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Old 04-12-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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owners who leave big dogs lose and you are walking your smaller dog, what are the best ways to protect them? maybe they should come out with a product one can buy at a pet store like to spray their eyes or something
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: US
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....have you heard of pepper spray?
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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There is a citronella spray you can buy at many pet stores if I remember it is called Direct stop.

There is also now the can that makes a hissing noise like a snake that is supposed to stop a dog from what ever it is doing. But I do not know the name of that product.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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There is a citronella spray you can buy at many pet stores if I remember it is called Direct stop.

There is also now the can that makes a hissing noise like a snake that is supposed to stop a dog from what ever it is doing. But I do not know the name of that product.
I don't know about that specific product.....but I do know that the sound a stun gun makes always scared my dogs and cats......no need to actually use it......just press the trigger for the crackling sound it makes.

{No, I was not planning on using it on my pets, I just bought one for protection years ago and when I tried it out.....the noise it made scared them all. }
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:11 AM
 
Location: SC
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I would probably use a stun gun. Too much chance of a spray blowing back onto me or my dog.

Only problem is that a stun gun would only encourage certain breeds or mixes to attack harder - such as a Pit with a lot of tenacity.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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First suggestion is to be using a leash no longer than 6 foot so you have control of your little one. Nothing worse than being on one of those retractable leads and you not being able to get to the little one before the larger one can cause damage.

Also getting into your command mode helps. More than once I was able to say "NO, GO HOME" and they would often turn tail. Once fear enters the scene, you have a lesser chance.

Sadly the only thing that is 100% full proof is people being responsible (keeping their pets contained), however there are days I feel world peace would be easier
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I had my baby and dog out once (my dog is not little, but I don't want my medium/big dog getting in a fight, either) and someone's big dog was running loose (ahole owner just stood there ignoring the whole scene and kept loading his truck in the driveway)...I stood in front of my baby and my dog, spread my feet apart in a strong stance, and said, "GO HOME!" in a deep, commanding voice. That dog turned right around and went back up the driveway. The guy must have heard, because he called the dog over and put him in the truck.

This is not a common occurrence here, but if it was, I'd a. report them and b. carry a stun baton.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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1: small dog walk on harness, this way if ou need to suddenly hoist your little dog UP and off the ground you can do so without having to get your face at oncomming dogs level!

2: a walking stick.
pepper spray, "halt" (a product specifially for stopping dogs) ect are GREAT< assuming the situation is controled, theres no wind ect..unfortunatly in the majority of cases howeve ryour frightend theres chaos and even a stiff breeze can mean pepper spray in your eyes, your dogs eyes and everywhere other than whereyouneed it same goes for citionella.
a stun gun can work...but a walking stick means youve got something long enough and large enough that you ca use form a relitivly safe distance if nessicary.

3: STAND TALL, most dog agressive dogs are not human agressive, make ourself large powerfull and intimidating by having good posture and say loud and firm NO or BACK OFF... even stomp the foot in the direction fo the dog keep moving confidently...its usually enough to throw off the agressor (assuming only dog agressive and not human agressive) using a weapon should be a last resort.

4: CALL ANIMAL CONTROL! there are leash law for a reason doesnt matter if your dog is the sweetest little thing in the universe...make a report that theres a loose dog and it tried to attack YOU and your dog. (there more likely to react for a dog thats potentially human agressive.)
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Most of the people I see walking in my neighborhood carry a stick or a baseball bat. The cyclists carry pepper spray.

There are packs of strays that live in the fields around here.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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First suggestion is to be using a leash no longer than 6 foot so you have control of your little one. Nothing worse than being on one of those retractable leads and you not being able to get to the little one before the larger one can cause damage.

Also getting into your command mode helps. More than once I was able to say "NO, GO HOME" and they would often turn tail. Once fear enters the scene, you have a lesser chance.

Sadly the only thing that is 100% full proof is people being responsible (keeping their pets contained), however there are days I feel world peace would be easier

" No, Go Home, " hahahaha, like it's actually going to listen
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