My Grandson came over the other day and we were going for a walk around a lake that is close to my house. We got my dog Taylor on the leash and set out. No sooner had we gotten to the lake when a big, stray dog found us. Now I believe he belonged to someone because he had a collar on and some sort of a rope that looked broken – I assumed the dog had been tied up and gotten away. Well, this presented a problem because my Grandson, Alex is 5 and my dog weighs about 9 pounds.
Lucky for us this big dog (with bloody ears) was friendly. He wanted to play with Taylor but outweighed her about 90 pounds. He followed us more than half way around the lake and we finally able to lose him. This could have turned out so much worse. He could have been a threat to Alex, Taylor or me. This is why it’s always a good idea to carry some sort of protection while out walking your pet. I don’t believe in hurting in animals – but I don’t want one attacking any human or animal!!
- Pepper Spray or Canine Spray – The use of spray is humane and will not cause permanent damage. A few squirts will enable you to get away from the situation.
- Electronic Dog Repeller: The Ultrasonic dog repeller has two different ways to repel a dog. The discomforting but not harmful high frequency sound (20,000Hz-25,000Hz), audible to dogs but not to humans. And, the second is a super bright LED flashing strobe that temporarily blinds and confuses the dog.
- Stun Gun: The electrical sound is usually enough to scare any animal away. My dog usually makes a beeline under the bed at the sound of this. In case of attack the stun gun could be used on the animal.
Hopefully, the need for any of these items won’t be needed but it’s better to have some sort of protection while out walking your pet. Pepper Spray, Canine Repellent, an Electronic Dog Repeller or a stun gun are all great forms of protection from unwanted dogs.