11-10-2018, 01:19 PM
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I'm sorry that happened to you and your dog, I know how scary that is! About the only thing you can do for him, till you get him to the vet, is to put him on crate rest so the he does not aggravate the injury. Do NOT let him go up and down stairs or jump on and off furniture, no jumping period.
Please do not take this next part as a criticism, because I completely understand why you tried running, running is an instinctual response. Do not run from a dog, unless you have some safe place to get to that's within feet of you like a building, gate, or car. You're never going to outrun a dog, even one as small as yours or mine is likely faster then a human. Running also triggers the dogs prey drive and they will want to chase you. Instead make yourself seem as big as possible, and tell it "NO, GO HOME!!!", or something like that, in a stern, deep voice, and begin to slowly back up towards safety. Hopefully it'll stop. If you have treats on you, you can try to throw them towards the dog which will hopefully get it to stop and search for them. Pepper spray can also be used, but it's hit or miss whether it'll work. Sometimes things like a panic alarm, or air horn will scare them off, just make sure your own dog is not scared of things like that.