Man's Best Friend?

Find out how to deal with unwanted attention from dogs when you're running

by Ruth Emmett

Dog in road
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Four things you should do....

Take Control
Use a deep, firm voice to convey a sense of calm. 

Turn Sideways On
Fold your arms across your body and neck and stand still. Most dogs will quickly lose interest if you don’t engage.

Move Slowly Away
When the dog’s calmer, get away without making any sudden movements. Try to avoid turning your back to the dog.

Curl Up If You Fall
If the dog is showing signs of aggression, then curl into a ball face down, use your arms and hands to protect your face and neck and remain still.

Picture credit: Tobias Titz/Getty Images. 

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