1,000 Americans per day are treated in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites, you don’t have to be one of them.
Sometimes when I’m out walking my dog Frisky, we occasionally encounter another dog, so far most of these dogs have just been hyper and friendly. However, I have a co-worker who walks her dog only to have been charged at and almost attacked by a neighbor’s dog. Depending where you live the breed of dogs that people have can vary. They range between pit bull to poodle, from beagles to boxers, from pugs to bull dogs. But you have to ask ‘Do I really need to worry about dog bites?’ It depends, depending on the turnover in your subdivision or what dogs are in nearby subdivision you can suddenly be facing a dog you’ve never seen before.
Dog attacks can be a real problem, especially if you are a runner and enjoy going out for a
jog early in the morning or late at night. My dog is very friendly but there is something about runners and people on bikes that make her bark at them. There have been lots of people who have complained about being forced to give up jogging or changing where they run because they encountered too many stray dogs.
As a dog owners I care about my dog, as do many other dog owners. Often I think about what I will do in case of an attack. Many dog owners are the same way. I often see them walk with walking sticks, or golf clubs. You want to make sure you can protect yourself and your dog. We also want to not bring harm to anyone else pet. This is one of the reasons we recommend Pepper Spray.
Now, while I care for my dog, there have been times where she has wondered off. Being a Beagle I have to keep my eye on her when we are outside because she will go where her nose takes her. However there are many dog owners that are irresponsible and do not follow leash laws. There are also many places where such laws do not exist and stray dogs are abundantly found. In addition there are several dogs that just get out. Once when I was walking Frisky, a Boxer broke thru the fence and charged at us. He just wanted to play. I could tell be cause he wasn’t barking, or growling, and his tail was wagging. It really could have gone the other way.
Q:Does pepper spray work on dogs?
The answer to that question is yes pepper spray can be an effective means to disable any dog that’s hasn’t been trained to resist OC Pepper Spray like Police dogs. Dogs have a highly sensitive olfactory system, if you can get a full spray into an attacking dog’s face, you can make it retreat. It takes hours to get over the effect of pepper spray for dogs and this will give you plenty of time to get home to safety.
What should I do when a dog starts chasing me?
First look at the dog. Is it growling? Is the fur on its back standing up? Is its tail wagging? I know there are people are terrified of any dog and would use pepper spray on any dog. However, pepper spray should be used as a final defense solution. Most dogs will not pursue you if you slow down (runners). Others can be scared away if you show you are not afraid of them and react with a loud and authoritarian voice or by showing authority.
However, attack dogs will not respond to such tactics and by showing aggression or throwing things at them will only enrage them. Pit Bulls in particular can be very vicious and if you are chased by one or for that matter any violent dog, your best bet is to climb to a high rise location such as a tree or car. Immediately call the police as the dog might endanger someone else. If you can’t do any of these things then liberally use your pepper spray, and make sure that the wind is blowing away from you, because you don’t want to accidentally get any pepper spray in your face.
What to use if you don’t want to use Pepper Spray.
Generally a loud noise is also a great deterrent for an attacking dog. You can use the following products to protect yourself from stray dogs:
Sports Air horns: An air horn is a simple device that releases a very loud and shrill noise when you use it. It uses pressurized air to create a sound that will make any stray dog or debt collector stop in its attack and flee.
Sonic Animal Chaser: This product has proven itself to be very useful at times. It produces a high 25 KHz frequency sound that the human ear cannot detect, yet it is able to deter vicious dogs without harming them.
This animal chaser has an effective range up to 20 feet (6M) with a prime operating range of 5 to 6 feet. To make sure you are pointing the chaser at the right place a laser sight is built-in.
The sonic animal chaser is the safe, effective, humane way to repel dogs, cats, squirrels and other garden pest.
Sound based dog repellents may not work on trained attack dogs though. They are given special training to ignore any distracting noises.
The most important thing is to report animal attacks to vicious animals to the police if a trained dog attacks you or someone you know. By reporting careless dog owners and helping stray dogs get captured, you will make your streets and your parks safer for everyone.
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