None of us look forward to the day our dog comes into the crossfire of another, or vice versa. The reality is we all need to be prepared for the moment our dog is somehow involved in a fight with another. Here are a few tips to get you through the dreaded moment:

1) Do not grab your dog by the collar! As tempting as it may be, refrain yourself from reaching for your dog by the collar. This could actually backfire. Your dog is in flight or fight mode and may in fact reach back to bite you reflexively, according to Leerburg.com.

2) Make a loud noise: CesarMillan suggests startling the dogs with a sudden loud noise. For example, the ASPCA recommends disturbing the brawl by banging two pots together.

3) Safely removing the dogs apart: Several website recommend this particular tactic in removing the dogs apart. You will need the help of another person to do the job. Each person will need to approach the dog from behind and grab their legs, but it must be where their legs meet their body. Do not grab them anywhere lower, as this could result in injury, ASPCA notes. Now, once you have a firm grip on their legs, pull them apart and turn them around so they are not facing each other.

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Sources: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/brea...
http://www.cesarsway.com/askcesar/anxiety/Breaking-up-Dog-Fights
http://leerburg.com/dogfight.htm
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