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Any recommendations for dealing with an angry soi dog ?

Just got my jeans ripped apart by one near a remote temple in the Hua Hin area.

My leg is fine (just a couple of bruises) but that's really just luck.

So how do you deal with this usually ?

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12 minutes ago, grain said:

Not a good idea at all. Thais see you whacking dogs with metal pipes and you're a black-hearted foreigner, Thais will love the soi dog more than you, and will probably come and whack you, or call the cops. 

 

No problem. If I have no choice, I rather fight a man than a dog.

You should have seen the one that attacked me. A beast.

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Throw a rock at it, and like someone said don't turn your back to it or move towards it, just stand there and keep throwing things. Back away slowly facing the dog until you are out of it's territory. That's a barking dog. A loud dog is not a very dangerous dog.

If it's a vicious attack then you place your hands behind you, like you are handcuffed, and kick with your legs and feet. Let it come to you, don't chase it or attack. Don't let it bite your arms and hands. If you had long pants on, and hopefully closed toe shoes and not beach sandals, you are very lucky. Much easier then wearing shorts and they can smell fear from a bare leg.
 

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32 minutes ago, JimTripper said:

If you had long pants on, and hopefully closed toe shoes and not beach sandals, you are very lucky.

 

Yeah had a pair of jeans and boots.

 

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2 hours ago, HappyExpat57 said:

Air pellet pistol, using the PLASTIC and not metal pellets. No real harm and it's more the sound that scares them that does the trick.

Walking around Thailand brandishing a gun -- even a plastic pellet shooting replica -- at soi dogs is downright idiotic. 

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13 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

sure no blood? if so you'll need rabies and tetanus shots

 

I don't think so.

The dog didn't touch me directly.

I have bruises due to the jaw's pressure but the teeth didn't went through.

The a-hole just destroyed my pants by pulling on them...

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

Don't care but that's one reason why it's in a waist band. You'd probably rather be bitten?

 

That second sentence was pretty unnecessary.  Please try to be polite in the future.

 

I would rather know when I am doing something illegal and it's probably worth mentioning, even if you don't personally care.  Especially when there might be alternatives that are perfectly legal.

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6 hours ago, JimTripper said:

Much easier then wearing shorts and they can smell fear from a bare leg.
 

They are much more likely to be smelling my fear from what has been deposited in the back of my shorts rather than from my bare leg....

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