Backing out from a dog attack
Contrary to general believes, this last attitude is not inherent to an exemplary that possesses a strong character. The nervous answer and be interpreted as a requirement for help, emitted by an inferior element of the pack towards the member of the same. This call of help will be directly proportional so much as to the character level of the situation that affects the as to the intensity of the menace. Although it might be a normal situation for us, it not necessarily has to be the same for the animal.
So then, the dog will act as following:
- By his age, you can't ask a puppy or a young dog for security and, in consequence, the attitude of an adult dog,
- For being from a determine breed, or a mixture of them, with a low level of character or of scarce feelings for guarding (golden retriever, basset hound, etc.), or
- For having suffer at an early age a traumatic situation with respect to the presence of persons strange to his more direct family environment.
In any case, if the supposing intruder would back up or tried to escape before an exteriorization of the already mentioned attitudes of aggressions by the dog, this would only reinforce the pattern of behavior manifested by the animal.
The way in which the stranger should act will be in function of the anger shown by the dog.
On the second supposition (traveling through the limits), you must transmit security to the exemplary implied. We will crouch to be at their height to try not to intimidate him, we will pronounce soft tone words with the hope to gain his confidence and, we won't make any kind of harsh moves.
On the contrary, in case he manifests the first posture, with stillness and menacing attitude, the desirable is not to show any fear, to keep ourselves erected, due that height reinforces the rank and, if we should bend over we could provoke an attack from the dog by a wrong interpretation of our movement (beginning of an attack or also of submission), and, finally, not to hold his sight, he would understand it as a challenge.
Before both attitudes, what you shouldn't try is to make a forced intervention inside his territorial limits, because by self-defense or to save what he considers his, you can suffer an attack by the affected exemplary