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Clinton Dog Attack And What To Do If Attacked

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A Clinton man is recovering after vicious dog attack last night.

It happened in the 200 block of 16th place. The victim, 31-year-old Benjamin Nave was able to get to a neighbor to call the police. When they arrived on the scene, police shot both dogs before they ran away. One was found the other is still missing.   

The victim's family said Nave was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for several puncture wounds.

When being approached by an aggressive dog your first reaction may be to scream and run, and tonight, a 30-year dog trainer gives us tips on the best way to respond when being attacked.

"Do what you call a drop and roll, where you drop on the ground and roll into a ball," said Jim Stenfeldt. "If you get bit, it'll be on your arm or your leg, or you back or something like that. It's still not going to feel good, but you're no longer a challenge to the dog. If you lay there, the dog may lose interest, and move on."

To avoid being attacked, Stenfeldt says face the dog but do not make eye contact because it provokes the dog and if you are carrying an object, place the object between you and the dog.


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