Wife deployed OC spray this morning

Wife deployed OC spray this morning

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    Wife deployed OC spray this morning

    My wife was out walking this morning with our dog. She was on one of the routes she frequents when a dog crossed the street, barred teeth, and repeatedly circled her and our dog, closing the circle as it drew nearer.

    She yelled repeatedly at the dog to stop without success. She deployed her OC and sprayed the dog. The dog ran back to its yard. She and our dog made their way home.

    She was visibily shaken when she got home, quite upset actually. I know it took a lot for her to spray another dog because she loves animals so much. She truely felt threatened by the encounter. She handled herself well and I am proud that she maintained her composure and was able to deploy the OC as I trained her, with success.

    She also reported the incident to the local animal control.


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    Glad to hear the outcome was in her favor.
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    Glad it worked. The one time I deployed OC, I got caught up in the cloud as I moved, and got some in my own eyes, nose and mouth. If you're going to carry OC, you need to be prepared for that. Personally, I would only use OC on animals. For human threats, the risk of disabling yourself with the stuff is too great. JMHO.
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    Since she feels bad, tell her that the dog has no tear ducts or pores. It didnt hurt the dog at all. It just smelled and tasted bad. A super soaker would have had the same net effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Since she feels bad, tell her that the dog has no tear ducts or pores. It didnt hurt the dog at all. It just smelled and tasted bad. A super soaker would have had the same net effect.
    Is this true? Although they may not cry, I thought dogs did have tear ducts. How else do they get moisture to their eyes? Also, I have seen many dogs with stains from moisture running down their eyes. I'm not saying I know anything about the effects of chemicals on dogs eyes, because I don't. I just find it odd that a dog wouldn't have tear ducts. I know they don't have sweat glands in the same sense that us humans do...

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    Canines produce tears and have a lacrimal apparatus (lacrimal duct) etc. They do not have sweat glands and get rid of heat through a different mechanism.

    Just google "canine lacrimal gland" or "canine lacrimal apparatus."

    Canine anatomy - Google Books Result
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    Canine Clinical Correlation Clinical examination of the third eyelid (eg, ... Components of the lacrimal apparatus a. Tear-producing structures.

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    I never said it was true, but it will make her feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I never said it was true, but it will make her feel better.
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    Tell her she will probably not have to spray that dog again, he'll probably remember this encounter and her for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I never said it was true, but it will make her feel better.
    Too funny! I'll have to remember that. My daughter was attacked by a dog a couple of years ago, but did not have anything. She and my wife both carry the stuff when they walk/run.

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    While I understand your wife's feelings re animals as I feel the same, the use of her OC was brought about be actions of the other dog owner and the dog that were beyond her control. Therefor, she should not feel bad by her necessary deployment of OC. The fault and the responsibility does not lie with her.
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    Get her a taser, it works and gives a show to boot. YouTube - Dog attacks Police Officer Taser Full News Report

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    Cool

    Your wife did real good.

    Absolutely no lasting effects with OC spray on dogs or humans who do not have respitory problems. Buy her a new OC now so she has a fresh one if there is a next time.
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    In a training environment, which it was, just consider the OC spray a Negative Reinforcement...
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    I have sprayed an aggressive dog. Worked great and his dog friend got the message too.

    I prefer the kind that shoots a straight stream, eliminates the blowback!
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