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OK - so I accept that this might just have been the case of no matter what I'd done I'd have been bitten but does anyone have any other sensible advice that I could try if there's a next time?
Scenario - I was bitten twice by a dog on Wednesday whilst running along the right of way that passed by its house. I heard it bark and saw it coming out of the corner of my eye. There was no fence/gate to stop its arrival so I slowed to a walk and as it got closer stopped altogether and adopted the "don't bother with me I'm really uninteresting" pose which I understand is the right thing to do from previous threads and articles. And that's when it nipped me on the calf - twice! Its owner must have heard all the barking (no growling interestingly) and came out of the house - slowly, he was an elderly chap.
I did my best puppy yelp when it bit me the first time as taught by my puppy training lady when we were teaching our own dog not to nip us when mouthing us (involuntraily I might add - it hurt!) but that's when I was rewarded by a second nip:
By the time the owner had gotten to me the dog had gotten bored - I'm not sure what it was - some type of airedale/lakeland terriery thing.
The police have been informed and the dog is to be restrained from now on. The owner was suitably apologetic and providing the dog is kept tied up during daylight hours I'm happy not to take the matter further. Aside from the inconvenience of waiting at the local minor injuries unit for a tetanus and antibiotics - there's no real harm done this time.
Any advice would be brilliant and much appreciated - sorry to those who are fed up of dog threads - I've tried to distill advice from them which resulted in the title description response but I obviously got it wrong somehow!