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Sometimes You Just Can’t Take the Bite out of the Dogs

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 4 February, 2010

In this case out of Ljubljana, the dog’s bark is definitely not worse than their bite.

Slovenian authorities report a 52-year-old pet owner was mauled to death by his three bullmastiffs dogs after saving them from being put down for previously attacking other humans.

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you, the dogs attacked the owner in his garden Tuesday. The owner was dead before the police arrived. The dogs were put down immediately following this third attack.

Bullmastiffs (not actual animals from attack)

Apparently, some four years ago, the dogs viciously attacked and seriously injured someone walking past their owner’s house. The dogs spent years in custody awaiting legal trial, but then one of the dogs attacked another person, this time a dog handler. Authorities ordered the dogs to be put down, prompting an appeal by the owner.

Sparking a national controversy, their owner’s appeals succeeded last June and he got the dogs back. An opposition party is now petitioning that the agriculture minister resigns for allowing the dogs to be released.

Effective Self Defense Options for Aggressive Dogs:
Mace Muzzle Pepper Spray for Dogs
Ultrasonic Dog Chaser
Stun Master Telescopic Stun Baton

Other Dog Related Blog Posts:
Encountering an Unfriendly Dog
More Tips for Encountering Aggressive Dogs
Dogs Trap Postal Worker, Attack Car Tires

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Pepper Spray for Lions, Tigers and Bears

Posted by Rob on Saturday, 30 January, 2010

Pepper spray comes in many varieties. You have stream, fogger, gel or foam deliveries. You have 1/2 ounce to 1.5 ounce keychains, 2, 4, 9, and 12 oz. canisters, pepper spray exercise hand weights, pepper spray pens and pepper spray jewelry in the form of ring.

Most of the pepper spray and Mace products are specially formulated for use as an inflammatory agent against man. Pepper spray will induce coughing, choking and nausea in the target creep. It will dilate their eye capillaries causing temporary blindness. Their mucous membranes will swell causing all but life support breathing from functioning properly, rendering an assailant temporarily incapacitated. A mere one second burst of pepper spray is enough to stop an attacker for up to 45 minutes, all without permanent damage.

If you are looking to protect yourself from aggressive canines, we have Mace Muzzle pepper spray for dogs. If your concern is wild bears while hiking or camping in the woods, we have specially formulated bear mace.

But what about other possible attackers?

We specifically covered humans, dogs and bears. What about other dangerous wild animals, such as coyote, wolves, mountain lions, cougars, puma, panthers… I don’t know… dingos?

You would be hard pressed to find a canister of Mountain Lion Pepper Spray, or Coyote Mace. That being said, lets call a spade a spade, and pepper spray, pepper spray.

For the most part, any of these pepper spray products will work against any of the animals if you hit them in the face. All of these animals have an acute sense of smell, and very sensitive noses. Inflammatory agents such as pepper spray will wreak havoc on their eyes and noses.

Bear pepper spray has a unique deployment that shoots a wide area fog up to 25-30 feet away. Bears in particular will want to be kept at as much as a distance as possible, and typically lumber loudly enough through the woods to give to a small warning. Also the bear sprays are typically rated slightly hotter than human pepper spray. Usually 20% concentration, instead of the 10-18% concentrations you will find in the Mace, Pepper Shot and Wildfire pepper spray lines.

If you hit a human with bear mace (and I use the term human loosely when referring to a common street thug), you can be assured he will soon be hating life.

Also, if you are walking around the neighborhood, and you are carrying Mace Muzzle Canine Spray and are approached by a mugger, let him have it. If you are walking down the street carrying your Wildfire pepper spray key chain formulated for human incapacitation, and you confront a vicious dog, let him have it. Same with a coyote or mountain lion. We are pretty equal opportunity, race independent here.

You do however have an inherent problem with attacks by large cats, such as the mountain lion, cougar, puma, panthers, etc. These animals are stealthy and quick. More likely than not, you will be stalked. Like a ninja. Ninja cat. You will not likely know you are in danger until the last possible moment, when the animal pounces.

These animals are also ninja like in their art of assassination. The mountain lion will target your head or neck, quite literally aiming for the jugular, or attempting to break your spine. Not the ideal situation for trying to pepper spray in advance.

To your advantage, if you are able to get a fair warning, mountain lions can be persuaded to call off an attack. The mountain lion is fully aware that he is only 100-120 pounds, and an average adult male outweighs him. Not that it really matters, due to the cats superior speed, sharp claws and vicious teeth. Just don’t tell him that, and he may not bother calling your bluff.

If you are able to spot a mountain lion first, stand as tall possible and stick out your arms. You want to appear even larger. Talk loudly and aggressively, attempt to throw objects such as rocks and sticks.

Whatever you do, do NOT turn your back to the animal and run. He will beat you in a foot race. He has more feet than you do. If anything, attempt to threaten the mountain lion. Try to fake him out by advance toward it, slightly (Do not advance too close). All the while, have your pepper spray in hand and ready to deploy once the animal gets in range.

In the unfortunate event you are attacked unexpectedly, just as if it were a human assailant, FIGHT BACK. It is very likely the attacker will decide you are not worth the trouble if you are able to FIGHT BACK hard enough. Even if you are only able to struggle for a short time, make them work for it.

Incidentally, your pet dog may only garner a little bit of help and quite possibly attract these dangerous animals. Children are also especially attractive targets, as the mountain lion may be larger than them and less cautious. Use extreme caution when hiking in known lion country with your kids. Stay in groups, and always, always be on the lookout.

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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“Neither snow nor rain… nor gloom of night…”

Posted by Rob on Friday, 15 May, 2009

You’ve heard that old US Postal Service slogan “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”, or whichever other variation applies.

I suppose weather conditions are one thing, just don’t add a dog in the mix. Especially a 20-pound Jack Russell terrier.

Apparently a frisky Jack Russell terrier in Clarksburg, West Virginia has interrupted the mail delivery to at least seven homes on Milford Street.

A mail carrier was even injured after falling down trying to run away from the dog named Cozmo.

Cozmo’s owners have said the dog has never bitten anyone, but has escaped the yard a few times.

The owners and neighbors have been told their mail delivery will not resume until Cozmo is no longer residing there. Bad Cosmo!

Nothing a shot of pepper spray wouldn’t solve.

EPA approved Mace™ Muzzle pepper spray for dogs provides safe, effective and humane protection against canine attack. It is ideal protection for walkers, joggers, cyclists or delivery people and stops attacking dogs, forcing them to retreat.

You’ll never have to be scared of another dog if you keep >”Mace Muzzle with you whenever you’re out.

Mace Muzzle canine repellent is an excellent product for defending against attacking dogs.”

This specially formulated pepper spray is designed specifically for dogs and has been proven to be effective in encounters with aggressive canines. If a dog attacks you, spraying this repellent in it’s face will stop him in his tracks.

It will overpower the animal and he will retreat. If you jog or take walks, then you should carry this dog spray with you. It is lightweight, easily accessible, and will provide fast protection when you need it most.

I’m not sure why a canister of dog repellent isn’t standard issue for all UPS drivers, US Postal Mail carriers and all other delivery personnel that routinely encounter animals.

We aren’t spraying to hurt the animals, we are spraying to stop the animal from hurting us. It is normal for most dogs to roll on the ground and rub their eyes in an attempt to remove the spray from the facial area. The painful, irritating effects usually wear off within several minutes, leaving the dog unharmed, but perhaps a tad wiser…

Dogs aren’t stupid. They will get the point.

Protect yourself, Protect your family, Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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Fake Coyotes cause a stir, Geese are unimpressed.

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 14 August, 2008

A bunch of fake wooden cutout coyotes are fooling motorists on the islands in Wolf Lake near Hammond, Indiana. However, the ducks and geese that they are supposed to be scared off are not discouraged. These islands in Wolf Lake are protected wetlands, and two-dimensional phony coyotes were set up to try to prevent the fowl from eating seeds and fresh shoots from the local flora. I would have imagined decoy wolves would have been chosen for Wolf Lake, but they opted for coyotes.

It is reported that the geese were fooled for a short time, but within a few weeks were on to the ploy. However, motorists and neighbors are continuing to be fooled and keep reporting dogs trapped on the islands. Even PETA and city officials got involved to inspect the wooden coyotes that an Army Corps of Engineers contractor devised over two years ago.

“The geese are very wary of them, then eventually they figure it out,” said a spokesperson for the contractor. “They’re very striking when you first come upon them. I could see how it would be for someone driving by at 70 miles per hour.” Yeah, looking at the picture, they are very “realistic”… Guess you need to be smarter than a goose.

Apparently, the wetland plants are now past the point where the fake coyote guards are necessary, so they can be safety removed and the plants will continue to thrive. “They don’t seem to be doing any good anymore and it appears they are upsetting some people,” said the spokesperson.

I say leave them up. The ducks and geese seem to like them.

I wouldn’t suggest using these diversion coyotes to protect your home, but if you are looking for a unique option to fake out burglars, you may consider our specially designed diversion safes.

Security experts estimate that most burglars will only spend about 8 minutes in your house. They are in a hurry and will attempt to grab the most obvious valuable items. The burglar certainty isn’t that bright, and may have even been fooled by a wooden coyote, but will follow the course of least resistance in ransacking your home.

That’s why Diversion Safes work so effectively. Sure some idiots who break into your house might know that these Decoy Safes exist, but they are going to be scared and in a hurry. These creeps just want to get in and out, grabbing what they can quickly.

We have a wide variety diversion safes that look like personal care items, household products and food containers. Your valuables can be secretly hidden inside these look-a-like diversion safes and kept in their seemingly rightful places. These diversion safes are indistinguishable from the genuine product and are even weighted to feel full. Out of our soda cans, cleaning products, books or flower pots, pick the ones that will blend in best with what’s in your home.

And if you end up coming across a real coyote, you may be interested in having one of our ultrasonic dog repellers or Mace Pepper Spray for dogs. Designed for canines, these products work effectively on most dog-like animals including coyotes.

Be Safe, Be Prepared, and Be smarter than a Goose. Don’t be fooled by scary wooden cutouts. Grrr.

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