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Could you fight a dog?

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17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 5:01:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why would I want to?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:04:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I could take a little dog
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:05:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Given a good reason I could, and I'm fairly confident I could beat most but the biggest or most trained attack dogs.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:13:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you are under attack from a dog, you need to remember this.

You are bigger and heavier (unless the dog is particularly big or you are particularly small). So if you play it right and don't panic, you should stand a fair chance.

You are slower so unless there is safe refuge very nearby, running is not a good option. Besides that leaves your defense open in the back.

You are a human and he is a dog, you are smarter, and you have the ability to grab and punch. All you really have to avoid is the teeth or letting him pounce you to the ground.

In case you are ever attacked by a dog, stand firm, maybe even advance on him to give him the impression that you are more than just prey. There are two main methods after that, the dog will go after your neck, but if you hold your hand out he will go for that instead. It will hurt, but as long as he is biting your hand, he isn't biting anything more important. The other hand is then free to go for his throat, or to punch his head.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:15:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
The other method is to kick him as he comes into range, it is probably more difficult to achieve, but it spares your hand.

The most important thing is to keep your cool and not panic. And to remember that against a mad dog who is going to kill you, it is a battle to the death so you mustn't be afraid to do real damage, even if you dislike the idea of hitting a dog you have the right to if he is trying to kill you.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:15:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've been attacked by a dog before. I just picked up a stick and walloped some sense in that mutt.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:16:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ Thanks, but I still feel like I might lose...

It's my understanding that not many people actualy die of dog attacks; I'd rather avoid them anyway.

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:17:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I could fight one, but that doesn't mean I'd win.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/10/04 - 6:21:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, if there are good sticks lying around, picking one up immediately shifts the odds significantly in your favor. My advice is based on the assumption that you don't have the luxury of weapons.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 9/11/04 - 1:07:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
With a gun, yeah if it was threatening me or my family.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 11:54:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it would probably rip my face off.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/14/04 - 1:58:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it was attacking me I could fight it... I doubt I would win, especially if it was a larger dog, but I could fight it.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 11:55:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I could, and I have.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:10:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'd probably lose.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 7:37:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
ugh. a scary thought, facing a pitbull or rott. Imagine how quick it could lunge at your face with it's jaws. *shivers*
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 8:59:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Andrew that's good and all, however I'd rather use my arm than my hand for multiple reasons, it helps me get a better position to acquire holds and grabs that I can use to incompacititate the dog, plus the dog will only have hold of my ark for a few seconds anyway uless it wants to snap it's neck. Once the dog has your arm, grabbing it's two front legs and pulling them to the side and lifting quickly is easy. Then if you move quickly you can get on top of the dog, which will generally end the fight with all but the biggest dogs quickly.

Trained attack dogs are a bit harder though, as they generally will be smarter than to latch onto your arms and will perform a multiple bite, which means attempting this arm maneuver might be dangerous as the dog might grab, then the second you drop launch for your throat. Just be readdy for it and that's easily prevented.

I spent a lot of time figuring how to have a chance against any animal I might get stuck in mortal combat with.

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 9:00:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'll beat it's ass
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 9:03:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I place my chances against all but the biggest trained attack dogs at about 95 %

It's the great cats, bears, elephants, and large four legged creatures like horses when my chances drop to the favor of the animal well unarmed...

17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 9:04:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
hell i'll beat there asses too bastards
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 9:05:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Fortunately being aggressive generally works. Most times a dog tried to attack me, yelling at it and stepping toward it aggressively has ended the fight before it started. I yell "hey" which I guess makes little sense, but eh it works.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/13/04 - 9:09:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
dog don't want any of me i'll bite them
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 12/3/04 - 12:31:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mabye a chihuahua. Probably not most dogs, they have sharp teeth and good grips.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/12/05 - 10:35:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO!!! I wouldn't want to! I love them too much!
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/12/05 - 10:36:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe. Depends on the kind of dog. But I dunno if I would really wanna fight a dog in the first place.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 4/30/05 - 7:54:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
NO! Im an animal lover Violance towards animals is unforgivable

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