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How to Safety Breakup a Dog Fight
We recently had a pet owner come into our clinic who's dog got into a fight with another dog she was babysitting. She tried to break up the fight and in the turmoil, not only did she get badly injured, but also her dog.
Understand that even the best tempered dog's behavior can unpredictably change given the right environment and circumstances. When your dog is in public, you cannot completely control the environment. You need to know how to respond.
If you take your dog out in public, knowing how to safely break up a fight is your responsibility as the pet owner. This knowledge protects yourself, your dog and also other people. Be prepared to safely take control of any situation.
Always be aware of your environment. Look around and have an object in mind before something happens. Once distracted, grab the collar and immediately slip a leash around their neck.