Dogs fight for various reasons, from protecting its territory, its pack, overstimulation or aggression. Read on to find out more on how you can break up a dogfight.
Take note that dogs engaged in a fight will attack anything that comes within the fight zone. Be cautious. Do not be a victim as an injury is almost guaranteed. Remain calm and clear the area near the fight zone. Usher people, especially children away. It is ideal to only have the dogs’ owners present.
Some ways of breaking up a dogfight include:
- Spraying them with water. Aim for the head, particularly the eyes and nose of the more aggressive dog.
- Using loud noises, like a car horn, or a whistle to distract them. This may not work for intense fights.
- Physically separating them with a long automatic umbrella, or placing a laundry basket over each dog. From there, you can slowly remove one dog away from the area.
Never pull a dog engaged in a fight by the collar or tail as they may turn around to attack you. Stay safe. Breaking up a dogfight with the measures listed will help diffuse the situation and keep you and your pet safe.