If you stumble upon a puppy in it’s native habitat, are you prepared for the worst?
If you’re unsure whether you’re entering puppy habitat, remain aware of your surroundings and look for signs of recent puppy activities, tracks, or toys.
If you happen upon a puppy, speak calmly in low tones to make your presence known. Tell the puppy they’re a good boy/girl and that they’re the cutest widdle thing you ever did see. Then, follow these steps to ensure your safety.
Think you know what to do when a puppy attacks?
Don’t panic! High-pitched squeals can enrage a startled puppy
If overtaken, be still. Let the puppies wash over you like a spring rain
Do not allow a pup access to your food
Getting your food will only encourage the puppy and make the problem worse for others.
Remain calm. Puppies can smell fear (also bacon)
Don’t forget to have toys available at all times
If no toys are provided, your personal possessions will be forfeited
Also, your life.
If you are being stalked by a pup, hold completely still
Because surprise attacks are adorable
If the puppy stands up to inspect you, it is imperative that he lick your face
Sudden movements can enrage even the calmest pup
If you become cornered, prepare to be snorgled
Consider having an emergency kit on hand if puppy stampedes are frequent in your area.
A fresh stock of treats, tennis balls, and snuggly blankies will cover most emergency situations.