Defense Against Dog Attacks: Self-Defense Products for Dogs that are Immune to Pepper Spray
In the 10 plus years that we have been writing articles and doing business in self-defense products, customers contact me about a wide variety of topics and products. Nothing gets more attention or more questions than how to deal with dog attacks and dog bites. And it’s no wonder because over 5 million Americans every year are victims of dog attacks. And those are just the ones that we know about.
Over 1,000,000 of those people require hospitalization because of the severe dog bites. This has prompted self-defense products manufacturers to come up with ways for people to defend themselves in a nonlethal manner. A good defense against dog attacks is a valuable tool.
For many years a specially formulated dog pepper spray has been the staple of self-defense products for use against dog bites and is a primary defense against dog attacks. Mace brand was probably the first self-defense product manufacturer to come up with a dog defensive spray. It has been around for decades. And the United States Postal Service has been issuing specially formulated sprays to their letter carriers for over 15 years now as the first line of defense against dog attacks and dog bites.
For many breeds of dogs, a dog pepper spray is adequate and works really well. However, there are some breeds of dogs that seem to be impervious to the pain caused by pepper spray. They are the more aggressive breeds such as pit bulls, Dobermans and others that have a reputation for being particularly vicious. Somehow their pain tolerance level is much higher, making the use of pepper spray against them ineffective.
So then the question becomes: now what? If you have discovered that your regular spray is not effective against those breeds of dogs, here are a couple of things that you may want to consider doing.
We have successfully used a telescopic stun baton on dogs. It is a little bit riskier but it seems to work much better than a specially formulated dog pepper spray. The other option is to go to a stronger pepper spray. There is one brand that is commercially available for civilians that is the exact same kind used by law enforcement officers and billed as the strongest pepper spray in the world.
Whatever you do, you have to do something because of the incidence of dog attacks and dog bites, especially for people who love to walk, ride or jog outside in the great outdoors, is growing by leaps and bounds.
The Streetwise Telescoping Stun Baton is one million volts an extends to 21.25 inches at the touch of a button.
The Fox Labs Police Pepper Spray is the hottest pepper spray in the world, nearly three times stronger than most sprays.
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