How Bounty Hunters Can Deal With And Defend Against Attack Dogs

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Bounty hunters don't need a warrant to break into a fugitive's home. The lack of a warrant makes it easier to bring very dangerous fugitive back into custody, but breaking into a home always presents serious safety risk to a bounty hunter. An attack dog on the property definitely is an extremely dangerous threat. Are you thinking about working on behalf of a bail bonds company recover fugitives?

If so, part of your bounty hunter training must entail learning about  how to avoid or deal with an dangerous canine upon entering someone's property.

Look for the Signs of a Dog

Yes, it's critical to be on the lookout for other people lurking in the house. Do not ignore any indications an aggressive dog lives at the residence, though.

And never solely rely on clear giveaways such as a "beware of dog" sign. There might not be one. Look for other clues that scream "big, nasty dog".  These would include large food bowls, paw marks in the mud, dug up areas in the yard, and over-sized, possibly shredded, dog toys.

What can you do if you ascertain a really dangerous dog is roaming about? Perhaps it would be best to stake the property out and apprehend the fugitive as he/she leaves instead.

Give The Dog A Treat and Create a Distraction

If you are taken by surprise by an attack dog, try offering it a treat. Seriously, keeping a dog biscuit on your person could be a wise, yet overlooked, protective step. When the dog menaces you, tossing the treat creates enough of a momentary distraction for you to exit hop the front lawn fence and run. 

Really, you can feed the dog anything to create a distraction. Throwing your hat or shoe might work, but a treat is better.

Engaging the Dog

In certain situations, a dangerous fugitive must be apprehended and that means having to take risks. Having to directly engage a ferocious dog might be one of those risks. 

Upon being confronted by an attack dog, wrapping a jacket around the arm and allowing the dog to bite into the thick fabric helps prevent an attack to the throat or elsewhere. 

This is definitely not something anyone learns on the spot. You have to seek out a skilled defensive tactics instructor capable of teaching the basic points required to keeping yourself safe. This includes little known tips such as how to position the arm so the arteries are not punctured. Also, classroom practice with a trained dog helps instill the confidence to perform under pressure.

To learn more, contact a company such as Bob Shropshire & Sons with any questions or concerns you might have.


30 October 2014