How to Break up a Dog Fight

How to break up a dog fight

Dogs of any breed need to communicate with relatives. Foremost it concerns puppies. Firstly during games with their own kind they can throw out the accumulated energy, and secondly during the growing up period it is very important that older dogs teach them the so-called "dog language". But unfortunately the meeting of tailed friends is not always friendly. What to do if dogs suddenly decide to sort their relations out with the help of teeth? How to separate the fighting dogs?

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  • Security - above all
  • How to stop dog fighting in a proper way
  • Difficulties to be faced
  • What can not be done
  • If the dog has bitten

Security - above all

The main thing is not to panic.

If you intervene into a dog scuffle with screams to save your dog, it will not end well neither for you nor for your four-legged friend. Fighting pets are very excited, they often do not even see what their fangs are stuffed into and against. Therefore, desperate masters who try to separate the fighters with their bare hands, are often accidentally bitten by their own pet. Especially dangerous are the situations when large dogs or dogs of fighting breeds come into the fight, widely known for their deadly grip.

To avoid this you need to try to stay calm and what is very important do not try to separate dogs with blows and slaps, and even accompanying these actions with a shout. Such behavior will only strengthen the anger of animals. Why? It's quite simple. Have you ever seen service dog training for protective guard duty? Primary malice occurs due to the noisy object strikes (for example, crackling) against special equipment or ground. Loud sounds, claps, a strong pull of the leash and the cries of the host do not cease, but only encourage the dogs and intensify their aggression.

Remember: dogs with the help of their excellent sense of smell feel when a person has adrenaline in blood. And the state of the owner is always transferred to the pet. You need to try to stay calm and confident so that your pet does not become more nervous and angry.

How to stop dog fighting in a proper way

Shar Pei and English Bulldog Leather Dog Collars and Leather Dog HarnessThe safest way to stop a dogfight is as follows: the masters of the fighters need to grab their pets with their tails or hind legs simultaneously, raise them slightly and pull them apart. To avoid a biting of the excited and uncontrolled dog you can push it away so that the dog lands on its back or at least sides. While it is getting up on the paws, you need to have time to take it by the collar and fasten to the leash.

If the owners act cohesively and correct the fight can be stopped quickly. You need to take dogs away from each other to calm them down. And if there are wounds they should be treated as soon as possible to avoid infection because canine bites heal during a long period.

If there is such a situation that you have to separate the fighting dogs alone, you need to take the winner of the fight by the tail or hind legs and moving backwards drag it to any place where the dog can be locked (an aviary, garage, any fenced area) or tie it. If the dog breaks violently while dragging and you feel that you can not hold it, throw it to the ground, slightly twisting it so that the dog lands with the belly up.

If the animal is not very aggressive, try to take it on a leash, take it away and tie it to a tree, fence or building. Then you can pacify the second dog.

After the dog unclasps teeth it can be tamed with a strict and loud commands as "Stop!", "Don't do that!" or "Come". But keep in mind that only a trained dog will clearly follow your orders.

Basket Dog Muzzle with Leather Dog CollarDifficulties to be faced

There are cases when dogs so strongly clung to each other with their teeth that it is not an option to pull them apart. Otherwise they can inflict serious injuries on each other. In this situation, you need to pinch the dogs with groin by one hand. In this situation, you need to pinch the dogs groin with one hand. Here they have a so-called "button", after clicking on which the dog switches attention and unwittingly unclasps jaws.

If it is difficult for you to keep the escaping dog, try to make a loop with the leash, toss it to the animal on the thigh and tighten it.

What can not be done

Do not grab the dogs by the collars.

Do not try to open the jaws with your hands. During the fight dogs do not control themselves and can attack those who interfere. Even those who are dear - this is a question of instincts.

If you see dogs that have not yet grappled, but they are trying to decide who is in charge: they're taking the fighting stance, arching the backs, raising the wool at the withers, tear up the tails and trying to move in a circle, do not rush to shout "Stop!". This can serve as an impetus to the beginning of the fight. It is better to ignore the situation and let the dogs sort themselves out. Often the matter does not come to a scramble, because one animal recedes.

Do not separate the fighting stray dogs! Most likely, they find out the places in the hierarchy. So any intervention will be perceived inadequately by them. In such a situation, the whole flock can take up arms against you - it's deadly dangerous!

If the dog has bitten

If the animal has pierced you with teeth, stop and do not move. And try not to panic. Of course, is not easy. And if you begin to resist pulling out your hand or leg from the mouth, then the animal will bite even more and probably will choose a new place for its teeth.

Pit Bull Leather- Dog MuzzleThe thing is that the agile victim causes more interest for animals than a immovable one. Keep standing motionless and the dog will let you go.

After biting treat the wound as soon as possible with an antiseptic (for example, hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine solution) and consult a doctor. He will prescribe further treatment. If you are bitten by an homeless or unvaccinated dog, you need to make a course of injections from rabies.

Do not ignore the bite, even if the dog just scratched you! In a sliding wound the infection penetrates as easily as into a torn one. This is especially dangerous if you don't know the dog.

Remember: a dog fight is easier to prevent than to stop later. Therefore during the walk do not leave your pet unattended for a second. If you see an unfamiliar dog, take your dog on a short leash and do not let him towards his new four-legged friend despite its friendly look and its owner approval.