Years ago I showed and bred Dalmatians. After reading the above advice I emailed a breeder of Standard Poodles who is known for his love and kindness to all dogs. I asked him where would be the best place to 'poke' an attacking dog. His answer...straight down the throat!
On a different note...Family of Dad, Mum, adult son kept a pet deer in the paddock beside the house. Dad takes a feed to this large beast and it attacks him. The others rush to help, son grabs shovel and rescues Mum ...too late for Dad. Helicopter to major hospital where Mum is in ICU... life threatening injuries, son injured, but will be OK.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]