I'm not sure what I could have done in this situation since it happened so fast.
Yes I noticed that in your post and I have never seen or had that happen myself but it's something I'll be more aware of in the future thanks!
Based on the angle I would have been macing my own dog.
You do the best you can sometimes that happens, in the other thread a member had to spray his own dog also, still better than a dog attack I think.
In the past getting in front of her and screaming has worked.
OK then your dog knows you are there for them!
I might get pepper spray for the future though. I am just a little concerned about the legality of macing a dog that hasn't technically done anything.
That's what being prepared is about! Your not going around macing innocent dogs! Dogs don't "need" to meet and greet! It's not your job to determine if a dog is friendly or not. Loose dogs comes running up to mine and he's gonna have a problem with me!
We’re not talking about going to a dog park and randomly spraying dogs in the face!
I live in a rough neighborhood and the neighbors with small loose dogs hate my dog because I yell at theirs all the time.
Your doing your job and they'll at least be more likely to keep there little uh ...dog under control when they see you coming! So that's job done!
If I could be sure to get away with it, I would LOVE to mace the next dog that tries to mess with us. I am so angry.
There is that I don't think it's an issue if your dog is on leash but I'm not a lawyer. But for me macing kicking hitting with a stick or flat kicking another dogs butt is preferable to seeing my dogs hurt or me getting stitches breaking up a fight because I let a dog get to close and opps he wasn’t friendly.
I take her to walk other places as much as I can but this is not feasible to do before work.
Well it's about protecting your dog. Getting attacked is a bad experience, getting attacked in the morning and having a good time in the afternoon isn’t gonna balance out in the long run. But that's your call, just be prepared and there is the big stick or cattle prod approach also.
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