How to protect yourself from a dog attack

Most of us don't know what to do when we are faced with an intimidating dog.

But there are a few simple tips and tricks to keep yourself safe, veterinarian Dr Alex Melrose told The AM Show on Tuesday.

Mr Melrose says standing still, facing the dog and hiding your fingers by curling your hand into a fist could help you prevent an attack.

Watch the video for the expert's advice.