After my incident, I am sure if I could have I would have. I have a knife latched onto my fanny pack, but when My dog was attacked (my hand was munched in the attack, and I still have some pain, cramping and clicking in joint and cannot make a fist - been 4 weeks today), I was still in cooler weather gear and never though to have it in my pocket.
I have since purchased a carry size pepper spray - 10 foot range. It goes with me now always...along with the knife.
Shoot first, ask questions later
Nothing wrong with carrying the pepper spray. It will stop the dog and give you a chance to get out of there. The only bad thing is that if it's a windy day..
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