Dog’s fighting can be a seriously dangerous situation, & if you have seen any fight between dogs then you understand the situation very well. Dogs can not only harm each other but also harm anyone whoever tries to stop it. So you should never go in between the fight otherwise you may get injured, because when the dog is fighting they become so serious that they may end up by killing each other. Often some people are seen to get admitted into a hospital while trying to stop it.
How to stop dogs from fighting
If you see two or more dogs are fighting you should never put yourself in the middle of the fight, because you are most likely to get injured. Many owners think that they can stop the fight by holding the collar, but it’s a wrong idea to do so. Another mistake many dog owners make is that they believe that the dog always loves his/her owners so they won’t hurt the owners but this is totally wrong because no dog sees who is coming in between during the fight. So no matter what happens, first of all, you need to calm down to control the whole situation.
Why do dogs fight
Dogs fight because when they consider another dog as a threat. Also, some dogs get involved in a fight to develop bite inhabitation. However, if the dog is having possessive aggression then they may also get involved in a fight.
Best fighting dog
Dogs who are the most aggressive tend to get involved into a fight: Here are the top 5 fighting dogs
- Pitbull Terrier
- German Shepherd
- Neapolitan Mastiff
- Siberian Husky
Dogs fighting over food
Often dogs become very defensive while they are eating, this is called food aggression. Sometimes whenever a dog sees another dog near his food, they act aggressively to keep another dog away, if that doesn’t work then the dog fight. To overcome this problem you should give treats to both dogs and when another dog is absent.
How to fight a dog
First of all, do not attempt to this thing because it may hurt you a lot. If you want to know how to fight a dog for your self-defense then here are some guides that will help you
Most dogs mainly attack on the groin, neck and face so you should one arm to protect your head and another one for the lower body areas. If any dog somehow attack you it won’t be able to do very serious damage.
Breaking up a fight
You may throw a blanket over those dogs, which will surely distract them & stop the fight. To get the best result it’s recommended to use big blanket or tarp.
There are some air horn which is known to work very effectively. Many dog owners have found a significant benefit by using it. The noise that air horn creates is loud enough to stop any dog from fighting. Using air horn to stop the fight is not only easy but also very effective. It is seen that many people shout at the dogs when a fight occurs but they don’t understand that shouting will have no effect whatsoever because the dog won’t pay any attention to you.
There is a well-known proverb which is “prevention is better than cure” so why we say this is because, it’s always better to stop the dog fight before it happens. Now you may ask how do you understand that if a dog is going fight. Now the main key is to understand the body language. Dogs have their own body language, if you take a closer look you will understand everything. Whenever you see two or more dogs are approaching in an aggressive manner you better to take them away before it’s too late. Otherwise, if the fight happens it will be very difficult to stop it. Also before doing anything else make sure about your safety at first.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University