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How to tackle stray dogs.....

 
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I used to jog regularly in morning...but one two occasions I was chased by stray dogs and since then I have stopped jogging...Street dog problem is a big nuisance is bangalore...Any ideas how to terrify the dog if they chase me....?
[ January 03, 2008: Message edited by: Rambo Prasad ]
 
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Keep a handkerchief (or rag) under your armpit as you run. When the dogs approach, give them the rag. I'm just looking for a reference, but 10,000 years of association with humans have programmed them to respond to our scent.
 
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Have a stick handy. I've often done this.
 
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The Mythbusters recommend urine from a female dog, but you may prefer getting bitten.
 
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In a low voice say, "No! Go home!" (to the dog) - Souce
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A guy named "Rambo" doesn't know how to snap a dog's neck without breaking stride?
 
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You have to find out what it is that is making them chase you in the first place. your first mistake is to start running. when you do so their predatory instinct kicks in and their natural response is to chase after. Lesson is if they start chasing you just STOP! and then start chasing after them and when you get close enough dive on them and tackle them hard to the pavement, DON'T let them escape. grab em by their tail, their ear, their fur or whatever you have to. Ask them How THEY like it now? That'll teach em to mess with you.
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
The Mythbusters recommend urine from a female dog, but you may prefer getting bitten.




Seriously, would pepper spray work? I wondered if this would be a cruelty to animals issue but if it's really for self-defense I wouldn't feel guilty about using it.
 
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Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:
I used to jog regularly in morning...but one two occasions I was chased by stray dogs and since then I have stopped jogging...


I don't understand. If I were chased by two dogs, I would not stop running - on the contrary, I would keep on running really hard!
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:



Seriously, would pepper spray work? I wondered if this would be a cruelty to animals issue but if it's really for self-defense I wouldn't feel guilty about using it.



These are Indian stray dogs we are talking about here. They must be used to spicy stuff. Using pepper spray would probably make them even hungrier.
 
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Stop stuffing your pockets with red meat when you run?

Mark
 
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No red meat availabel in bangalore!

Availabel only after the dog bites depending upon on how big the bite is.

[Poor Elaine]
 
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Originally posted by Harsha Jay:
No red meat availabel in bangalore!


No red meat!? Who then can blame the dogs? I think I'd roam the streets biting people!
 
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Start running towards the dogs, I've tried this once.
 
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Start running towards the dogs, I've tried this once...



... and was never seen again
 
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Start running towards the dogs, I've tried this once.



 
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Dude, why not you try Cadbury's Ulta Perk. i hope you must have see its ad.....
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
In a low voice say, "No! Go home!" (to the dog) - Souce

[ January 03, 2008: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]



... but he's in India - what if the dog doesn't understand English??
 
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Here's the strategies I used to use:

1. Small dog: Outrun it.

2. Medium-sized dog: Wait until it nearly catches me, then stop suddenly and let it run past. Then start running again and chase the dog until it gets tired of being chased and slopes off. (This one is even better if the dog's owner is yelling for it to come back.)

3. Large dog: Stop and negotiate.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
Here's the strategies I used to use:

3. Large dog: Stop and negotiate.



Good luck with that one!!
 
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Stop and stare at the dog. Don't blink. Just stare.

Then when it finally blinks first, quickly, in one fluid motion, jam your hand into the dog's mouth as far as it will go, grab the tail from the inside, and pull, with one mighty tug.

Inside-out dogs post very little threat.
 
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Take a training from Pappan,the man who bit a mad dog??

Kollam, Kerala, Dec 13 : A 65-year-old man bit a mad dog for attacking his duck at a small village near here.
Pappan, who became a hero in Pakakkadavu Village after the incident, has landed up in the hospital.
The rabid dog had been frightening the residents of Pakakkadavu Village in Kollam District for the past few weeks.
The dog strayed into Pappan's compound yesterday and took away his duck.
An angry Pappan sprang on the dog and they fought for some time.
While the man bit the dog's throat, the animal held the man's palms firmly in its mouth.
After a while the onlookers saved the man and beat the dog to death.

Pappan was first taken to a local hospital but was later referred to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital for treatment of rabies.

Man bit a dog
 
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Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:
I used to jog regularly in morning...but one two occasions I was chased by stray dogs and since then I have stopped jogging...Street dog problem is a big nuisance is bangalore...Any ideas how to terrify the dog if they chase me....?

[ January 03, 2008: Message edited by: Rambo Prasad ]



I was visiting India recently (Bangalore) and read news that a young child was mauled to death by stray dogs. She was watching them feed from a dumpster. I don't think the municipality can do much to contain these stray dogs.

There are few things you could do. These dogs are quite nasty at night and early morning. so...

(1) Jog in the evening rather than morning.
(2) Don't jog alone. Go with a group. Preferably 3-4.
(3) Carry stick and pepper spray.
(I don't know if you get Pepper spray in India)
(4) BEWARE: If you ever get into a fight with the dogs make sure they don't just run away. You have to come a clear winner...otherwise its a game for them and next day they will be more ferocious and more in number.
(5) Go to different part of the city and jog.

Good Luck.
 
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Oye Rambo kiddan!

I am curious what partof city do you jog, if you are in south west part and you are serious about your morning jog you can consider 'sports authority' near BUniv campus, it is a absolutely great place and a gated establishment,

Last week, my pet dog (13 yrs old) was attacked by a army of street dogs in blore. There is absolutely nothing being done by city to tackle this menace.

Or get a treadmill (running is good for your health, don't stop)
[ January 05, 2008: Message edited by: Harsha Jay ]
 
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Rambo got the solution. He got H1B � will jog in US
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Rambo got the solution. He got H1B � will jog in US
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It may be too cold to jog outside.
 
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hi all!!!

dammmmmm guuddddddddd..........

What a great solution .........



Rambo got the solution. He got H1B � will jog in US
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towards tackling stray dogs................

 
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Aren't dogs better then men?
Dhwani, imagine you are walking on the road in the mid-night.Four men approach towards you/four dogs approach towards you?In which case you will be more terrified?

or do you treat dogs and men equal?
 
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hi thr!!!

Imagining myself walking on the
road at mid-night ohhhhhhh toooo scary
.......so forget about such
imaginations.......

and whatever may be four men approach
or four dogs both will find me sleeping while walking.......



he he he

may be they will be more terrified
onto how to wake her up?

:roll: :roll: :roll:

Dhwani:>its always too soon to quit.
 
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Switch to Airtel... Do not use Vodafone(Previously Hutch)

Those who dont have any clue about this suggestion, watch this
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I have started carrying a steel stick with me when I go out for jogging..Dogs are now terrified to come near me

Are the US streets safe to jog.Can I safely jog without fear of dogs..?
 
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Originally posted by Elaine Micheals:


... but he's in India - what if the dog doesn't understand English??




In India, everyone speaks in English with dog .. ;-)

dunno why ??
 
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Originally posted by R K Singh:
In India, everyone speaks in English with dog .. ;-)



Except for Dharmendra (Indian movie actors favourite dialogues)
 
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Start running towards the dogs, I've tried this once.



Yes, start running towards towards the dog and start BARKING LOUDLY, the dog would get terrified and never ever trouble again.. !!
 
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Start studying behaviour patterns of dogs, learn how to tame them. Other wise Learn to run fast. :-)

Carry a stick this would help you a bit, if you have time complain to local muncipality, report this to your local area news media representative. they will either kill the dogs or take them off and leave them in city outskirts
 
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Try jogging in lion dress, dogs will feel that actual lion is jogging and they will stay away from your way.

 
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I traveled to India in 2005. I was somewhere near Cochin, late at night wandering around empty streets at about 2am (yeah - kindof stupid in hindsight) - I walked into an area used as a market during the day.

There was a pack of about 10-15 stray dogs sifting through some refuse. The moment they saw me, they started running at me with lots of barking and teeth, i don't think there were interested in have a pat.

I perhaps could have stood my ground against 1 or 2 - but not against so many. I narrowly managed to bolt up a nearby wall, with the dogs then surrounded me on both sides of the wall.

At that point, a mob of Indian youths came out into the street, one wore a beret, and they looked angry.

I briefly believed that my life was about to end rather soon. i was about to be mauled by a pack of dogs and/or murdered by a gang for walking into the wrong turf. Were the dogs actually guard dogs?

The youths threw rocks at the dogs, and one wielded a cricket bat with some fairly good dexterity. The dogs fled. They offered me cigarettes and beer to calm my nerves afterwards, as I was pretty shaken. I ended up hanging out with them for quite a while over the next couple of weeks.

moral of the story for me:
Gangs of aggressive looking youths are not always bad people.
Don't wander the streets at night in unfamiliar areas with lots of stray dogs.
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Change you way dude.. Look for a better path where there is less probability of finding dogs or go to the park where you can find good number of people. Dont go alone.. take your girl friend with you...
 
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go to the park where you can find good number of people. Dont go alone.. take your girl friend with you



I don't follow that, why should I take my girlfriend to a crowded park?

I suppose it would be a nice thing to do, going for a walk in a park with my girlfriend...thanks for the advice.

Well. This forum certainly lives us to it's namesake!
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Originally posted by Jules Bach:

why should I take my girlfriend



because then you don't need to be faster than the dog, just faster than your girlfriend.
 
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