protecting myself while walking against agressive dogs
April 17, 2011 6:54 PM Subscribe
what can i use to protect myself from unleashed aggressive dogs on my walk to work?
posted by alcahofa to Pets & Animals (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
i walk to work through a an open area of public space where people walk their dogs off leash (no other way to walk to work, i am a mother of 2 with no other opportunity in my day for exercise)
i am starting to carry a ski pole. i am shopping for pepper spray, but not sure which of the various options are most effective with respect to concentration and delivery. I need to be able to respond quickly and hurt these dogs.
i had great danes growing up. i love dogs. but in my town there are some really agressive dogs who are not going to be stopped unless they are in pain. i need to be able to hurt these dogs to protect myself. (sorry dog lovers)
two dogs cornered my husband a couple of weeks ago. he held them off with a stick until the owner showed up. the owner put himself between the dogs and my husband and they went after the owner. if the owner had not shown up, my husband would have been in the hospital or dead.
we have talked to the owner, but these are not the only dogs like this out there.