not that nice.
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