Join Date: May 2008
Location: Star City, NE
Bikes: 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "The Truckerino"
I'm really interested in this as well. I just learned about sonic dog repellent recently, and *if* it is something that can keep the friendly, curious, but tire-chaser dogs away, then I'd be all for owning one. In that case, I don't want to injure the dog by spraying pepper-spray, and I certainly don't want to run over the animal, and furthermore, I don't want to get hurt by having to avoid the dog with ultra-tight maneuvering.
There are maybe 2 aggressive dogs on my usual country routes. If something like this would be a deterrent, that would be a bonus. As it is now, I have some pepper spray as a backup (haven't needed it yet), but I do need to dismount the bike and use the bike as a shield until the owner comes out to reclaim the animal, or until small game re-directs its attention.
Edit: would a dog whistle be something that's useful to keep away the playful, but nuisance dogs? I've never had a dog so I don't really know how they work.