How to protect against dog attacks while walking

Protecting yourself and your pet from aggressive dogs involves many factors including trying to avoid the dog to taking physical action against it. (YuriyGreen/iStockphoto/Getty Images/TNS)

Dear Joan: Would you let us, as readers and dog walkers, know what to do if an unleashed stray dog approaches while we’re walking? It was heartbreaking to hear about a woman being attacked on a trail by two dogs that killed her small dog.