Yes ballistic will save you from a bite but they do jump right back at you so use the time you see the dog to put as much into him as you can and then keep unloading on him so you can kill before the second pounce. hope this helped
This is the first time I was actually able to stab a dog . One of the few times I wish I had theatre mode just to prove it. Didn't matter how many times I tried in previous cod's just never was able to stab a dog that was coming at me.