Since dogs cant shoot back and only have one weapon why not learn to fight a dog man to man err man to dog...
I was a victim of an attempted bite by a really freaking big rottie. I just swung and knocked the dogs lights clean out. He got a nip in but noting a little alcohol didn't clean up. I bit harder. He woke up with me staring at him and ran off whimpering. Ever since that dog seen me he always runs in fear when I jog by his house.
I go running every day for workout and pass this dog and his house. I also carry a .380 while running since its light weight and strong enough to stop a dog.
People can sue you for anything under the sun and that is actually a good thing. It is what makes a free society free, let them take that right away through some stupid tort reform and we are that much less free.
2A RELATED: I would also bet that shooting a dog that can easily injure you and you prove no physical prowess or ability to fend off the attack with your bare knuckles then it probably will be deemed self defense and then you could counter sue for the money involved and criminally sue the owners for having a large dangerous dog off leash or not contained.
Getting sued is not a BAD thing unless you lose.... so always win. Ive been sued and taken to court. Ive won and then sued right back and made a profit. Its a good way to make money if you are innocent of the person suing.