How to Fend off a Dog Attack
Diffuse the Situation
If you are in an open space, you can try to stand your ground and gaze at the dog somewhere along his body. Don’t gaze directly into it’s eyes, but let the dog know that you are not scared. There is a good chance the dog will back down and give you your space as you assert your dominance. If you are in an enclosed space, do not rush to get closer to the animal, and don’t run away either. Turn your body sideways to reduce your profile and look at his body before walking away.