I almost got killed the other day in a horrible rottweiler incident. Well, not exactly, but it was the second time in less than a month that I’ve been at least charged at by a dog that could do some damage to me.
My reaction had been to yell at it, “NO!” and to back away, but other than that I was basically just a slab of meat waiting to be eaten.
I’ve heard a few things about what to do to avoid being attacked, and a few things about what to do if attacked, but they all seem a little to textbook to me - I mean, no matter how loud I yell, “NO!” a dog doesn’t know what I mean if it wants to kill me.
The only thing I’ve ever heard to save yourself if attacked is to block the dog with your arm and when he chomps down on you, level WWF elbow-smash on on its neck in an attempt to kill it, but I think if I did that to a 150 lb rottweiler, I’d just make it angry.
So what’s the poop. Let’s say you’re walking down the sidewalk minding your own business and a killer rottweiler charges out at you from a nearby doorway, snarling and barking and baring its teeth. What are your recourses? Close your eyes and find God? Or is there hope for survival without years of surgery?