This is a discussion on Walking Dog within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This weekend I had to walk pebbles ( 4 pound shitzu / pom mix ) off her regular scheduled time .
I usally walk her ...
Post By kelcarry
August 8th, 2011 03:33 PM
August 8th, 2011 03:42 PM
Dogs growling at each other usually isn't a big deal. Just keep the leashes short enough so they can't make physical contact and all will be well.
When my dogs get out of hand (they hate certain breeds and the little one hates little dogs) I make mine sit quietly. When they are calm, we move on. If another dog looks like it won't be controlled, I move my dogs out of the way. Granted, we have lawns and driveways for me to move onto should that be necessary around here.
The biggest thing you did wrong which requires more practice on your part is how you carried your dog. Practice grabbing items and holding them with your left hand so that you can still use your gun in an emergency. Once you do that enough, then you will do it reflexively. Problem solved.
August 8th, 2011 04:06 PM
We all do stupid things, but thats how we learn. You wont make that mistake again. Im glad everything worked out ok for you and pebbles.
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August 8th, 2011 04:43 PM
What exactly were you going to do with the 380 if a crazy dog goes bonkers on your dog and you find yourself in the middle of a fur fight? Do you think you would hit the crazy dog, or your dog, or the other people? Other threads/forums have addressed protecting your dog and many answers. IMO, a serrated knife is a more effective weapon when close in fur fighting is going on and real danger to you or your dog is possible; certain pepper sprays (ie bear spray) will also be effective and "clear the air".
August 8th, 2011 05:10 PM
EDC serrated knife right rear pocket
Originally Posted by kelcarry
August 8th, 2011 05:40 PM
As long as their dog was leashed and they had control I don't see a problem,some dogs get aggressive around other dogs,not just pitbull looking dogs.I can't pick my dog up,but I can damn sure put an attacking dog down
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August 9th, 2011 02:30 PM
It doesn't sound like there was really any problem. Their dog became aggressive but was under control.
I walk my two dogs every day. A giant female red doberman tipping the scales well over 100 pounds and an old geriatric rottweiler (who knows what else his parents were) mutt. If we are ever attacked while walking my plan has always been to first drop my dogs' leashes. I don't want to hinder their abilities to get away or deal with the attacking dog be it little or big. I also don't want the main dog fight right at my heels. I keep my dogs on short leashes so the last thing I want is this dog fight right on top of me. I would be prepared to kick at the other dog if necessary but never try to reach in with my hands to break up the scuffle. If the attack progressed to a point where my dogs or I are in real danger from the attacking dog, I am prepared to shoot it.
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August 9th, 2011 02:51 PM
Get yourself a container of Sabre Red Pepper spray. It's easy to keep in your hand & can go a long way toward dissuading a dog intent on attacking.
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