>General Running>Dogs; what to do?
The last few weeks I have been attacked by dogs. Today I was attacked by two Pits; mixed breed of some sort. One of them lunged for my face and neck three times, each time I was able to pound him with my fist, when he decided to back off.
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• punch Type 1 in the junk
Make sure you notify the authorities. Because next time, it won't be an adult able-bodied runner, it'll be someone's pet, or someone's child. You don't want to have to live with the guilt if you don't report it and somebody's child dies.
Please take care of yourself. At the very least, do a little research on dog behavior. If you get attacked again, make sure you don't run. Stand your ground. And growl. Seriously. It works. And I'm sure you already know all this, but maybe the next person to read this won't.
Short version: people suck.
Plus...Running would be my first reaction which would probably get me killed, the whole stand your ground and growl thing is something I'll tuck away in my mind and hopefully remember it if I need to.
Yes, I have the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in High Definition. Also, I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. (Goofy enough, Zoom?)
Also, throwing a stick or something in another direction might make him or her chase after it.
Stop. Face. Growl.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
The other dogs we deal with are at homes with underground dog fences or real fences. I get a little nervous when this one dog rushes full speed to end of his property but then stops without fail, on a dime, when he gets to where the markers are (underground dog fence).
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
If a dog is coming at you and it looks like you can't stop him or her - put your knee up. That way if the dog jumps on you, he or she cant get to your face, arms, hands, or torso. For a lot of dogs, just getting the knee is enough that they wont jump on you!
Yes, I have and love a dog. But then again, he has not tried to attack me. Well, except that time when he laced my cereal with rat killer...
Pyrenees suspected in Franklin Co. dog
mauling can live
By LEON ALLIGOOD
Two Great Pyrenees dogs suspected in the mauling death of a Franklin County woman
will not be put down after DNA testing was inconclusive as to whether they participated in
the attack, according to District Attorney Mike Taylor.
As a result of the testing by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of
California-Davis, Taylor said his office “is not able to take legal action to dispose of Dr.
Dianna Acklen, 60, a library clerk, was killed in a dog attack last May.
PAcklen was killed as she went on her daily walk down Knight Church Road in rural
Franklin County. Three dogs were initially implicated in the attack by authorities: the
Great Pyrenees owned by Dr. Ephraim Gammada, and a mixed breed owned by Ronnie
Swann, both of whom are Acklen’s neighbors.
The mixed breed was put to sleep within days of the attack, but the Gammadas refused to
relinquish their animals. Dr. Gammada, in several interviews, said his pets were in their
pen when he left his house that day and were in their pen when he returned.
The DNA testing by UC-Davis confirmed that the mixed breed was involved in the attack,
but reported “at least four other dogs were involved.”
Dianna Acklen suffered between 200 and 300 dog bits on her arms, legs and torso.
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