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Old 11-11-05, 05:13 PM   #1
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I've been thinking of buying one for some dogs that chase me on a regular basis, but I wanted to see if anyone else has used one and if it's worth the money. I use pepper spray alot, but it has a limited range, doesn't work very good on some of the meaner dogs that chase me, and it is a hassle to use on night rides.

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Old 11-11-05, 05:26 PM   #2
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There's a thorough discussion over at crazyguyonabike of this topic.

I am a believer in the "Alpha Dog" method.
About 99% of all dogs are "all bark" and as soon as you pass by their yard they lose interest.
It's the other 1% that you have to worry about - even though their owners say things like,
"Oh - - he won't bite." That is if the owner is anywhere to be seen.

What this requires is a super-tough attitude. If you have doubts - get the doggy spray.
You jump off your bike towards the dog - not away.
You bellow in your loudest, meanest voice -
"I'm gonna kick you face in so deep you'll be barking out your - - - - !!!"
And you keep heading TOWARDS the dog - preferably with air pump or something else raised.

If you keep at it - the dog will ALWAYS drop his ears.
Once he does this you have to continue. Still forceful.
"Now GET BACK in your yard!!!"
When you turn around to go back to your bike, they will usually try again.
But a quick spin on your heels and another bellow will reproduce the servile position immediately.

I have been charged by some nasty-assed dogs and it always works.

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Old 11-12-05, 12:12 AM   #3
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I have always found that a simple squirt with the water bottle is a good way to stop most dogs.
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I met a guy from England who had one of these. I saw him use it and it worked. I find that just talking to dogs makes them chill out once they know you're a person not a machine.
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I met a guy from England who had one of these. I saw him use it and it worked. I find that just talking to dogs makes them chill out once they know you're a person not a machine.
I just back from Wales and England and I found the dogs to be remarkably well-behaved and socialized. I wish I could say the same about Canadian dogs. I still carry pepper spray in Canada, but the last time this was a topic a member suggested the aggressive shouting system and I have found that to work very well. Since then I've only even picked the spray up from the handlebar bag once and even then I didn't need it.
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