Originally Posted by A1Malinois
Then why would the police tell me its illegal no matter what form its in?
I thought that if you bought it from some company that makes sure it's packaged as 'specifically for attacking dogs or bears' you would be okay. But, after a google search, it does seem like it's illegal. I thought I read that it was allowed. Does anyone know about this alleged P.C.P Act No. 23548 and whether it's legitimate or not? Black Max DOG Pepper Repellent Spray for protection Dog Attack - Sarnia Buy & Sell Goods - Kijiji Sarnia Canada.
I bought Black Max dog pepper spray some years ago after my Pom was attacked. So, I was carrying around something illegal without knowing it? It's absurd.
Originally Posted by Krys!
pepper spray is illegal in ontario. i know that you can carry bear spray and wasp spray that will deter a dog but again it holds the same risks to as pepper spray, ex: accidently spray/injure your own dog.
Do they go blind for good? I will say it again. Unless there is permanent damage, then why wouldn't you want to protect your dog from some attacking dog off a leash? I read of this GR in the thread getting attacked, having puncture wounds and needing stitches. The dog might have some emotional damage, also. It might bark at other dogs and act in a way it wouldn't have before when it encounters other dogs. It's a defence mechanism but the change never should have happened.
As long as the dog is okay after the pepper spray is in its face and eyes, I think it's an acceptable deterrent. Do you know of a better one? I wish we could spray the owner but the laws are ridiculous. I guess they're not going to allow someone to protect their person. Why would they allow someone to protect their pet? Geez...
Originally Posted by Karen519
I would do everything to avoid this person. I would walk in a different direction, I would not go past her house. My main concern would be
for my dog, and I would not give her any excuse/reason to make things difficult for my dog.
Where Ken and I live there is a German Shepherd that looks very threatening and his owners don't look like they have much control over him at all. He's growled at Ken, I, Tucker, Tonka, and they've really had to hold unto him. We know pretty much what their schedule is and we make sure that we don't walk our dogs at that time.
P.S. I am not saying anything against the German Shepherd breed. Our next door neighbors have a GSD who is just wonderful and friendly!
A GSD attacked my Pom some years ago. I think that breed has been among the most abused and neglected in terms of breeding. There's so many mixes and stupid, careless owners that have ruined the personality of these dogs. I thought GR and the mixing of poodles and other breeds was pretty bad. But, I think it's hard to find a genuine GSD with working lines or that is purebred with owners that have a clue on how to look after this breed.