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04-06-2014 12:39 PM
Chip18 I think a water balloon on a walk would be a better tactical option. Trying to deter a little dog would be a tough task! Think what you like but the little guys "are" fearless!
They actually don't care about you, they are looking to take on a dog several times there size!

Anything you have to aim with precision is a tough task! Think Screaming Eagles..bring the rain!
04-06-2014 11:15 AM
Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
I would offer to help train her dog, and if that didn't work, I would scare the crap out of it so it left us alone. Probably not the nicest thing for the little dog, but I'm going to place the safety of me and my dog first.

David Winners
I thought of doing that, but I don't want to 'engage' with the owner
in my case AT ALL. I think she's dangerous. She is known to police.
She actually has to drive her son about 10 miles up the freeway to
school because she's BANNED from the local high school campus.

I would never use the pepper spray because by law here, it can
only be used to protect yourself, not your dog. And this dog
charging us is only after whatever dog I'm walking, I can detect
no aggression towards ME.

I told responding police that I did indeed try to kick this dog, or
hit it with the end of the leash, but the dog is savvy and always
dances around just out of reach. Police did not seem to have a
problem with me trying that.
04-06-2014 10:54 AM
NancyJ Well, I would never kick a little dog. My daughter has a chi she rescued from a bad situation but we put in about $1200 when a book fell on its skull and fractured it........they are paper thin.

I am going to stick with the water, get used to riding the bike in the neighborhood WITHOUT Beau first and then carrying the squirt gun on my walks, and my rides and see how that works. I think vinegar water. I have no intention of hurting the dog or doing something that would get it hurt. I am surpised it has not been hit by a car. My daughter won't even let hers out in their own fenced yard that time of day because of owls.

David, I am sure the neighbor would not take any "help" from me. She honestly does not care.
04-06-2014 07:14 AM
volcano Its wrong to spray little dogs. You can just kick them, JK. Dont spray a chihuhua, a yorkie or whatever, thats abuse unless they bite you.
Id have warned in a nicer way to say the dogs gonna get run over or bit. Or just get off and walk past the house and scream at the dog, itll get the picture.
04-05-2014 10:14 PM
David Winners
Originally Posted by chip18 View Post
any bridges near by?

sorry couldn't help myself!
stop posting this video. It is inappropriate for this forum.
04-05-2014 10:11 PM
Chip18 Any bridges near by?

Sorry couldn't help myself!
04-05-2014 10:11 PM
jafo220 Maybe walk by the dog without Beau a few times and when the dog charges you spray. Just keep walking past and spraying until it ceases to charge. Be ready though, you may have to spray the owner too.

If you have any luck like mine, the HOA will come investigate you for using spray but not the dog charging you.
04-05-2014 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
I finally told a neighbor I was going to spray her demon chihuahua with pepper spray under a specific condition.

A friend is giving me a used bike I can use for roadwork with Beau and I am going to get started soon as the walks are good for me but not much for him. But her little chi comes charging into the street after us every time I go by her house. I am not scared of the little rat (sorry my daughter has a chi I love), nor is Beau upset by it, but being on a bike is a little different. An honestly, it is getting bolder to where it is now inches from our feet (it comes from behind).

I had complained to the HOA as have others and our county does have a leash law. But yesterday as she was right by the road gardening and her dog came after me again (I had no Beau with me) and I was having to watch where I stepped to avoid kicking it..........I told her........very calmly and politely that I was going to start with a bike and was going to pepper spray her dog if it ran after me.

All she did to stop her dog was an ineffective "pookie come here..." and did not even get up to retrieve the dog. Grrrrrrr. I can't believe she even said "My kids come home from school before I do and I can't control that they let him out"...Uh the joys of good parenting. All I said was "My goal is to get my walking done before work" ........

She took great offense. Probably would not have said that had she not been right there allowing this to happen without even batting an eye.
You could always convince the neighbor your a raving lunatic and chase the dog all the way back to it's yard with a big stick or club like I did once long ago. neighbor at the top of our street would let their lab pup out in the morning and decided to crap in our yard until I came out with a ball bat and chased him up the street. Never seen the dog again.

I do like the air horn idea. I like it better than spray. You know you don't want to take the chance of spraying your dog by accident. Those little dogs are quick.

Growing up we had a couple little Chi's we had to ride our bike past to get to the football field and those little demons chased us every time. One of them nipped my ankle pretty good one day. The next time we went by, one or both might have met the business end of my shoe. Problem solved.
04-05-2014 07:49 PM
David Winners I would offer to help train her dog, and if that didn't work, I would scare the crap out of it so it left us alone. Probably not the nicest thing for the little dog, but I'm going to place the safety of me and my dog first.

David Winners
04-05-2014 07:38 PM
NancyJ I like the Gentian Violet in the squirt gun! Chi has a lot of white in its coat hehehe
The waterballoons and a ball driven Beau.....hmmmm that could backfire........

Honestly, all the nasty yappers have been a great dog training tool for us and he has made it to 2.5 with only one dog going off on him. [Welsh Terrier went off on him when he was about 8 months old but the owner got it off before any damage and he did not to seem to be fazed by it in the least...

That terrier is still going off on ANY dog within range but the owner has him under leash control at all times. After the incident I would not let him meet Beau again face to face though we can stand a few feet apart.

She has trouble with the same yapper. Maybe I should just lend her my flexi lead (I do have one but use it appropriately) and ooooops let her dog take care of the problem. Nah, just kidding. I don't want the thing HURT I just don't want to get tangled up in it and put my 58 year old bones on the ground. Older=longer to heal.

It is hard to avoid. You have to go past her house to get to the cul de sac to turn. The neighborhood roads are only 1 mile in total (only 60 houses) and to get out of the neighborhood is loading us up in the truck which is NOT going to happen every morning before work. Plus, she lives on the flat road. The main road is about a 4% grade while her road is about 1%.
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