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03-06-2014 02:14 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
LMAO Chip! I'm so lucky I didn't spit coffee over that comment. Too funny! BTW, I've only ever used it loose in my hand, and it always works like a charm - but the best part is that you can choose which end to swing, and the brass clip was an awesome deterrent, lol.
LOL, yeah I was kinda stunned by the simplicity!
03-06-2014 11:10 AM
Blanketback LMAO Chip! I'm so lucky I didn't spit coffee over that comment. Too funny! BTW, I've only ever used it loose in my hand, and it always works like a charm - but the best part is that you can choose which end to swing, and the brass clip was an awesome deterrent, lol.
03-06-2014 11:00 AM
Susan_GSD_mom
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Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
I've stopped a lot of dogs that go through the stare down and warning routine with the handle end of my leather 6' leash. Keep your dog on a short line and pay out the rest through your right hand. You can swing it really hard and flank the dog or hit it in the face. Very few dogs are going to make it through that and keep fighting.

David Winners
I agree--I have stopped an angry young stallion bent on attacking another horse with the end of a leather lead line--same as a good leather leash--right across the nose. You just have to use the maximum amount of force, and act like you really mean it. Same with dogs. None of this, "but I might hurt him..." The best thing is to avoid the whole situation, but we all know that's not always possible, things happen too fast.
03-06-2014 02:42 AM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
Awesome suggestion with the leash, David I think people overestimate how much trouble a dog's willing to get into. Especially a whack with a solid strip of leather, lol. Uh oh, maybe that'll be banned next? Quick everyone, stock up on quality leather leashes before the only ones available are the crappy nylon weave!
Agree we all pretty much have "leashed dogs!"





03-02-2014 10:07 AM
Blanketback Awesome suggestion with the leash, David I think people overestimate how much trouble a dog's willing to get into. Especially a whack with a solid strip of leather, lol. Uh oh, maybe that'll be banned next? Quick everyone, stock up on quality leather leashes before the only ones available are the crappy nylon weave!
03-02-2014 04:00 AM
David Winners I've stopped a lot of dogs that go through the stare down and warning routine with the handle end of my leather 6' leash. Keep your dog on a short line and pay out the rest through your right hand. You can swing it really hard and flank the dog or hit it in the face. Very few dogs are going to make it through that and keep fighting.

David Winners
03-02-2014 03:23 AM
KaiserandStella 90% of the dogs I've encountered off-leash are easily deterred by stopping, putting my dog behind me, and then having a "I'm not afraid of you/I dare you to try something" look/posture towards the dog. For that other 10% I've had to have a "show down" where I've used myself as a shield for my dog. Most of the 10% of aggressors would lunge forward but not get too close and would bark but not have the gull to try anything else except for a couple dogs that I've encountered that actually tried to land a bite. Even those dogs though did not manage to break past me to my dog thankfully. I prefer that I get bit/hurt rather than my dog having to defend himself in a brawl. On walks I've been successful in never letting it happen but I have had some incidents in non outdoor places. Had to pry my sisters attacking dog off of my dog in my home for one. Thankfully, my dog stops defending himself when I get the attacking dog off him. He tries to help me sometimes but I can easily stop him by putting my hand out in a stop motion and saying No. Makes things easier.

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Only the Schutzhund trained would grab you by your left arm in this case, any other dog would bite whatever hits him. Ripped thigh muscles, it's what you are looking for. Pain stimulates agression, never ever hit the dog in a fight. If the agressor is too big for you - you can grab him by his collar (if there any) and pull away, but you can lose your fingers in the battle of them two. Then, definitely there should be experience how to grab back legs. You would never catch the back paws of a fast moving dog, only girthing his waist and sliding hands quickly to the hinges of the knees. It is safer and it works.
I agree not to hit an attacking dog. Always makes the dog attack harder. For me the best way to go about it is to grab the neck/collar and pull up until the dog releases it's grip. If you don't wait it will cause tearing to pull. I've witnessed this happen to someone's dog ouch. After that pull backwards away from the dog or person being bitten then bring the dog to the ground in a smooth downward motion and hold them there and if need be use a leash to restrain the dog further on a pole/tree. If your dog is the kind of dog that will keep retaliating towards the other dog the leash to tie the dogs is a very good idea or have someone walk with you. I've had to restrain a dog by the neck that was trying hard to get free. He was thrashing and moving his head side to side. I just calmly held him until he calmed down too. If you held the dog by the legs it could easily thrash and wiggle out turning towards you and get a bite in. I've never been bitten grabbing by the neck/collar myself.

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If my safety or my dogs safety are in danger I'm putting the dog down
I can say that about a person attacking me or my dog but when It comes to other dogs attacking us, It's hard for me. I always do everything else I can except put them down. I hope I never have to.
02-03-2014 03:02 PM
TommyB681 If my safety or my dogs safety are in danger Im putting the dog down
01-29-2014 11:20 PM
robeangyalchen
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Hello to a fellow Nepali Walking a GSD in the streets of Kathmandu, I can totally imagine the horror! However, even though you have been successful at keeping those dogs at bay, it it quite risky because most of those dogs have never had any vaccinations and getting bitten could have dire consequences to both, you and your dog.

I have seen a lot of fitness shops sprawl up when I visited recently, so getting a treadmill and teaching your puppy to exercise on it could be a substitute (not ideal but better than getting bitten by a rabid dog). Also, with so much construction on the streets, the pollution must be miserable.

Good luck!
Ya, the stray dogs are too much to handle sometimes, but since my GSD is twice the size of any stray dogs they do not try to attack us, they just bark and stay where they are. I had to wave my stick only twice till today and both incident were when my Tyson was 4 or 5 months. Today no stray dog can actually lunge towards us

The pollution is not so bad, construction has made the streets dusty but are walkable Now i sound like a Typical Nepali haha. We actually walk only in the morning, when the roads are less crowded with traffic and no dust or smoke.

And the only horror is people trying to pet my dog
01-29-2014 04:58 PM
utsavized
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Anybody used this?? How does this work?? I couldn't buy it, I live in Nepal, just curious
Hello to a fellow Nepali Walking a GSD in the streets of Kathmandu, I can totally imagine the horror! However, even though you have been successful at keeping those dogs at bay, it it quite risky because most of those dogs have never had any vaccinations and getting bitten could have dire consequences to both, you and your dog.

I have seen a lot of fitness shops sprawl up when I visited recently, so getting a treadmill and teaching your puppy to exercise on it could be a substitute (not ideal but better than getting bitten by a rabid dog). Also, with so much construction on the streets, the pollution must be miserable.

Good luck!
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