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Old 07-09-18, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Those "modifications" we have done to them in that time frame have all had one common thread...to make an animal that is tacitly a predator with the abilities and nature of any predator into something that doesn't look at us as prey. With the exception of some feral dogs, all dogs have a human in their lives that they respond to as a pack leader.
This is where you get into trouble--some people breed and train dogs to be mean to other humans. There are bad human "pack leaders" who train their dogs to treat other people quite badly. These people are not uniformly distributed accross the country, but they do exist. Also, if you're riding in some rural areas, there's a reasonable possibility that that charging dog IS feral.

Like all other methods, your method works unless it doesn't. I've just never been in a situation where there would have been an upside to stopping, and so far riding like a bat out of hell has worked for me.
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