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3 things to do when a big dog flies out of nowhere at you and your best friend

I was recently asked this question: "I was out walking my dog and another dog came out of nowhere: bearing teeth, barking ferociously, hackles up and it flew at my puppy. I scooped my puppy up, but the dog just kept on trying to get to her. Is there anything I could have done differently to protect her better?" This is something that has happened to me a few times, and there is no denying that it is terrifying for both you and your dog. There is no way to know just what the attacking dog will do. The crucial thing to do in situations like this is to stay calm and in control. Do not kick out at the dog or shout at it, this will only make things worse and can result in you being bitten. One th

3 things to do when a big dog flies out of nowhere at you and your best friend

I was recently asked this question: "I was out walking my dog and another dog came out of nowhere: bearing teeth, barking ferociously, hackles up and it flew at my puppy. I scooped my puppy up, but the dog just kept on trying to get to her. Is there anything I could have done differently to protect her better?" This is something that has happened to me a few times, and there is no denying that it is terrifying for both you and your dog. There is no way to know just what the attacking dog will do. The crucial thing to do in situations like this is to stay calm and in control. Do not kick out at the dog or shout at it, this will only make things worse and can result in you being bitten. One th

Nightmare Walk or Dream Saunter?

We all love to take our dogs out for a walk, we imagine that our saunter is going to be pure bliss and relaxation for us as well as for our dogs. But for many of us, this is far from reality. Maybe your dog walk starts with your dog pulling you from pillar to post, dragging you from bush to tree or maybe she barks at every little thing she sees and lunges herself at other dogs. Grumbling at cyclists or other walkers. And that is even before you get to the park, fields, beach, woods... When you get where you are going, you remove the lead and let her have more freedom. Only to have her run off to play with anyone but you. She has a fantastic time chasing rabbits and birds, playing in muddy pu

Nightmare Walk or Dream Saunter?

We all love to take our dogs out for a walk, we imagine that our saunter is going to be pure bliss and relaxation for us as well as for our dogs. But for many of us, this is far from reality. Maybe your dog walk starts with your dog pulling you from pillar to post, dragging you from bush to tree or maybe she barks at every little thing she sees and lunges herself at other dogs. Grumbling at cyclists or other walkers. And that is even before you get to the park, fields, beach, woods... When you get where you are going, you remove the lead and let her have more freedom. Only to have her run off to play with anyone but you. She has a fantastic time chasing rabbits and birds, playing in muddy pu

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