Pepper Spray for aggressive dogs....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Boyd, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    I wanted to point out something to folks here because of what I was reading in another post... Pepper spray for attacking dogs........ From personal experience, it just doesn't work on certain breeds. As a matter of fact, my boxer/pit mix smells it he starts drooling because he likes it spicy.....

    Most of the Dog Off pepper spray is for spaniel sized dogs and smaller. Hunting dogs are especially prone to be humbled by it due to having a keener sense of smell. Dogs bred for protection aren't always the brightest in the book, but are also immune to the more subtle ways of breaking off a dog attack.

    My advice? Carry a big stick, have a taser or gun handy. Used to be a rural DHL route driver with more dog stories than you can imagine. There was a reason I carried a kimber on my hip [​IMG] Just sayin.
     

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yeah..i dont know how well pepper spray would work if a dog was intent on attacking... \\
    Not a risk i would want to take..
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    my trainer recommends a cattle prod --- like a taser with reach!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
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    I'm thinking my lab would do that same!! LMAO!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Songster

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    When dogs are in a certain zone or level of aggression they just dont react, especially for the breeds bred to tolerate a ton of pain, its going to take something more to bring them out of that mindset. On the other hand though its never a bad idea to carry mace around, works great on most dogs and it works even better on people, and it doesnt have as many bad tremors following it as say a concealed weapon for self defence.
     
  6. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I'd recommend regular old household amonia in a spray/squirt bottle. I've used it while riding my bike; it sorta 'takes their breath away' and doesn't do lasting damage. Pepper spray is likely to get you too if the wind is blowing the wrong way and it HURTS! If it is an attack from a dog that could do real damage to you, the last thing you want is to incopasitate yourself. Just my opinion, but I think amonia is a better choice.
     
  7. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

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    if you can afford it, i bought a cheap paintball gun, and the pepper spray paintballs that cops use for riot control(you can find them online) the paintball itself will scare the dog away, then once the dog gets home and loves up on its family they get the dose of pepperspray. took about 2 weeks for everyone in my old neighborhood to realize they needed to keep their dogs out of my yard.
     

  8. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    Dog Stop is actually a Citronella based spray, not a pepper spray. It has a 10 foot range, and comes out in a jet/stream. It is advised that you practice it's use, as I have done so that you know how to direct the spray. It is advised for use against low to medium agression. It is an excellent chioce for those who don't use a gun or for children on foot who may encounter agressive or menacing dogs. Employed early enough into a dog's agression it can unnerve a moderately agressive dog making him second guess his agression. They key is to nip that agression the second you see it starting, don't wait for the dog to be in a full charge.
     
  9. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    I've used a cattle prod in my neighborhood to deter loose aggressive dogs. I've heard bear spray is stronger and works better and reaches farther.
     
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  10. JFW

    JFW In the Brooder

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    Use the spray that is rated for bears, it will turn anything.
     

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