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Dog attack and confrontation with owner

Old 05-09-17, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
What Lazyass describes is entirely believable and I sprayed a dog which tried to bite me just last week. A friend was surrounded by six farm dogs just last fall, sprayed but still got bit by one and the owner came after my friend in his truck and pulled a gun.
Just like LA's story this underlines that the real problem is the owner. I'm not against killing a dog - or a person - in self-defense but in the dog's case it's particularly a shame because a dog has the IQ of a shoe and has no way of knowing what it's doing is a problem. It's the owner's responsibility to control their animals. Bubba truck previously mentioned obviously doesn't see why he needs to give a schite about anything but what he considers his domain. Did your friend ever pursue anything legally?
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Living in a rural area, I've always carried pepper spray that I buy at a bike shop. For years, I was reluctant to use it, but two situations caused me to change my mind, and I now use it anytime I can on a chasing dog. Why the change of attitude?
Twice I have had a dog run out towards me, from the other side of the road, crossing the lane of traffic. One was a large dog, that was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle. On another time, 3 smaller dogs ran towards me, and one was hit, but not killed (at least instantly). So I've made it my mission in life, to try and break dogs from chasing bicycles.
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Did you keep on riding after the dogs attacked or have you stopped and waited?
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