Topic: Dog Attack. What Would You Do?  (Read 3718 times)

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Offline lazeebum

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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2015, 05:34:35 AM »
Not the dog, the owner. One of the dogs that bit me broke skin. I went to the doctor after finding out that it didn't have his shots. The only satisfaction was that the irresponsible owner had to pay for the dog to be put up for two weeks.

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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2015, 04:23:24 PM »
If there is no law to enforce and were talking a bite, then add a few holes to them. I think its a community service, children die every day from dog attacks. So, I have no issue with the elimination of aggressive dogs running loose.

Calhoun at least has a leash law, and they enforce it. I had a hostile mentally unstable trouble maker neighbor call a complaint in on me, was not my dog of course, but a stray hanging around the house. The police said it was my problem. Picked up the dog and took it to the pound, it was a nice dog, maybe someone adopted it.

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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2015, 05:43:20 PM »
I don't mind the ones that chase along and keep out of my space, heck I find myself checking how fast they are running.

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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2015, 07:44:43 PM »
There is one that used to chase me on my way into work. this was for 2 or 3 years now. Got a bike it started chasing the bike well after about a week of having to punch it to avoid him. I got held up by a large truck and a heel to the head was enough that I haven't seen him chasing anything for about 6 months now. Not that he ever had tried to bite but that time he was much closer  than the previous times. I hate people who commit animal cruelty however if the dog is big enough to have an effect on me and the bike then defensive things will be done.

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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2015, 09:12:28 PM »
Get a can of wasp/ hornet spray the next time you go that way. It is accurate to about twenty feet and he will run from you instead of towards you the next time he hears you coming.
If it don't scare you, you ain't doing it right.

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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2015, 09:14:24 PM »
Get a can of wasp/ hornet spray the next time you go that way. It is accurate to about twenty feet and he will run from you instead of towards you the next time he hears you coming.


As you spray the dog in the face, you must say aloud, in your best Sean Connery accent, "There can be only one."

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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2015, 12:01:29 PM »
I actually had something similar happen to me the other day. Riding on narrow back roads means that we are riding through places where the dog and it's owners think we are trespassing.  I had two big dogs stand in the middle of a road and start acting aggressive, bared teeth, and hackles up. I pointed the bike at them and gassed it.  The larger one decided to let it go, the other one chased me for a bit. I think if I had stopped for the dogs, they would have bit me.

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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2016, 09:02:29 PM »
I have been known to use a water gun with Ammonia . Will make dogs stop and roll there head in the road or dirt .

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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2016, 01:34:32 PM »
If it's a slow road like that and a dog approaches me in an aggressive manner, I stop and stare it down along with a verbal challenge to put up or shut up. I've had dog owners sit on their porch and look at me without even bothering to call their dog off. Fine; if it tries to bite me they get to watch me shoot it. I'm on a public road. It is a crime to allow your dog to attack someone in a public area, and it is legal to protect yourself from attack.

I have no idea if my German shepherd would chase a motorcycle, because he doesn't get the opportunity. Anyone who allows their dog to attack passersby do not have any sympathy from me.

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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2016, 03:55:42 PM »
I've had a couple of dogs a few miles from the house that I've been having issues with running in front of me. They never try to bite, but do run in front of me...which would cause a crash if I ran over them. I've been documenting each instance for the last few months and delivered a copy of the State Code and JeffCo's leash law to the homeowner.

I advised them next time it happens I'll be coming back with Animal Control for the dogs and handcuffs for them...which might be embarrassing for them since there's a marked patrol car in their driveway.

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2016, 05:42:00 PM »
In Lauderdale county there is not a leash law. So an irresponsible dog owner faces no repercussions.  I do not stop for dogs, if anything I downshift and throttle up. Most just want to chase you, I have petted a dog, and had the same dog get up and chase me as soon as I start up.