Gee, I must be a 1-percent-er. I am just not afraid of being attacked by a dog. Not even a police dog. And, I have had a police dog charge after me and Dubya once when I was walking him. I just turned him away from the charging dog and walked in the opposite direction listening to two cops trying to stop the dog. I swung in front of my dog stopped and waited. They were able to contain their dog, which was good, because Dubya was a full-grown shepherd too, and if that dog got to us, I think there would have been damage either to canines or humans or both. But I really don't worry about it.
I have been bitten by GSDs a few times, and while it isn't exactly fun, I would rather deal with a dog bite than have someone shooting at me.
Of course, I am in no condition to run track and field either, and not dumb enough to try to out run a dog.
And I used to ride my bike all over the county all night, and lots of people do not contain dogs in the country, they bark and chase and snap at the bike until you reach a certain spot that they have determined is the end of their kingdom, and then they turn tail and go home. If I was afraid of getting bitten, no way would I be able to ride around at 3 in the morning. Once I was riding with my sister and I heard the toenails on the road, and I told her to get in front of me, she is 11 years younger than me, and I am the cyclist, and the dog lover, so I figured if anyone is going to get bitten, it had better be me. Neither of us did.
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