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When you’re around a dog, even the family dog – be alert and protect your privates. Because dog bites to the groin are becoming more and more common. This is according to animal behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman from Tufts University.
He says dogs focus in on where the pheromones are coming from – and that’s the groin region. So, just like a dog will sniff you there – it’s likely to bite you there, too.
And by the way, these aren’t just dog bites from unfamiliar animals. Dr. Dodman says 75% of bites come from dogs people know and trust. That’s why self-defense expert Loren Christensen says to adopt this stance when you’re right in front of a dog: Put your left leg forward, right leg back. That way, there’s not a clear path to your groin.