Standing still, side on, with arms crossed and no eye contact doesn't work
Just saw this and thought of this thread. Sleepybear - maybe you're giving RW some inspiration?
It's a good article in letting more people know that the Dangerous Dogs Act doesn't just deal with Pitbull type dogs and when you have actually been bitten but also when you feel intimidated by any dog
It's rare that I complete a long run without being hassled by dogs (or, more accurately, their owners). Dog owners need to appreciate that just because they like their dog, it doesn't mean everyone else will, especially when they jump up at strangers. Saying "he's only being friendly" is not very reassuring, and pretty much irrelevant - people ought to be able to run through public places without having dogs jump up at them. I've had some success with a dog dazer, but they're quite unwieldy and don't always work.
On one occasion, after I was bitten on the leg by an alsation, the owner told me it was my fault as I was holding my hat in my hand.
Someone ought to invent some kind of restraining device for dogs, maybe something that attaches to their collars that the owner can hold.
(of course there are also many responsible dog owners).
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