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View Poll Results: Do you Carry Protection Against Attack?
Pepper Spray 37 31.62%
Citronella Spray or Other Spray (Please Name Other) 6 5.13%
Taser 1 0.85%
Stun Gun 1 0.85%
Baton or Stick 24 20.51%
Other 64 54.70%
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you are going to carry a pepper product. Make sure that you either get the gel or the foam. As mentioned before the spray can back fire in the wind.

Gel shoots farther and has a consistency like hair gel. If you get the kind that has a UV dye, it also helps the cops to find the suspect if it is a human that attacks you.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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When I'm alone walking my pup I usually carry an umbrella ( even in the bright sunshine, haha), just so i can create a wide blocking barrier if i have too. If i don't have that, I pick up a sturdy stick, strong enough that i can use it to block or hold off something if need be.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a tazor that will shoot out if any dog jumps out at us. I dont have a dog yet but do have a small child (3 years) so when we walk I am always careful. I prefer the tazor because I can point it towards the dog/bad guy in one hand and protect/hold my son in the other. Also I am a women, I worry about being able to protect myself and family with just a stick. I also wear steel toed tennis shoes.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a tazor that will shoot out if any dog jumps out at us. I dont have a dog yet but do have a small child (3 years) so when we walk I am always careful. I prefer the tazor because I can point it towards the dog/bad guy in one hand and protect/hold my son in the other. Also I am a women, I worry about being able to protect myself and family with just a stick. I also wear steel toed tennis shoes.
Oh nice, where did you find steel toed tennis shoes?
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My tennis shoes are very cool and I love them, not heavy at all... well more than normal but I got used to them fast. I got mine on Ebay but you can find them online at amazon or what have you heres one pair...

Nautilus Women's N1372 Steel Toe Athletic Shoe - designer shoes, handbags, jewelry, watches, and fashion accessories | endless.com

These arent the ones I have though they are the same brand, this is just to give you the idea.

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Where is the check box for none?
For that, I checked Other.
Actually, I bring my wife because I can run faster than she can.

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't carry anything but a poop bag. My dog is my protection against bad people and I will drop the leash and allow him to protect himself if we are attacked by another dog (or I'll kick it).
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My daughter's dog was attacked by two pit bull mixes a couple of months ago, and since then I've decided that I want to carry some type of protection while I walk Teddy.

What do you recommend?


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Your own pit bull! Just kidding!

How about a 3' club! Or a police baton! Assuming that one is able and willing to whack an attacking dog on the top of their furry head!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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For that, I checked Other.
Actually, I bring my wife because I can run faster than she can.

Heh! Heh!

But how about if it is just you and your dog?

Bet he/she can outrun you if it comes to that!
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When I'm alone walking my pup I usually carry an umbrella ( even in the bright sunshine, haha), just so i can create a wide blocking barrier if i have too. If i don't have that, I pick up a sturdy stick, strong enough that i can use it to block or hold off something if need be.

Umbrellas are good esp. if you can find one like i saw in one old James Bond movie withy a razor sharp tip on it!
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