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Michael D’AbruzzoAdministratorFebruary 9, 2010 at 1:39 am11135
Two words: Spray Shield
The best thing ever for those situations. I ran a drill using it once in our aggression support group. I will post it at some point. Good fun it was!
It is harmless to dogs – it just startles them and it is easier to remain calm, confident, and poised. I just step in front of my dog, wait for the approaching dog to come within about 10 feet, and then startle them by spraying at the nose. Almost always works as a PREVENTATIVE. Not that great if you wait for something to break out. Spray shield has saved me a lot of grief on many occasions. If an owner gets annoyed, they shouldn’t have had their dog off leash anyway and you may have done them a favor of preventing a dog fight.