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01-10-2013 04:38 PM
KatsMuse There was an older thread poll before that had some interesting answers/ opinions on carrying protection. In case you missed it:


http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...og-attack.html

And, my answer is still the same:

"Yes..most definitely. Protection against any attack - I carry my asp baton and "other".
No spray for me... Don't want want that blowing back on me in the wind.
And, always the cellphone."

Kat
01-10-2013 01:21 AM
shepherdmom Just wanted to point out another problem with these hobby farm areas like we are in. We have a ton of sex offenders in the area... So if a stray dog doesn't get your kid one of the wierdo's might.
01-10-2013 12:45 AM
shepherdmom
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Originally Posted by 3dognite View Post
We live "out" of town by about 15 miles, but are in a "hobby farm" area, where parcels are 2-40 acres. Gravel roads, no curbs or sidewalks very hilly etc.

For whatever reason, most of the neighbors (and I use that term loosely because to me "neighbor" should mean someone responsible and friendly) do not restrain their dogs. At All. Most own 2-5 dogs of varying sizes. Some stay close to their houses, but most wander at least into the road. Some are not very friendly.

My 12 year old Cardi (Corgi) was weighed before christmas and has put on a few pounds which is a lot for that long back. My youngest daughter offered to walk him when she gets home from school everyday. At first it was down the driveway to the mailboxes and back, not quit a 1/4 mile round trip. As he's gotten better with it (and incidentally is doing FAR better with the steps into and in the house), she's started going gradually further. Now she's getting into the neighbor zone with dogs that come out into the road and follow her and one has charged her. She uses her big voice (she's taller than I am and has my big voice) and size and tells them "GO HOME!" and they have, so far.

Would you get her some pepper spray to carry? She wants to just carry a newspaper stick (rolled up newspaper) but I don't want her or Tank getting tangled up with dogs.
DO NOT WALK your dog in that environment unless you want a dead dog. I have 5 acres. My dogs get walked on my property or I will take them in the car to somewhere safe. I would definitely not let a kid walk a dog in that environment.
01-09-2013 09:23 PM
GsdLoverr729 My recommendation (I go overboard sometimes so sorry LOL!):
Bear spray
ANNND
Baton or knight-stick (preferably one that can be folded into itself for easier carrying)
01-09-2013 09:18 PM
Heidigsd
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I don't worry about creeps and her so much, but I do worry about the dog issue.
I didn't even think about any "creeps", I bet that bear spray would work wonders on one of them

I just hope these dogs don't run in packs, that would be pretty scary for anyone but especially a kid if they decided to charge. I remember a few years ago a lady got killed by a pack of dogs. She was out mowing the lawn when they attacked her Not trying to scare you but I thought of this story.
76-year-old woman killed in yard by pack of dogs | Deseret News
01-09-2013 01:00 PM
huntergreen x2 on the bear spray and teaching how to use it. ie, never spray into the wind.
01-09-2013 12:42 PM
3dognite
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Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang View Post
Better than pepper spray - get her some of this to mix in a spray bottle:

Skunk Fusion Skunk Scent*::*FARR OUTDOORS INC*::*Scents*::*BowhuntingOutlet.com

That way the dogs take home that lovely aroma and maybe their owners will think twice about letting them roam.
Oh my god, that's awesome!!!! I'm totally looking into that one!
01-09-2013 12:28 PM
Lauri & The Gang
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Originally Posted by 3dognite View Post
Would you get her some pepper spray to carry? She wants to just carry a newspaper stick (rolled up newspaper) but I don't want her or Tank getting tangled up with dogs.
Better than pepper spray - get her some of this to mix in a spray bottle:

Skunk Fusion Skunk Scent*::*FARR OUTDOORS INC*::*Scents*::*BowhuntingOutlet.com

That way the dogs take home that lovely aroma and maybe their owners will think twice about letting them roam.
01-09-2013 12:24 PM
Nickyb You can never be to safe, just be sure to show her how to properly use the spray.
01-09-2013 12:09 PM
3dognite
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Originally Posted by Heidigsd View Post
I carry a can of bear spray it sprays out about 25 feet, so they won't have a chance to get too close. Guard Alaska Bear Pepper Spray

How old is your daughter? I would be worried about her to be honest, sounds like there are a lot of dogs running loose.

Michaela
She's 14. As I said, she's actually taller than I am and goes for walks in the area often. I don't worry about creeps and her so much, but I do worry about the dog issue. She says she's not that concerned but would like to have a back up plan if she does get charged by one. I'm afraid Tan would try to protect her and get hurt and then she'd try to break it up and end up hurt. But she's determined to make this work.
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