Dog Attack Prevention Tips

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There was an ABC news story recently about dog owners’ home insurance costs which revealed that the industry paid out $489 million in claims last year for dog bites in the home. That is one third of all the money paid out for homeowners’ liability claims. Not surprisingly, pit bulls and Rottweilers may cause homeowners insurance rates to be higher mostly because those are considered to be high risk dogs.

Some Dog Attack Prevention Tips

1. Do everything you can to avoid areas where dogs congregate. When two or more dogs get together, a pack mentality sets in making them more dangerous.

2. Avoid unfamiliar dogs.

3. It has been said that dogs can sense fear or panic.

4. If a dog is barking at you, stand your ground and stay still. He may lose interest and leave.

5. Don’t yell at a dog.

6. Don’t think for one minute that you can out run a dog. Don’t turn your back on a barking dog and never run away from one.

7. Dogs have a natural instinct to bite; don’t aggravate them.

8. When you approach a strange dog, let him sniff you first.

9. Never pet a dog while he’s drinking water, eating or sleeping.

10. Learn to read a dog’s body language. For example, if his ears are pinned back, he is ready to attack. Body language can give you a clue as to what his intentions are.

11. When walking, jogging or cycling always have a pepper spray with you.

All the United States Post Office letter carriers carry defensive spray with them for dog attack prevention. That speaks volumes about the effectiveness of defensive sprays.

This dog attack prevention spray by Sabre brand as 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away. It provides the best overall protection against dog attacks that is available. Sabre brand has been providing self-defense sprays for over 35 years and is a leader in their industry.

Why You Need Self Defense Against Dogs

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia keeps track of all kinds of statistical data. One of the things that they track is dog attacks and dog bites.

Over the last 10 years their statistics show that, on average, 4.5 million Americans are attacked annually by a dog. That figure has remained pretty much constant for the last 10 years. Close to 20% of those attacked require hospitalization. That is nearly 1,000,000 people requiring a hospital stay for treatment due to dog attacks and dog bites.

Surprisingly, the number one category of people attacked are little children in the family where the dog resides. Close behind are mailmen-letter carriers from the USPS. The next category of people who are attacked are adults who are out exercising in the great outdoors-walking, jogging or cycling.

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That is where this self defense product provides self-defense against dogs. It is made by Mace brand, the most recognizable name manufacturer of defensive sprays in the country. This particular model attaches to your hand with an elastic strap or you can attach it to your key ring with a handy keychain attachment. The spray pattern is a stream spray which means it is less likely to get blown off course outdoors. This jogger model contains 20 half-second shots up to 12 feet away.

It is said that a dog is a man’s best friend and while that may be true in a lot of instances, it can never forget that they are animals and as such have instincts that have been bred into them for thousands of years. The number one instinct is to bite.

If you love to walk, jog or cycle outdoors you need self defense against dogs. They are unpredictable and can attack at anytime and anyplace.

For a minimum investment you can get a quality Mace pepper spray for self defense against dogs at our online store that can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Sabre Dog Pepper Spray A Must For Walkers, Joggers and Cyclists

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Every week we read about dog attacks. It is true that most dog attacks and dog bites happen in the home against small children. That’s hard to believe, but true. And the stories you hear about letter carriers getting bitten by dogs in the course of their duties are also true. That is not a myth that has gotten blown out of proportion.

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As a matter of fact, letter carriers are the second biggest group of victims of dog attacks which is why the U.S.P.S. issues pepper sprays to all letter carriers for their self-defense. Pepper spray that is specifically designed as a defense against dog attacks has a little different formulation than other sprays which makes it particularly effective.

Every year in the United States, close to 1 million victims get hospitalized from dog attacks and dog bites. That is only 20% of the total 5 million who actually get attacked.

SABRE DOG PEPPER SPRAY

Sabre Dog Pepper Spray is an absolute must for people who love to exercise outdoors-for walkers, joggers and cyclists. It provides kind of serious protection from dog attacks that consumers demand. It comes in a 1.8 ounce canister that can provide 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away. It has a convenient clip which you can use to secure it to your belt, pocket or purse.

While we would recommend that you always carry Sabre dog pepper spray with you when you’re walking jogging or cycling outdoors, you should also learn to read a dog’s body language for some self-defense.

From WebMD “Your dog will also raise his ears up and forward when he’s feeling aggressive. If your dog has his ears pulled back slightly, he’s signalling his intention to be friendly. If his ears are completely flattened or stuck out to the sides of his head, he’s signalling that he’s frightened or feeling submissive.”

If a dog approaches you with a loping gait, he wants to play. If you smile at a dog he sees that as a sign of aggression.

Learn more about a dog’s body language to help you prevent dog bites and dog attacks, but always carry your Sabre dog pepper spray with you when you’re outdoors.

What Is The Best Weapon For Your Self Defense?

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If you could choose one weapon for self-defense, which would it be?

For women the ability to defend themselves from a distance is very appealing. Most pepper sprays have a range of at least 8 feet some as high as 18 feet. Women have more opportunities to use a self-defense weapon because they are assaulted nine times more often than men.

And if you need any more convincing consider this. Every law enforcement officer in the country carries a pepper spray on his utility belt. It is a key component in their continuum of force that all law enforcement officers use in the apprehension and control of suspects in a criminal case. It is often their first nonlethal choice in the performance of their duties.

Additionally, all letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service are issued, pepper sprays as a first line of defense against dog attacks.

So my question to you is, if it is good enough for law enforcement officers and good enough for letter carriers shouldn’t it be good enough for you and your self-defense?

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Check out our great assortment of Pepper Sprays. One of them will be just right for you.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attacks-Three Times Higher In Deprived Areas

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Here is a story from England about Dog Attacks in areas that are deprived.

“The number of dog bites leading to hospital admission is three times higher among people living in the deprived areas study from Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed.

Hospital admissions for dog attacks are three times higher in deprived area than affluent regions in England.

According to the report, there were 6,743 hospital admissions specifically by dog attacks, a 5.8% increase from the 6,372 admissions last year.”

Dr Simon Harding, a lecturer in criminology at the University of Middlesex said: “Deprived areas are often more populous with larger families, more children, more pets and more people living in closer proximity to each other and dogs. Also dogs tend to be exercised in public, rather than in gardens or remote fields. At the same time people in poorer areas use dogs for protection, instead of alarms or house insurance and there is an underlying trend towards the use of aggressive Pit Bull-type breeds as weapon or status dogs.”

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This Mace brand Dog Attack Spray is EPA approved and contains approx. 20 half second shots of up to12 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attack Kills Toddler/Grandma

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Here’s a story from the Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona about Dog Attacks.

A family there suffered a terrible tragedy when their nine-month-old baby was mauled by their pet dog-an Akita. The mother left the baby in the family room for a few minutes when the Akita knocked down a gate and went after the child. The dog apparently has a history of violence attacking both the older sister and the infant’s mother.

An official noted that it is not uncommon to keep dogs that have violent history but that all dogs matter how long they’ve been part of the family can turn on you an attack.

Recently in Arizona, a 77-year-old woman was attacked while she was giving medicine to a dog that had been with the family for years. She subsequently died.

Giving a dog plenty of exercise and training — and doing this from the time they are puppies will help prevent attacks, no matter what breed of dog.

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This Mace Brand Muzzle Dog Spray comes in a 17 gram container contains 20 half second shots up to 12 feet away in a stream spray pattern and is one of the few dog sprays that is EPA approved.

Have you ever been attacked by a dog? Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Best Pepper Sprays For Joggers, Walkers and Cyclists

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In today’s blog post we are talking about the best pepper sprays for athletes. Mainly we are talking about people who run, walk or cycle outdoors.

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1. Their main threat, of course, is dog attacks so it only makes sense that the first on our list of best pepper sprays for athletes is this Sabre Dog Protector Spray which has 25 bursts with a range of up to 15 feet. It has a convenient clip to secure under your belt pocket or purse in is an absolute must for anybody walks, jogs or bikes outdoors. It will provide safe effective and humane protection against a dog attack.

2. Second on our list is this Mace brand Jogger Model that has 20 half second shots up to 12 feet away. It features a flip top safety cap that prevents accidental discharge and uses a stream spray pattern for the 10% pepper Mace formula. You can attach it to your hand with the elastic strap or carry it on your keychain for fast easy access

No matter which one you choose, your personal safety will be enhanced either way when you walk, jog or cycle outdoors.

Have ever been attacked by a dog? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attacks-New Opinion

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Here is an editorial written by a concerned citizen about her observations in people’s attitudes when out walking dogs, riding their bikes or just out through daily exercise.

You can read the whole opinion piece HERE.

Her observations are that people are arming themselves with pepper spray, sticks, stun guns, wasp spray or anything else they can use if there dog was attacked by an aggressive dog or if they are attacked.

The fact is, there is no excuse for a dog to be aggressive. An aggressive dog is an aggressive dog, period; end of story. It’s like going to any self-help group and taking the first step by admitting that you have a problem. That done, the next step is getting help, and there is help for you and your aggressive dog.

“The number one thing any dog owner must do is keep your dog on a leash! This goes for every dog, friendly or not. This is for their safety and yours, as well as the community. There is a leash law and for good reason; please adhere to it for the safety of all involved. I will admit that I have been remiss at times with my own dogs on this, but have amended my ways with a renewed, and vigilant attitude.

Let me say again that there are no excuses for an aggressive dog. You can’t take back the damage that your dog has done after the fact. There is documented proof that the dog who is the victim of a dog attack will become dog aggressive themselves for survival sake. I can’t blame them but this can become a snowball effect, with our beautiful and safe community to take the brunt of it. Take responsibility for your dog by being a responsible owner.”

In the United States over 5 million people are attacked by dogs every year and 1 million of them need treatment at a hospital. That equates to a huge cost, both in time and money. Insurance companies are going crazy paying out claims against homeowners. But the biggest thing is that people are afraid of dogs and for good reason.

They hesitate to go out walking, cycling or jogging anymore because of the fear of dog attacks. But it needn’t be that way if they arm themselves with a good self-defense product such as the Mace Pepper Gun or the Sabre Protector Dog Spray.

Feedback on these posts is appreciated. Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attack Prevention Training

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Here’s an interesting story about how dog trainers can socialize dogs and Prevent Dog Attacks.

It stems from several dog attacks in Central Texas over the last two weeks: one involved a dog attacking three children who were sent to the hospital; another involved a pitbull which mauled a little girl to death. Needless to say the community is in an uproar.

“Dogs can be violent and kind of unruly and rowdy if they’re not trained real well,” Dolan said. “We had a problem with her jumping, so that’s why we originally took her to get trained.”

Training stops annoying habits like jumping and keeps your dog from becoming dangerous.

Dogs who have been penned up in the backyard become tense and have built up a layer of frustration and become very territorial.

It’s also important for parents to talk with their kids about how to deal with dogs.

Trainers say any dog can be gentle, but it’s up to the owners to make it happen.

If you have a dog that shows signs of aggression like growling or biting, trainers can do “Behavior Adjustment Training” to analyze the dog’s tension and change the way they respond.

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The best way you can defend against the dog attack is with the self-defense product such as this Sabre brand Protector Dog Spray that contains as many as 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Sabre Dog Protector Spray-Product Review

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In today’s blog post we’re doing a product review of one of the most effective and most popular dog sprays called Dog Protector by Sabre brand. It is strong enough to deter most dog attacks and causes no permanent injury to the aggressive dog. It contains .67% Major Capsaicinoids (strongest percentage allowed in the US for dog sprays) which is why it is so much hotter than the competition. The 1.8 oz canister sprays up to 15 feet away and has a built-in belt clip for convenient nearby access and safety flip-top that prevents accidental discharge.

Dog attacks and dog bites are huge problem in the United States and actually all the world. In the United States over 5 million people every year attacked and bitten by a dog with nearly 1,000,000 of them requiring hospitalization many of those are young children are the biggest age group bitten by dogs.

“For over 35 years Sabre has been the leader non-lethal self defense sprays.”

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Scotland Dog Attacks Double

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Here’s a story from the daily record in the United Kingdom, which reports the number of Dog Attacks in Scotland where most victims requiring hospital treatment has doubled in the last 15 years. Most of the victims are children, leaving citizens screaming for action.

“The daily record newspaper called on the Scottish Government to take action after a spate of horrific attacks on children.”

The newspaper campaign is calling for:

1. The return of dog licensing, with stringent suitability tests for prospective dog owners.

2. Dog wardens to police the new system, funded through the cost of the license.

3. Mandatory micro-chipping of all dogs to keep proper track of all animals to encourage responsible ownership.

Dog attacks and dog bites are not just a problem in the United States where over 5 million people are attacked every year and close to 1 million of them requiring hospitalization.

Have you ever been attacked or bitten by a dog? Feel free to share your experience with us. Would a dog defensive spray have helped?

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The best way you can defend against the dog attack is with the self-defense product such as this Sabre brand Protector Dog Spray that contains as many as 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

What Are Dog Owner’s Responsibilities In An Attack?

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Here’s a letter to the editor that was published in the Baltimore Sun recently about dog attacks. It focuses on dog owner’s responsibilities not dog owner’s rights.

Read the whole story HERE.

The author is the mother of a boy who was attacked six years ago by a pitbull and who’s case led to a decision by a Maryland court that pit bulls are inherently dangerous.

She asks these questions in her letter.

1. “How will dog owners pay for catastrophic injuries caused by their dogs? Homeowners insurance is not required by law, it is required of homeowners by mortgage lenders. Renters can go uninsured.

2. The animal advocates say the largest portion of their shelter space is pit bulls and the greater share of their placement in foster homes are to renters. Any new law must consider the feasibility of a victim being able to gain a recovery.

3. Returning to common law with pit bulls and other dogs means a dog bite victim must prove negligence. The animal lobby says dog behavior is the dog owner’s fault, so then a dog bite itself should be evidence of negligence. Like them or not, muzzles are always available to dog owners, or they can choose a less dangerous breed to mitigate the risk of bites.”

Every year over 5 million Americans are attacked by a dog and bitten. Of those nearly 1,000,000 require hospitalization with the vast majority of them being children.

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The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Dog Attacks By Breed-The Winner Is…

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In the tiny island nation of Bermuda, according to statistics over the last two years, 59.45% of reported cases of dogs biting people were attributed to pitbulls.

Read the whole story HERE.

Here in the United States, as far as we know, there has never been a similar study. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the same result would occur. Pitbulls, unfortunately or not, have a reputation for being particularly vicious. Every year 5 million Americans get bitten by dogs with over 1 million of them requiring hospitalization.

The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

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We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Family Dog Attacks Volunteer

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The New Zealand SPCA is reviewing its procedures around dogs after a volunteer was mauled by a “family” dog that had shown no hint of aggression until it attacked.

The experienced volunteer, known as Paula, was with the dog, a 5-year-old Border collie, and two smaller dogs in a pen last Friday when something caused the dog to attack.

“There were absolutely no indications of aggression or risk with this dog. We’ve reviewed all the history – from the moment it was dropped off and its journey in the SPCA – and, in fact, this dog showed no issues whatsoever,” Auckland SPCA chief executive Christine Kalin said.

But then last week it attacked Paula, aged in her 40s, leaving her with several wounds on her legs and an arm.

SPCA was now reviewing its procedures around dogs, although it may never be known what set the dog off.

This story is just further evidence that dogs are wild animals and as such an attack anyone, anytime, anyplace.

The best way you can defend against the dog attack is with the self-defense product such as this Sabre brand Protector Dog Spray that contains as many as 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Self Defense-Dog Attack Phobia

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Do dogs cause you to change your behavior? Does the fear of getting chased or bitten by a dog send tingles up and down your spine? I know it does for me but then again I have some personal experience that justifies my feeling. What about you? What is your excuse for having dog attack phobia?

Nearly 40 years ago I got 82 stitches in my right forearm courtesy of a dog attack. That was the basis for my cynophobia. “Cynophobia is the abnormal fear of dogs. Animal phobias are among the most common of the specific phobias and 36% of patients who seek treatment report being afraid of dogs or cats. Cynophobia is especially debilitating because of the high prevalence of dogs in the United States estimated at over 62 million in 2003” that according to Wikipedia.

Just because over 5 million Americans every year get bitten by a dog doesn’t mean that you could be one of them. And just because over 1 million of those people require hospital visit to care for their wound doesn’t mean the same thing can’t happen to you.

And that statistic is just for the ones that are reported. Many other dog bites never get reported because they’re relatively minor.

The best thing is to avoid dogs altogether. Unfortunately for millions of Americans who love to get their exercise in the great outdoors by walking, jogging or cycling that just doesn’t seem feasible. The second best thing to do is to arm yourself with a self-defense product that can protect you against a dog attack and prevent you from getting bitten.

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We have found that this Sabre Dog Pepper Spray has an effective range up to 15 feet and will improve your confidence and peace of mind while walking outdoors.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!