I have a dog on my commute that chases me down ~40 yds of yard - no fence. Hasn't left the yard yet.
Looks like a Pit Bull, but German Shepherd size. Brindle looking. I don't know what breed this is.
Owner says it never leaves yard, so just keep riding.
But I am sorry, I cannot leave myself helpless, riding 10 feet from the dog down the shoulder as it pursues me, fenceless, along the property edge.
So I am thinking of squirting water to train it to stay away from me.
I ride by almost every day, so she should get the message if it scares her.
Has it worked for you? Or just enraged the dog?
I am thinking air horn also.
I want to avoid pepper spray, because I don't want to have to tell the owner to get a vet for his dog that I just maced. I'd rather avoid that confrontation (broken glass on street from then on), and I couldn't leave the dog there harmed without feeling I had to tell the owner it needs medical attention.
Let me know what's worked best for you. Thanks.
I am also thinking of calling the county animal control, as you must have a leash on your dog, even in your own yard, in this county I believe I have read.