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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 07:13 PM
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I agree with the above replies and also I would not walk my dog on a busy street where if she did get away, it would be highly likely she could be hit by a car. We walk in residential neighborhoods with low traffic.
Even if you live in a high traffic area, I'd drive somewhere safe to walk my dog. So sorry this happened.


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Carrying a bat or something similar could also be helpful in that type of situation. It sucks, but if dogs are typically roaming free in your area, it could save your dog's life.
I think that a bat could put me in jail instead of protecting my dog . Luckily this isn't a typical situation, but it is typical to found dogs roaming free that where accoustomed to do it. I think what are really dangerous are those dogs that don't usually relate with other dogs and owners allow them to relieve themselves for 10 to 15 min on the area around their houses.

Thanks for the advice.
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I think that a bat could put me in jail instead of protecting my dog . Luckily this isn't a typical situation, but it is typical to found dogs roaming free that where accoustomed to do it. I think what are really dangerous are those dogs that don't usually relate with other dogs and owners allow them to relieve themselves for 10 to 15 min on the area around their houses.

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If you're walking around with a bat, be prepared to be talked to by the police and explain yourself.
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I had two pit bulls bum rush me and the girls one day when we were walking. They were on us so fast I wouldn't have had time for spray. They wrapped their leashes around my legs trying to get away from the other dogs. Turns out they were not aggressive but I didn't know that at first and the way Karma has been acting lately she would have become aggressive then who knows what would happen. We discussed this before and I decided what I would carry with me because the chance of them being there before you can react is better than seeing them coming if you are watching your dog(s). I know some will condemn me for this but I have a switch blade knife in my hand all the time while we are walking. I would never want to hurt another dog but if it came to my girls or them...that's all I'm saying. You have to protect yourself as well.
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First off get a collar that the dog can't slip out of. If it were me, I'd step in front of my dog and use whatever as a block - stick, handful of gravel, whatever's around. If needed step into someone's yard through a gate... if nothing else, hold the leash close to your dog and then use the other end of the leash to flick at the other dog (twirl it around if you can) to get it through to them to get back.

Banging a stick or garbage can lid against something to make noise usually works pretty well, but the leash has worked for me once.

In general almost every approaching dog will back off if you take an offensive stand to them, and using your body as a block at the same time speaks to both dogs - I'm not going to allow you to attack MY dog!

Sadly this happens here too often, neighbor's dogs will go on the 'attack' if they're out and there's no back fence. So if I'm walking my guys they'll come flying out of the yard...

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I had two pit bulls bum rush me and the girls one day when we were walking. They were on us so fast I wouldn't have had time for spray. They wrapped their leashes around my legs trying to get away from the other dogs. Turns out they were not aggressive but I didn't know that at first and the way Karma has been acting lately she would have become aggressive then who knows what would happen. We discussed this before and I decided what I would carry with me because the chance of them being there before you can react is better than seeing them coming if you are watching your dog(s). I know some will condemn me for this but I have a switch blade knife in my hand all the time while we are walking. I would never want to hurt another dog but if it came to my girls or them...that's all I'm saying. You have to protect yourself as well.
Read my post above yours...
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I had a giant lab (Im talking 110lbs-ish) rush me and Sam one day when he was about 3 months old. Being the friendly puppy he is he wants to go up and lick its face, I pulled him back got out my CRKT My Tighe (3 1/2" high grade stainless blade) I thought it was gonna get ugly because it was growling with the hair on its neck standing up. But I slowly kept walking and it ended up running off. I hope to never be in that situation again.
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