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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, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do You Carry Protection Against Dog Attack?

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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Old 03-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Where is the check box for none?
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Where is the check box for none?
I was wondering the same.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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when we're walking in the woods i sometimes use
walking stick/pole. it's made out of metal. it's the same as
a ski pole. i wouldn't really want to use to protect
against a dog because the tip is pointed (like a ski pole).
i could turn it around and use the handle. in the woods
there's plenty of sticks and rocks laying around. i would
only get physical if necessary. i'm thinking about buying
some kind of spray. i going to check out bear spray. that
should stop a dog.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I carry a walking stick when we go on hikes or walks outside my property. However, I don't need to carry anything inside my property because I have a large fenced property so we hardly ever have to venture outside and even then, we are not around other houses and dogs so it works out well. I do see more coyotes around so I might carry something stronger now.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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AC answered this question for me. They told me to carry a stick, a bite stick. They said when a dog attemps to attack apparently they will latch on to the stick instead of you and your dog. I don't know I have never seen this but my trainer asked me also to carry a bite stick so it must work. I also carry pepper spray which AC told me can make 'some' dogs more angry and make them attack more. I asked a mailman one day what he uses. He told me he used pepper spray one time and the pit bull that was after him followed him his whole route, even though the dog could not see, it seem to really want him.
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Oh, dear. My first poll. Can "none" be added?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I carry a can of citronella spray. I've used it a dozen times and it's always worked to stop a charging dog and a few that have already latched on to either me or my dog.

It's the best $12 investment I've ever made for my own safety and the safety of my pack.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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UDAP Bear Deterrent Pepper Spray

One look into the gaping maw of a Presa that got loose and came at my daughter was enough. DH wants me to get a gun and CC. I'm not quite there yet.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If I am walking alone with a young pup I carry a stick. I used to carry peperspray, Im sure it's expired so I should get a new one. I was looking at something like bear spray which has a long range. The only thing bad with sprays is the wind can change everything on you.
I always bring my cell phone.
Most times I am walking all 3 dogs together, 99% of the time all loose dogs headed in the opposite direction when they saw us coming.
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