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PERSON’S RESPONSE

MENTALLY PREPARE YOURSELF

LEVEL OF FORCE

STAND STILL OR MOVE BACKWARDS FACING DOG WHILE REMAINING CALM GIVE VERBAL COMMANDS IN A NORMAL TO FIRM TONE

VERBAL COMMANDS

USE WHILE REMAINING CALM •

UMBRELLA

TOY

WHISTLE

ULTRA SOUND DEVICE USING YOUR WEAK HAND TO USE SPRAY WHILE YOUR DOMINATE HAND BLOCKS WIND OR READY FOR STRIKES WHILE WALKING BACKWARDS

PRESENT A CONTINUOUSLY MOVING OBJECT - HAT, SHIRT, SATCHEL, PURSE, CLIPBOARD, ETC.

MIDDLE OF TOP OF SHOULDERS OR SPINE

TILT TASER TO SPREAD PROBES SIDEWAYS

WITNESS AND UNABLE TO USE DEADLY FORCE DUE TO SURROUNDINGS OR POTENTIAL HITTING VICTIM

SHOOT DOG IN THE MIDDLE OF SHOULDER OR SPINE

WITNESS TO AN ATTACK

PROTECTING ITS TERRITORY AND OR OWNER BY BARKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

ELEMENT OF SURPRISE BEHAVIOR

DOG CIRCLING FROM DISTANCE

CONFRONTATION

MOUTH TENSED WHEN CLOSED

APPROACHING SLOWLY

HEAD TURNED BUT STILL LOOKING AT YOU

EYES WIDE OPEN

TAIL WAGGING OR TUCKED IN BETWEEN LEGS

INVADES YOUR PERSONAL SPACE 0-10 FEET FOR DOG ENCOUNTER

GAINING CONFIDENCE TO BITE BY COMING CLOSER AND CLOSER WHILE YOU’RE MOVING BACKWARDS

DIRECT EYE CONTACT THAT BECOMES TUNNEL VISION

DOG CIRCLING YOU

FAST DIRECT APPROACH AND STOPS

DOG CORNERS YOU

BITES AND RETREATS (AMBUSH ATTACK)

LUNGING FORWARD TO BITE

CHARGES WITHOUT SLOWING DOWN

COULD BE BARKING OR NOT

BITES AND GRIPS CLOTHING OR BODY

BITES THEN CIRCLES OR STANDS GROUND

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE THAT DOG WILL BITE

BITE CAUSING GRIP ON CLOTHING OR BODY

DIRECT CHARGE WITH NO HESITATION

ACTIVE AGGRESSIVE PACK

PRESENCE

EVALUATE BODY LANGUAGE

DOG’S ACTIONS

DISTRACTION DEVICES

REPELLENT SPRAY

CONTINUOUSLY MOVING TARGET

STRIKES / IMPACT WEAPONS/ TASER

DEADLY FORCE

Dog Bite Use of Force  

Use of Force Chart for Dog Encounters