Best Products to use In defense against dog attacks
There isn’t a day that goes by in the United States that at least one and usually more people are attacked by a dog or dogs. Dog attacks and dog bites are major problems in this country and are a leading cause of people being hospitalized for at least emergency room treatment.
As a matter of fact, on a daily basis over 300 people are admitted to hospitals for stitches and/or treatment for rabies. And believe it or not, that may be the easy part. The psychological effect on people who’ve been attacked by a dog or had a dog bite is substantial and quite frankly never seems to go away. Why do I say that?
Many years ago I got between two dogs that were family “pets.” They were having a fight very close to one of my small children. I intervened to protect my child. It cost me a trip to the emergency room and 80 stitches in my forearm. Not that I could have done anything to protect myself, but at that point in my life I was completely unaware of products that could help protect me for my own personal safety and personal security. To this day I cringe when I see a dog running up to me.
That is why I always carry a self-defense product with me that can protect against a dog attack or dog bite. For a few years, the telescopic stun baton was effective up to a point. When it was activated it extended out 2 feet with close to 2,000,000 volts of power. The only problem as I saw it was it had to be close to the dog to apply it-not a pleasant thought. The only time I ever had to use it I activated it and the crackling sound that it made with the sparks flying off the end was enough to scare the dog away. It sounded something like a rattlesnake.
Now I carry a pepper gun that has a range of 25 feet and enough 10% solution of debilitating spray in its refillable canisters to shoot seven shots of 25 feet each. That is enough spray to ward off multiple human attackers or in case you’re a bad shot with a dog, to give you a second chance at hitting a moving target.
One thing I’ve never been able to figure out is why you can get a license to carry a handgun to kill people but some cities and states have restrictions on pepper sprays-give me a break!
This Sabre Brand Dog Pepper Spray is a great defense against dog attacks too.
The Mace Pepper Gun is effective against dog attacks because it has a range of 25 feet.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, pepper spray works on dogs. There are specific dog pepper sprays on the market that are EPA approved and formulated just for use on dogs due to the difference between their eyes and human eyes. It is very effective against aggressive dogs yet humane, not causing any long-term or lasting damage.
Yes, tasers will work on a dog. They have been shown to stop dog fights and attacks without being fatal or causing long term damage to a dog's health. They can even be used as a deterrent due to the loud noise made by the taser upon firing.