Dealing with an angry dog can be tiresome, however you can stay cool, calm, collected and smart by following the steps in this guide. Sometimes man’s best friend can become man’s worst enemy. If you should encounter an angry dog, there are a few key items to remember to help keep you safe.
Keep your distance. When walking or jogging, move to the other side of the road when you see an on-coming dog. If you want to pet the dog, ask the owner for permission first and wait until the dog is sitting before reaching out to it. If you are afraid of dogs, turn down a side road to avoid crossing paths all together.
Separate yourself from the dog. Use a stick, tree, picnic table, fire hydrant, etc. to block yourself from direct access. Moving out of the dog's territory will help deflate the dog's anxiety.