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Old 29th July 2009, 13:03   #196
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The important thing is to act calmly, not panic and most importantly, never to make eye contact with an angry dog.
1) Acting calmly comes with experience and maturity. Takes a while to get used to it. Today generally I take car, but if I have to ride bike late into nights, I am not worried and can act calmly or atleast pretend to dogs that I am calm. It came with experience.

2) Making an eye contact. Last thing I will do is this stuff of making an eye contact. I did it once, the dog leaped towards me, I fully twisted the throttle let the clutch go and a wheelie in my Caliber. Caliber had an excellent exhaust after HD, Enfield and sports bike ( purely my opinion and may be my love for that bike ). The wheelie was a bigger panic, both for me and for the dog too. Front wheel landed hard and thankfully nothing happened to me or to my bike. Came to know that louder exhaust at full throttle are good + louder horns help too. There is a downside, these exhaust also wake up dogs.

With a stray dog you dont know well, dont make eye contact, this is what my experience is.
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Old 29th July 2009, 14:50   #197
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When a fight situation prevails between two dogs, just observe them. If both make eye contact, a fight is certain. If one of them averts it's eyes and slinks away, it usually will not be attacked. When you look a dog in the eye, it is a challenge. If it is your own dog or a dog known to you, it will submit to your "challenge" and accept you as "top dog". If it is an unknown,angry and snarling dog, it is always wise to "submit" and accept it as the top dog by averting your eyes. Even without making direct eye contact, it will be possible to observe the dog. Just move away slowly and nonchalantly.

If you make direct eye contact, two things can happen:
a) The dog may submit to your challenge and calm down ;
b) Accept your challenge and decide to go after you.

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Loud exhausts can sometimes act as dog magnets.
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Wow a bunch of informative posts. But I don't think while riding a bike at 30-40kmph there is time for eye games etc.,
If I could do all this while riding a bike, I would have given an application to India's Got Talent.
My Talent : Ability to do Aankh micholi with stray dogs while riding bike on one wheel with both legs in air
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If I could do all this while riding a bike, I would have given an application to India's Got Talent.
My Talent : Ability to do Aankh micholi with stray dogs while riding bike on one wheel with both legs in air
Har har har...that was freeking hillarious
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Old 29th July 2009, 15:43   #200
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If you make direct eye contact, two things can happen: a) The dog may submit to your challenge and calm down
Well said Gansan, I think this is what happened in my case.
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Years back, I was walking on the road where two dogs were trying to make-up
A glimpse of eye-contact (why would i) and ended up with a punctured rear end

Edit: What followed with the young nurse at the hospital was a different story and I dont intend to spill it here hehe.
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Old 29th July 2009, 23:13   #202
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Stray Dogs aka Roadashians are real menace and our locality had to put up with sleepless nights with this menace.Finally we called the Muncipality guys and they took away the stray dogs..i was told that they would be electricuted,but later came to know that the Munciplaity guys just take fews kms from the locality they have picked up and leave the stray dogs there.So that their trade continues.
Moral: Dont kill a golden egg laying goose..er..Stray dog.
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Finally we called the Muncipality guys and they took away the stray dogs..i was told that they would be electricuted,but later came to know that the Munciplaity guys just take fews kms from the locality they have picked up and leave the stray dogs there.So that their trade continues.
Well, its a similar story over here too. Only thing is the dogs come around from different cities. In my city dogs were taken from Surat and dumped here. Also from A'bad too.

Nobody really strives for solutions like releasing them in forest.
The side effect of these relocating of dogs in different cities also has a negative effect.

When a foreign dog ( read from different locality/city ) enter a different locality, the dogs of that locality raise trouble for the new dog. This means barking the whole night to fights. Sometimes the foreign dog also gets seriously injured or dies.
This is much worse and raises trouble for residents and dogs. People witness fights and the local dogs get real agressive towards any human who tries to help the new dog. I thought that we are the only one to suffer, but I think a lot of people are facing problem.

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I guess this solution of leaving dogs in forests has come up before. But have you thought about the repercussions?

Firstly, how much of forest land have we humans left? Considering what is left out, do you know how delicate the ecosystem is? Infusing a man-made problem there may likely disturb the system in ways we may not even be able to fortell.

Please let us not even think about making forests (or whats left of them) dumping grounds for our cities!!
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Guys, lets keep the discussion under limits so as to not hurt any sentiments of animal lovers, which are in a large quantity on the forum.
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I too face this problem and tried for years in vain. The dogs on my street are notorious convicts and will challenge anyone who passes by.

After trying everything and failing I now tackled the problem differently. I gave them food and biscuits now and then. Finally they accepted me and escort me when I walk out - they protect me!

However my neighbors now want to kill me... :(
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After trying everything and failing I now tackled the problem differently. I gave them food and biscuits now and then. Finally they accepted me and escort me when I walk out - they protect me!

However my neighbors now want to kill me... :(
So now you gotta give them their regular "hafta". See how we humans... esp. Indians, I should say, corrupt even stays.

Maybe your neighbours should start giving "haftas" too. They are Indian strays after all!

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A true dog lover would treat a stray dog in the same manner as, say, a well bred Golden Retriever. Asking your municipality to kill the dogs is not very much different from killing them yourself.
Pretty much! Its like people who eat non-veg. Just because they don't kill themselves, they eat without qualms. I think it would be no exaggeration to say that if all meat eaters were to do the butchering themselves, at least 90% of them wont be able to eat meat.
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Too much of love for dogs.Could be an issue...

150 dogs found dead in freezers at Michigan home - Mad, Mad World - World - NEWS - The Times of India
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So now you gotta give them their regular "hafta". See how we humans... esp. Indians, I should say, corrupt even stays.

Maybe your neighbours should start giving "haftas" too. They are Indian strays after all!
lol.

I call it a mutually benefiting arrangement.
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Jeepers! But lets not even call that love for dogs. After all they are considering animal cruelty charges and the guy is mentally impaired!

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