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Safety Tips: How to Approach a Strange Dog Safely

Most of us at one time or another have come in contact with a strange dog, and remember the fear and apprehension we instantly felt, uncertain about the dog’s reaction or intentions when being encountered. Runners, children playing in front yards, even senior citizens on a daily walk, can all recall such incidents, which most of the time will not result in any real confrontation, but always have the potential to be a dangerous situation. As would be expected, most people naturally fear larger dog breeds; however, any strange dog, no matter what size or breed, which becomes startled or who is nervous or feels threatened by a stranger, may attack to defend itself. Below is some helpful information for encounters with strange dogs. read more