Top Tips for Avoiding a Dog Attack While Exercising Outdoors

Miley Legal Group

The weather is warming up, spring is here and summer is right around the corner. A lot of people might start moving their jogging or exercise routine to the outdoors. While the fresh air and sunshine may boost your workout, a stray dog or an angry one that its owner has not properly secured could have you running for a completely different reason.

Here are some helpful hints and tips to protect yourself from a dog attack while working out:

  • If you encounter a dog, first try to ignore it and avoid eye contact.
  • Try to stay calm and do not scream or run away.
  • Avoid neighborhoods and yards where you know an angry or neglected dog may be.
  • If you cannot seem to get out of a situation with an unruly dog, stand still, hands on hips, chin up and try to remain calm until the dog walks away.

However, even with the best intentions and use of these safety precautions, a dog bite or attack may still occur. If this happens, seek immediate medical attention. You also may consult an attorney about available legal options following a serious attack.

Consult a Dog Bite Lawyer in Clarksburg

An estimated 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you or a loved one were bitten by a dog, set up a consultation with an attorney at The Miley Legal Group. Call 877-652-1031. We can discuss your case and help pursue legal action against a negligent dog owner or one who allows the dog to run at large.