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.