Has anyone had to deal with bad dogs on the loose while you're out on a training run?
If so, how have you dealt with it? What is the best way to react?
I was out on a short run today and went by a number of houses that had dogs in the
yard. Most were fairly well behaved and stayed put - either that or they were behind
fences and couldn't get out. One place had a dog that was loose and actually chased
after me. I could hear it barking as it came after me. I stopped and turned around to
see what it was. Fortunately it was a small weiner dog (dachshund) so I don't think it
presented too much of a problem as long as it didn't try to lunge and bite me. I stopped
and spread my arms out (to look bigger) and screamed at it. The thing barked once or
twice and ran off.
This got me to wondering what is the best approach if this happens. What do you do
if it's a large dog?