What should my children do if a strange dog approaches them while they are playing outside?

Stand like a tree There are two safety postures that your children should know about to protect themselves against a possible bite from a strange dog.

If the children are standing, they should
STAND STILL LIKE A TREE.

  • Stand straight with their feet together.
  • Make fists with their hands and place them under their chin.
  • They should not stare at the dog but look down at the ground.

The dog will soon loose interest and wander off. When the dog is gone, the children should tell a familiar adult about the dog.

 

 

 

Act like a logIf the children are on the ground, they should ACT LIKE A LOG.

  • Lie face down with their feet together.
  • Make fists with their hands and place them behind their head.
  • Cover their ears with their forearms.

The dog will soon loose interest and wander off. When the dog is gone, the children should tell a familiar adult about the dog.