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    The air horn will work fine, if the dog is in bluff mode. If he's in full fight mode, then neither the horn, the foot, nor the spray will stop him. Good luck hitting him while he shakes your dog at close range. This coming from someone who deals with dogs every day. Either talk to the neighbors or at least leave a written note with your number asking them to deal with it and contact you for confirmation, or call the local shelter/animal control and let them take it from there. Sounds more like them letting your "pup" know who's in charge, but the next time might not be a friendly warning.

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    Contact animal control AND your jurisdictional law enforcement.
    Establish a paper trail by filing a formal complaint with both.
    As my crystal ball ran out of batteries, I won't presume to divine any what-if's or this-will's, but I have been bitten and I have seen what dogs can do to livestock, and I have no wish to end up in the midst of a canine confrontation.
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    "Run for your life from the man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another-their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun."

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    This happened to me. several years back. I'd been deer hunting on the family property, and since it was nearly dark, and past legal shooting time, I walked back to where my pickup was parked. When I came up to my truck, there was a large Shepherd mix at the truck. When I approached he went into attack mode. (tail down, head down and snarling at me). He moved slowly towards me. I was carrying my deer rifle, a REM model 760 pump in 30-06 cal. I didn't want to shoot someone's dog, but I didn't want to get bitten either. However, the dog was between me and my truck. Finally, I fired one round into the ground right in front of the dog's nose. The muzzle blast, at that range was, enough to discourage that dog, and he took off for parts unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticredneck View Post
    This happened to me. several years back. I'd been deer hunting on the family property, and since it was nearly dark, and past legal shooting time, I walked back to where my pickup was parked. When I came up to my truck, there was a large Shepherd mix at the truck. When I approached he went into attack mode. (tail down, head down and snarling at me). He moved slowly towards me. I was carrying my deer rifle, a REM model 760 pump in 30-06 cal. I didn't want to shoot someone's dog, but I didn't want to get bitten either. However, the dog was between me and my truck. Finally, I fired one round into the ground right in front of the dog's nose. The muzzle blast, at that range was, enough to discourage that dog, and he took off for parts unknown.
    In Michigan the law requires you to have your dog under your immediate control at all times, and unless you were on private land, and knew who the dog belonged to I would have dropped it on the spot, then it could not go off and attack someone else without a gun.
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    Any threatening dog not on a leash or not tethered that is running at you and your properly leashed pet while you are out for a walk....OC spray it.

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    I don't know about elsewhere, but in Tennessee a shooting is a shooting. Cops are going to come. They are most likely going to take your weapon. Even if proven right, you will probably never see that weapon again, evidence stays evidence until the second coming. If it goes out of evidence it gets scrapped. Had a neighbor shoot dog on his own property. Cops took shotgun for evidence, a good shotgun $700+, and it hasn't been back in four years. He should have borrowed my H&R Topper ($100+)! I love my S&Ws too much to throw them away just to show I can shoot a dog. Again it doesn't matter that you were right, gun is gone! Call animal Control it is in their line of work and they know what to do. Besides, in this part of TN dogs are a sensitive issue. IF you had a cute little dog and the other guy had a big hunting dog you would automatically be wrong. I think you would probably be in more trouble for shooting somebody's dog around here than you would for shooting their kids!
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    Hell... a very loud air horn will scare and surprise even a big dog.

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    I have the softest heart in town for pets. However, strays, feral, uncontrolled, or wild animals are pests to me. Heck, even the wild turkeys have an agreement with my dogs, they all pretend not to see each other when we walk. The problem is that my big dog will run away, and my medium one will run towards. I always walk the dogs with a .357, and will drop the leash and smoke any aggressive dog that runs for me.

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    Welcome to The Great Common Weath of VA

    VA is a very screwed up state an in particular Fairfax County is a joke. I called the Fairfax county police and asked them if it was legal to pepper spray a dog if it was attacking and they responded unless you feel that your life is endangered or you or great bodily injury you cannot pepper spray a dog. The morons that run Fairfax county would rather a dog bite you than heaven forbid the poor pit bull be pepper sprayed, In contrast in Maryland if a dog is attacking you can put a bullet in it no problem, I was told this by Montgomery county MD police. Oh and by the way the Fairfax county police will not investigate reports of vicious dogs that are not on a lease. I was told this by the Fairfax county police. They said this was the policy because they were to busy to handle vicious dog reports. I guess they are to busy protecting the seven elevens and Duncan donuts.

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    Tennessee sounds like a great place to live. LOL Luckily I have never had the misfortune spend anytime there.

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    If its where you live either talk to owner or let police handle it before you walk the dog there again. Fix the problem before it escalates. If its not where you live, don't walk your dog there and forget about it. Beats any legal hassles imo. If you are walking your dog and are attacked kill the blankin thing quickly if at risk of serious bodily harm...OK maybe bear spray might be better...

    When I was a kid my brother was grouse hunting and came on a rottweiler that had a deer down. It was eating its hind quarter , deer alive and bawling. It saw my brother and went into attack mode. He killed it with one rd from a 12 ga single shot...luckily. It was a neighbor( jerk lawyer) who also owned a doberman who knocked me off my bike(I was 12) and bit the heck outta my azz. He released it and gave it a command as he did! He stood there while it bit me and it stopped immediately on his next command. He let it chew on me for several seconds. I hear that dog died from some kid who was woodchuck hunting after that...Jerks own dogs and dogs are like there owners most often than not..
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    There is another factor that I'm sure you've considered. A one year old red bone is going to 40-50 pounds I'd bet. Whether it retreats in panic or becomes aggressive, you've got another physical force to deal with that's attached to you with a leash loop around your wrist. Whatever you decide to do, plan it and execute it before all hell breaks loose. Once it becomes close quarters, you've waited too long.
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    The dogs in question are all too old to run at anyone now.
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    Pepper spray from UDAP or Counter Assault. Problem solved. After a couple contacts they will run and hide when they see or smell you. And the best part is that they take home the pepper spray to daddy.
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