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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, 07:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Im going to buy a taser. The trainer for my GSD used to be a cop and he says that a taser is probably the best thing to carry on you when you go out. He sells some that can be used as a flashlight, it makes a loud noise (to scare of dogs, wild animals, attackers, etc.) and if the noise doesn't work, you can taser your attacker (dog, person, etc.) and it will knock them out for a while. Im going to buy mine this week. Once my family went for a walk and a pit bull came across their path and growled at them and wanted to attack them. They were so scared, but luckily the pit eventually walked away because my family just stood there. A taser would be great to have in situations like that.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #42 (permalink)
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. . . he says that a taser is probably the best thing to carry on you when you go out. He sells some. . .
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I think a gun is a poor choice for defense against dogs.
I agree with this completely.

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Huh.
And this made me chuckle. You are thinking the same thing I am... Well of course he says its best, after all he can sell you one right here lol.


I do think a taser gun is the best way to go personally. But it has to be the right one. The kind that shoots out AND you can just press up against them if you miss. It will knock a dog right out and end the assault period.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Actually, I bring my wife because I can run faster than she can.

You are in soooo much trouble if she reads this!


I use pepper spray, the regular kind. Have never had an issue with blowback, and have used it half a dozen times effectively. I like the Sabre Red brand.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I used to until my pepper spray bottle broke and i have not bought any more... so i will as soon as i end up back at a police/military surplus store for more spray.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #46 (permalink)
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well I hit pepper spray, but after reading it could backfire, I think I may change to the citronella..someone else suggested to me wasp spray since we've had some bear sightings around here lately.

I've had more encounters with 'dogs' than wildlife or weird people. So I got some pepper spray but haven't needed it yet ..

I hope I never have to use anything, Masi is one that wouldn't hesitate to 'give back' what she'd get from another dog, but I really don't want her in that position nor do I want myself in that position.

If the hubby tags along, he has a pistol he carries.
I keep wasp spray at home to use on wasps and humans if necessary. I heard that they have to be treated in the ER if they get it in their eyes or they will go blind. I just can't get too worked up about a blind mugger or robber. But I would not want to use it on a dog. For some reason, I think that someone irresponsible enough to let their dog run around attacking people, might not be too fussed about getting the dog to the vet quick to flush the eyes. I guess I feel more concerned about blinding dog then blinding a criminal.
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I carry "The Look"

So far it has been enough to any dog attacking me or my dogs.
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I keep wasp spray at home to use on wasps and humans if necessary. I heard that they have to be treated in the ER if they get it in their eyes or they will go blind. I just can't get too worked up about a blind mugger or robber. But I would not want to use it on a dog. For some reason, I think that someone irresponsible enough to let their dog run around attacking people, might not be too fussed about getting the dog to the vet quick to flush the eyes. I guess I feel more concerned about blinding dog then blinding a criminal.
But it's okay if they are shot, instead? I thought you said you were not one to get worked up about this sort of thing because the owner should have control of their dog in the first place. Expect the worst if your dog is not contained, etc.

I'd rather my dog be blinded than dead.
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So far, kicking the opposing dog and swearing loudly,insultingly and abusively at the owner has worked well. I do have a baton(night stick) from my Marine MP days but in the Democratic Republic of Massatwoships it isn't easy to get an FID for that. Being a guy, I don't expect any problems from personal attackers, probably not a wise expectation.

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But it's okay if they are shot, instead? I thought you said you were not one to get worked up about this sort of thing because the owner should have control of their dog in the first place. Expect the worst if your dog is not contained, etc.

I'd rather my dog be blinded than dead.
Sometimes, I suppose people might take a weird pleasure in getting threads locked.

Let me try to remember, yeah the thread where the cop shot the territorial, aggressive, loose dog in front of the brat, and the idiot owner was blaming everyone but himself for his dog being shot, like the cop, and the security guard that called the cops on his dog. A dog can recover completely from being shot, but if an idiot owner does not take his dog to the vet to flush the wasp spray, the dog can be blind forever. It is up to us to protect our dogs, not to allow them to run around biting cops in the ankles. No, I am not going to jump on the idiot owner's bandwagon against the cops because he was too stupid to manage his known territorial dog, not once, but multiple times.

What I might carry, what I might do to a dog, may be different than what I might expect other people to do; therefore, I keep my dogs safely on my property or on leash and under control. It is called management. It is part of dog-ownership.
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