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Old 05-30-14, 08:03 PM   #51
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Go to a pet store and get citronella spray it is harmless and will stop the dog in his tracks. I have it when I walk. my dog.

many years ago when I was a young man I was chased down by a Newfoundland and gave up put the bike between me and him we then proceed to do a keystone cops routine running around the bike.

The dog got bored with this reared up on his hind legs and put his fore paws on to my shoulders... I thought I was done for he proceeded to lick my face until his owner call him back then he trotted away.
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Old 05-31-14, 08:57 AM   #52
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The dog got bored with this reared up on his hind legs and put his fore paws on to my shoulders... I thought I was done for he proceeded to lick my face until his owner call him back then he trotted away.
Sounds like every Newfie dog I knew.
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Old 05-31-14, 06:30 PM   #53
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Guy on the video over-reacts in my opinion. Those dogs weren't attacking in my opinion and he wouldn't have been killed. Rider just got scared.
My thoughts too, they are herding dogs, they were trying to herd him.
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Just out of curiosity, where does one purchase pepper spray? I can't remember ever seeing any in a store.

I ask because this thread reminds me of two rottweilers I passed the other day in my neighborhood and they about tore their owner's arms out of the sockets trying to get off their leashes and come after me. It might be nice to be prepared.

By the way, I still have the scar on my right elbow from when I wasabout 11 or 12 years old and I did just what everyone said - stop and put the bike between you and the dog. The dog jumped up and bit my arm and got one long tooth in. It was just a little cut, no worse than anything else a 12 year old would get into on a summer afternoon, but I've never forgotten that dogs can jump pretty high and fast.
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Just out of curiosity, where does one purchase pepper spray? I can't remember ever seeing any in a store.

I ask because this thread reminds me of two rottweilers I passed the other day in my neighborhood and they about tore their owner's arms out of the sockets trying to get off their leashes and come after me. It might be nice to be prepared.

By the way, I still have the scar on my right elbow from when I wasabout 11 or 12 years old and I did just what everyone said - stop and put the bike between you and the dog. The dog jumped up and bit my arm and got one long tooth in. It was just a little cut, no worse than anything else a 12 year old would get into on a summer afternoon, but I've never forgotten that dogs can jump pretty high and fast.
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Old 06-06-14, 01:34 AM   #57
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My commute is populated by dozens of stray dogs and in 99% of the cases, stopping and dismounting will halt any chase since the dog loses interest when there's nothing to chase.

My biggest fear is dogs running into the street between parked cars without warning. I've had that happen to me, and was lucky not to get knocked down. Another problem is people with dogs on extending chains, especially on MUP where they let the dogs roam with the leash totally extended posing a threat to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

BTW, I was in Cookeville a couple of weeks ago, gman214... really like it in TN!
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Just out of curiosity, where does one purchase pepper spray? I can't remember ever seeing any in a store.
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Don't pepper spray a dog please.

Stop, put the bike between you and the dog, and yell at it loudly if necessary. (even if it seems scary)
I'd prefer to never harm someone else's pet but if I consider a dog (or other animal) to present a genuine threat to my safety I'll do whatever seems right at the time to neutralise the threat. If you don't want your dog to face whatever that might be, given a heavy slug of adrenaline isn't always the best assistant to rational thinking, keep it under control. It's not difficult.
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My commute is populated by dozens of stray dogs and in 99% of the cases, stopping and dismounting will halt any chase since the dog loses interest when there's nothing to chase.

My biggest fear is dogs running into the street between parked cars without warning. I've had that happen to me, and was lucky not to get knocked down. Another problem is people with dogs on extending chains, especially on MUP where they let the dogs roam with the leash totally extended posing a threat to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

BTW, I was in Cookeville a couple of weeks ago, gman214... really like it in TN!
Cookeville is nice and scenic!!! Good folks there too!
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If the owner is standing right there and lets his dog chase you it might do more good to pepper spray the owner than the dog. Some people need/deserve stuff like this to happen to them to get a clue.
Just for good measure, pepper spray the owner and the dog!

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Don't pepper spray a dog please.

Stop, put the bike between you and the dog, and yell at it loudly if necessary. (even if it seems scary)
Don't pepper spray a dog? It attacks me, I'm gonna pepper spray the hell out of it. I'm not gonna yield to some stupid animal and inconvenience myself during my ride just because a dog wants to attack me. I may get off my bike and "shield" myself, but if it keeps coming, it's going down.

While I'd prefer not to encounter any animal or have my hand forced, I won't feel guilty about it in the least.

Most of the time, it's fairly clear to tell the "enthusiastic" dogs from the nasty ones, but not always, so I always have my guard up. I have no problem stopping and petting a dog who just runs up to "say hello," but all encounters aren't like that.
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Just out of curiosity, where does one purchase pepper spray? I can't remember ever seeing any in a store.

I ask because this thread reminds me of two rottweilers I passed the other day in my neighborhood and they about tore their owner's arms out of the sockets trying to get off their leashes and come after me. It might be nice to be prepared.

By the way, I still have the scar on my right elbow from when I wasabout 11 or 12 years old and I did just what everyone said - stop and put the bike between you and the dog. The dog jumped up and bit my arm and got one long tooth in. It was just a little cut, no worse than anything else a 12 year old would get into on a summer afternoon, but I've never forgotten that dogs can jump pretty high and fast.
Got mine as a *** shop...best place to get it as they will usually have several different types and can make recommendations.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:21 AM   #63
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Kicking and stomping a dog's head with my carbon fiber cycling shoes usually works well for me.
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I think this thread has run its course. Deleting the *** talk and closing.
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