Do not run past a dog. The dog’s natural instinct is to chase and catch prey.
If a dog is threatening, do not scream. Avoid eye contact and try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight.
Do not approach an unfamiliar dog, especially one that is tied up or confined.
? Before petting dogs, always let a dog see and sniff you before petting.
? If you believe a dog is about to attack, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.