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04-05-2014 04:25 PM
Sri
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Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair View Post
I think 'both' you and your dogs ears will be fine, it'll be close to you as well. .

I've actually used them a time or two in the past and you need to make sure the bell shaped nozzle is pointed away from you and your dog when you blast it. They are designed to direct the sound waves away from the person using it.

I've had air horns and pepper spray in the past and practiced with them so I know how to safely use them.

The only thing would be desensitizing your dog to the sound. I wonder if you have someone blast it outside a few times while your inside giving your dog high value treats? Then slowly work the blasts closer to the dog while feeding treats. It probably would be similiar to LE k9s getting used to the sound gun fire.
Will do! This is good because I can now carry an air horn on my walks for the stray dogs.
04-05-2014 04:13 PM
Gwenhwyfair I think 'both' you and your dogs ears will be fine, it'll be close to you as well. .

I've actually used them a time or two in the past and you need to make sure the bell shaped nozzle is pointed away from you and your dog when you blast it. They are designed to direct the sound waves away from the person using it.

I've had air horns and pepper spray in the past and practiced with them so I know how to safely use them.

The only thing would be desensitizing your dog to the sound. I wonder if you have someone blast it outside a few times while your inside giving your dog high value treats? Then slowly work the blasts closer to the dog while feeding treats. It probably would be similiar to LE k9s getting used to the sound gun fire.

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Yes I did see the link..thank you so much for taking the trouble to find it for me.
I forgot to say that yesterday with all the conversation that was going on. I'm going to work on desensitising my dog to that first.He is fine with loud noises, but still I presume this will be superloud and too close to him. Hope it doesn't hurt his ears.
04-05-2014 03:15 PM
Sri
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Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair View Post
Good deal. In my experience having a plan of action is the most important thing.

I think the personal safety airhorn (did you see the one I linked earlier? it has a wrist loop and is compact) and videoing him are your best bet.


Yes I did see the link..thank you so much for taking the trouble to find it for me.
I forgot to say that yesterday with all the conversation that was going on. I'm going to work on desensitising my dog to that first.He is fine with loud noises, but still I presume this will be superloud and too close to him. Hope it doesn't hurt his ears.
04-05-2014 10:35 AM
Gwenhwyfair Good deal. In my experience having a plan of action is the most important thing.

I think the personal safety airhorn (did you see the one I linked earlier? it has a wrist loop and is compact) and videoing him are your best bet.


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No problem at all . I think hes just a guy who is disgruntled with big dogs or their owners. And angry enough to lead his dog into a fight. Im sure I will work something out next time I see him or start using the air horn and video him if I can.


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04-05-2014 10:25 AM
Sri No problem at all . I think hes just a guy who is disgruntled with big dogs or their owners. And angry enough to lead his dog into a fight. Im sure I will work something out next time I see him or start using the air horn and video him if I can.


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04-05-2014 10:12 AM
Gwenhwyfair My mom took my sister and I to watch Bambi when we were very young. That was back in the day when we would also see dead deer strapped to the hood of station wagons rolling down the road in the fall time. I got the fun job of plucking the feathers from our beheaded dinner chicken too...... it didn't scar us for life. My dad dressed deer in the garage and didn't stop me or my sister from wandering in. Though one time, he tells me, I got angry at him and that he needed to make the deer better and let it go. Still we were taught about the cycle of life long before the Lion King was around...

It seems like we are so all or nothing. We freak out at the thought of animals being hurt but will mace/shoot the ole crazy bully guy without a second thought?

*sigh*

Sorry OP. Hope you find some of the advice helpful.
04-05-2014 10:01 AM
Oisin's Aoire
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
Wow I just don't get that. Here you can carry without a licence as long as its not concealed. I can't even imagine not being able to defend yourself. What happens if you come across a rattlesnake or coyote (well I know you don't have rattlesnakes) but whatever wildlife you do have?
We do have rattlesnake..coyote , lots of black bear. There were bear raiding homes in Paramus which is a pretty regular town last year.There is a pack of coyote hybrids in the swamps where I grew up , about one mile from my house now. Rumor is one of them is always possessed by the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa.
04-04-2014 10:10 PM
selzer Calling your local law enforcement agency to see what your options are might be the best thing to do. I just did this a few weeks ago for a neighbor problem. LE deals with people who harrass people, neighbor problems, stalkers, and they can give you the alternatives you have that hopefully will keep you as safe as possible, both from the possible weirdow, and from your own actions in dealing with a threatening situation.

OT: Yeah, I watched I am Legend -- another one I couldn't possibly show the girls. When we were their age, we had one TV, and Mom watched what Mom wanted to watch, and she wanted to watch monster movies. She liked monster movies. I was weaned on monster movies. The only books my mother ever read to us as little kids were H.P. Lovecraft, The Rats in the Walls, A Shadow over Insmouth, The Thing on The Doorstep -- usually only when the lights went out, and we were huddled around the gas furnace in the living room and Mom had a kerosene lamp.

But these girls are NOT into Monster movies.
04-04-2014 09:46 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by shepherdmom View Post
Wow I just don't get that. Here you can carry without a licence as long as its not concealed. I can't even imagine not being able to defend yourself. What happens if you come across a rattlesnake or coyote (well I know you don't have rattlesnakes) but whatever wildlife you do have?
I know that have some kinda crazy pool swimming or breath holding poisonous spiders, I know they have some indigenous deadly snakes and I don't know what else??
04-04-2014 09:41 PM
shepherdmom
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Originally Posted by Blanketback View Post
If someone was crossing back and forth in an obvious attempt to get near me, I'd be justified in looking at criminal harassment charges, where I live. Since we can't defend ourselves, we have no choice but to involve LE in these types of things.
Wow I just don't get that. Here you can carry without a licence as long as its not concealed. I can't even imagine not being able to defend yourself. What happens if you come across a rattlesnake or coyote (well I know you don't have rattlesnakes) but whatever wildlife you do have?
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