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is there a light that will stop a atacking dog?

this jerk on my walk lets his dog run lose. it almost bit me so many times. only thing that stops it is i yell and stand my ground but he is geting braver i cant run since its right near a huge higway

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Maybe a 6D Maglight? Makes a great club…

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Get some bear spray.

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im not realy sure if i can use force im kind of confuused if i can walk there. most people tell me the city owns the property but some say the home owner owns it

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I’d check the county property maps to make sure I wasn’t on the dog owner’s land. If not, you could talk to the owner about where you walk; get introduced to the dog: otherwise carry a pepper spray, air horn, and an extendable baton to feel more comfortable.

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True, the jerks of the world aren’t supposed to let their dogs roam free, especially if they have a penchant for attacking and biting. Still, I watched enough “People Court” to know that if you’re in fact trespassing on someone’s property it can very well be considered your fault. So… best to find out for sure whose property it is.

Even so, if it’s his property that you’re passing (having a walkway implies that), he still can’t let his dog chase you on public property and bite you.

In the meantime, I was going to suggest a 7D Maglite, but a 6D should still work fine. Hold it by the head and hit with the tail, so it doesn’t go flying out of your hand.

Shame that a dog might have to get whomped when it’s the owner who deserves it instead.

Btw, did you ever talk to the jerk? Maybe he’s just clueless. Approach nicely, stay nice even if he’s an asshat, just suggest that you’d hate to have to call animal control and later sue him for medical bills if you ever got bit. Even be almost apologetic about it.

But if he insists that you’re the one trespassing and he doesn’t have to do anything about the dog, let it go, but take heed and as above, find out for sure whose property it is. It’d really suck if you’re sure you’re in the right but later get proven to be wrong, y’know?

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A really powerful laser . To cut him in half with.

 maybe one of those stun gun taser  flashlights they used to sell ?

 Hmm ... How about an air horn ? Like people use at the football games ?

mace or pepper spray ?

A sexy lady dog ?

A ski pole walking stick ?

A 410 ?

How about a nice new tennis ball ?? when he shows up ..Play a little fetch with him in traffic .

get a stick and beat the.... owner .

Squirt gun ?

Get a bigger dog .

Start letting your dog do his business in his front yard .

Lighter and a can of starting fluid .

Steal the dog ...train it to be a good dog and return it . 3 packs of lady fingers,a roman candle, 2 bottle rockets and an M-80.

 a half slab of ribs .

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Any flashlight mounted on a 12 gauge along with the muzzle flash when you fire it.

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sadly the only other place is to walk in the street this city hates those who walk.

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A friend who walks with us every morning has this thing (I don’t know how it’s officially called) that looks and has the size of a single 18650 light.

This thing has two electrodes on one end that emits a high-voltage arc when switched on.

Designed to temporarily ‘electrocute’ an attacker, when switched on it emits a crackling noise that makes dogs scamper away, with tail between their rear legs, run away like crazy when they hear this crackling noise. Unfortunately it didn’t last long I cannot confirm it again for this thread.

However, during those times that it worked we always had a nice, hearty laugh everytime our walk-mate used it on stray dogs that sometimes threaten us with growls.

What makes dogs react to it like crazy and so fearful to the crackling sound, I don’t know.

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monkeyman77 wrote:
sadly the only other place is to walk in the street

Interesting choice of words. I shall pass on that statement.

Myself, if talking to the owner doesn’t get some resolve. Take it to the proper authorities. A friendly call to the police department should put you in contact with someone who can explain city or county ordinances pertaining to where you can walk and where you can’t. It can also give you the info you need on animals at large. I’m sure it varies widely from state to state and municipality to municipality. I know in my state your animal has to be controlled or confined in a way as not to bite or attack someone walking on public sidewalks or streets. Here a sidewalk is a public through fair with a easement granted to the city, county, or whoever maintains it. It is for public use and other peoples animal can’t interfere with that. Doesn’t matter if he thinks it’s his property, it just isn’t.

After all that info is gathered your next question should be what can you carry or do legally to protect yourself from the animal on public land.

When that is said and done the city cannot deny you access to walk where it is legal to do so, including public roads that aren’t deemed state highways. Or some half wit council member who happened to write a ordinance that bans it.

So I guess it all depends on how willing and how far you want to go to enjoy your walks. Personally, I would skip the flashlight part. Dogs can bite and kill. Don’t shine flashy objects at something trying to do you real harm.

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toddcshoe wrote:
monkeyman77 wrote:
sadly the only other place is to walk in the street and these rednecks think we dont belong there. this city hates those who walk.

Interesting choice of words. I shall pass on that statement.

Myself, if talking to the owner doesn’t get some resolve. Take it to the proper authorities. A friendly call to the police department should put you in contact with someone who can explain city or county ordinances pertaining to where you can walk and where you can’t. It can also give you the info you need on animals at large. I’m sure it varies widely from state to state and municipality to municipality. I know in my state your animal has to be controlled or confined in a way as not to bite or attack someone walking on public sidewalks or streets. Here a sidewalk is a public through fair with a easement granted to the city, county, or whoever maintains it. It is for public use and other peoples animal can’t interfere with that. Doesn’t matter if he thinks it’s his property, it just isn’t.

After all that info is gathered your next question should be what can you carry or do legally to protect yourself from the animal on public land.

When that is said and done the city cannot deny you access to walk where it is legal to do so, including public roads that aren’t deemed state highways. Or some half wit council member who happened to write a ordinance that bans it.

So I guess it all depends on how willing and how far you want to go to enjoy your walks. Personally, I would skip the flashlight part. Dogs can bite and kill. Don’t shine flashy objects at something trying to do you real harm.


ill edit it . im just frustrated with some of the citizens in this town
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Dogs run away because they instinctively know that trustfire batteries used in these type of flashlights could go off at anytime .

 

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monkeyman77 wrote:
ill edit it . im just frustrated with some of the citizens in this town

I completely understand. I’m sure it is a pain in the you know what.

Hope you can resolve it without too much trouble. It’s a shame sometimes how one inconsiderate person or dog I guess, can ruin an entirely enjoyable walk. Smile

Happy walks my friend.

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Boaz wrote:

Dogs run away because they instinctively know that trustfire batteries used in these type of flashlights could go off at anytime .


 

Hey!! Don’t trash my Trustfires. Big Smile I have some that work pretty good. Black with flames on them I think. Capacity is right on. Seem as bright as any others. No real official way of measuring that though.

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In 2010, shortly after signing up for BLF, my neighbor's pit bull got into our yard and fatally wounded my mom's dog, Garth, a German Shepherd.

(Garth did not die from his injuries immediately.)

The pit bull was in our front yard, and my mom and Garth were in the back porch.

There was no barrier to keep the pit bull from further injuring Garth, or attacking my mom.

So I stood in the side yard with a flashlight, the Lumapower MRV SE.

I shined the light at the pit bull as it ran around in circles and Animal Control tried to capture the pit bull.

Every time the pit bull got close to me, it turned away because of the light.

If it weren't for the flashlight, that pit bull would have gone from the front yard, to the side yard, to the back yard, to the back porch, and caused more injuries.

 

The Lumapower MRV SE isn't anything special in 2019, and the pit bull was friends with me, so maybe any throwy flashlight might help.

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scary stuff racoon i have a very bad feeling the dog im haveing issues will chase some one into the road this is a super very busy 5 lane highway. the wierd thing it looks like a labadar. and most dogs love me

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I’ve had a couple of close encounters with stray dogs, including Rottweilers. A turbo or strobe from my FF E07 and Q8 always worked… They hate bright light.

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Go to a feed/fodder store. Most carry ranges of catle prods.
Buy one.

It’ll only go you once guaranteed.
It knocks them back a coupla metres and they yelp forever.

We used to have problems with dogs when horse riding yrs ago. Every bloody gate coupla yappers came out and spooked the horses.

I took my pig dog on one ride. but he killed one and damaged several others that came out and met him.
So we borrowed a long prod from Cattle mate. Carry in rifle boot on saddle.
Dog comes. zap. dog goes. Simple.

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i would not think so.

fl;ashing strobe is your best bet

or one of those stun gun/shocker lights
they are usually terrible flashlights though

they have the shocker contacts around the bezel, or maybe on some protruding spikes

and they require your hand to be in biting range to apply
also the dog isn;t going to be still and let you just touch him with a weird looking thingy
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they might work better on people Smile

though still you are in knife/fist range to apply them

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Do these ultrasonic contraptions work?

https://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Repellent-Ultrasonic-Infrared-Deterrent/...

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If you live within the city limits for Atlanta, Fulton County Animal Services officers enforce the laws relating to dogs. One of them is you are not allowed to let your dog run free if the dog is off your property. In most states, the sidewalk is considered to be PUBLIC property, not part of the owner’s lot. Here is the website for Animal Services. Contact them about the dog being loose and able to leave the owner’s property and harass you.

http://www.fultonanimalservices.com/field-enforcment
_“Please call 404-613-0358 to request field service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to request the following assistance:
loose animals”_

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as another ‘atlanta’ resident – one problem is that there are several city/county jurisdictions, you may think you are in doraville but it’s tucker, or some non-city part of a county.

or worse ‘atlanta in dekalb county’ – a bifurcated region where nothing works Smile

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Bring him a steak. And consider throwing it on the busy road.

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You’re probably not too far from me.
Can you tell me what path you’re taking that has this problem? (PM is good)

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Seriously though, the steak is a great idea. If he wanted to do you harm, he would have already. So just feed him (raw) steak and he will like you.

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Or you can carry a walking stick and put a couple of rocks in your pocket. That has worked since the cave man, (if they had pockets), LOL.

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Ankle-weights and sap gloves, for the total workout.

 

I still gotta put more blame on the owner, though. The dog’s just doing what comes naturally, and is being the target/object of “retaliation” when it’s the asstard’s fault to begin with.

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In GA, if you have a carry permit and can articulate a legitimate fear of death or serious bodily injury, it’s legal to use potentially lethal means of self defense – ie: shoot the aggressive dog. If possible, have documented calls into the police and animal control to show you were exploring non-violent ways to resolving the problem.

Someone looking for away to stop a potential / perceived attack with a light, well, this might not be an answer they’re comfortable with. Less Lethal or Less Than Lethal answers exist too, but each has details that need to be looked into. Walking around with a ball bat could be considered to be looking for trouble, but a solid walking stick or cane works nicely. I’m not aware of any GA laws about carrying some serious pepper / CS spray. You’ve got to be careful though, as air currents can bring it right back to your face.

If you want to stick to lighting, you can take an Anduril light, like an FW3, SP36, EC01, etc, and set the mode to Police Strobe. (click, click, click&hold — double click to cycle modes till you get to the Police Strobe), then click to turn the light off. From there, a Click, Click, Click&Hold should take you right to Police Strobe. This may be a little different in older versions of Anduril, so please test it before using.

NOTE – this method will not work from lockout, but if you’re expecting an attack, I doubt the light will be in your pocket in lockout mode.

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