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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Is Bear Spray?

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From a recent article about what to look for in a bear spray.

“Two grizzly-caused deaths near Yellowstone National Park this summer, combined with celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna’s bear spray encounter in Glacier National Park and the recent PBS documentary recounting the 1967 “Night of the Grizzlies” incident, have made bear protection a priority for backcountry visitors.

“Everyone sees the price of the big cans, and they ask, ‘Can’t I get a smaller one?’ ” Army Navy Economy Store manager Eric Langhammer said. This starts the ongoing discussion of what bear spray is and is not.

The first issue is that while bear sprays are a kind of pepper spray, not all pepper sprays are bear sprays. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifies only four manufacturers (including two in Montana) to make “bear spray.”

“When you say pepper spray, it is misleading,” said Tim Lynch of Universal Defense Alternative Products, the Bozeman-based bear spray maker. “Law enforcement spray is pepper spray, but it isn’t considered bear spray. You want people to pick up the correct product.”

The difference involves what’s in the can and how it’s meant to be used. Chemicals like Mace and other tear gas-type sprays have little effect on bears. The ingredient you’re looking for is oleoresin of capsicum, an extremely potent essence of chili peppers.

The second part involves how the spray is delivered. Bear sprays aren’t meant to be squirted directly on an oncoming bear. Instead, the idea is to throw up a misty wall of irritants for the bear to run into.

“When a bear decides to charge, it’s gathering information as it charges,” said Chuck Bartlebaugh, who heads the Be Bear Aware campaign for the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee. “What it hears, sees, smells – it’s all part of the charge. Bear spray removes their focus. They don’t like losing their ability to smell and see. They don’t like the whooshing noise and the orange cloud.”

Some thought should go into the spraying action, too. Bartlebaugh demonstrated how one-handed use of a canister’s thumb-trigger tends to tilt the spray upward. The suggested tactic is to aim flat or down at a space between you and the bear, preferably at least 25 feet away. That helps ensure the bear runs into the cloud instead of under it.

Bear spray canisters fire a shotgun pattern cloud that travels out like long-distance wasp spray. But sprayers still need to be aware of wind direction and rain, which can limit the spray’s range. Some of the manufacturers are still disputing how long and far the cans should discharge.

Nevertheless, a 2006 study found that only 2 percent of those using bear spray in a bear attack were injured, compared to 50 percent of those who depended on a firearm to defend themselves.

“We have a whole generation of people thinking it’s OK to approach bears,” Bartlebaugh said. “In shark country, if you holler ‘shark,’ everyone gets out of the water. In the bear world, if you holler ‘bear,’ everybody runs into the woods.”

Keep your eye on the ball and get the right product that will protect you.

Our Frontiersman Bear Spray is one of only a few bear sprays that is EPA approved and will shoot up to 35 feet away.

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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.

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Dog Attack Makes Walk In The Park A Scary Situation

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A walk in the park with her dog turned into a nightmare for Dunedin woman Sonia McGregor after her dog Ali was attacked by another dog.

Soon after Ali had been let off his leash to run around Kettle Park, a dog, which looked like a pit bull, ran from the other side of the field and started biting Ali’s neck, she said.

At first the owner of the pit bull thought it was playing with Ali but soon realised it was worse when Mrs McGregor tried to pry the dog off.

The rest of the story is HERE.

“At first I didn’t know what to do and then I started hitting the dog but I was worried about my hands . . . It was very scary,” she said.

People with potentially dangerous dogs needed to consider others before letting their dogs off a leash.

”I’m not sure if he gave me the wrong number or in the heat of the moment I wrote it down wrong.”

Mrs McGregor had not contacted the Dunedin City Council but said she would soon.

Dunedin South Veterinary Clinic veterinarian Alistair Newbould said there had been a spate of animals coming to the clinic suffering from dog bites in the last month but it was not unusual.

”Usually, if a dog has bitten another dog or animal, they are likely to have done it before or do it again,” he said.
When an animal is bitten by a dog it should be taken to a veterinary clinic immediately because of the danger of infection, he said.

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We like this Sabre Dog Spray because it has a longer range than the Mace brand dog spray and it is slightly more powerful so it has a better chance at repelling dogs.

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Bears Are Getting Ready For Hibernation-With Your Food

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With the recent bear attacks around British Columbia come warnings that at this time of year the animals are trying to fatten up for their dormant winter months.

In Whistler on Sunday, a black bear had to be destroyed after it got into a home and knocked down a resident.

In another incident, a grizzly bear badly mauled a hunter in the northeastern town of Hudson’s Hope, a tiny community about 100 kilometres west of Fort St. John.

In both cases the bear was trying to access human food.

The rest of the story is HERE.

“We are coming in to the highest conflict time of the year,” said Whistler’s Sylvia Dolson, the executive director of the Get Bear Smart Society.

Dolson said as the bears try to bulk up for winter, they will come down from the mountains looking for an easy food source.

“The real critical thing is bears will go after household garbage, bird seed, pet food, fruit trees and when there is a human food source, that is when the trouble starts,” she said.

The shooting of the black bear in Whistler happened after the bear entered a home in Whistler Kay Heights and then became trapped inside. It caused considerable damage and knocked one of the residents down as it tried to get it out.

“Once they get into a house they can do quite a bit of damage,” added Dolson.

“The worst is when they figure out that food is in the home,” she said. “When they know the food is in there it is a huge problem.”

She said a black bear at this time of year is foraging to fill up on about 20,000 calories a day.

“At this point they are in an exaggerated eating mode,” she said.

This summer, a black bear had to be killed in Whistler in July, and Dolson said the number is low because the bears had a good food sources higher up in the mountains.

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Always carry the most Powerful Bear Spray available with you whenever you go into the backcountry. Even the Sierra Club endorses the use of bear pepper spray. It has been proven to be much more effective than even a handgun. A bear wounded by a handgun can become even more dangerous. Whereas a bear that walks into a fog of bear spray will make a hasty retreat.

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Don’t Sensationalize Truth About Bears

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In a video about a Colorado bear attack, the reporter said, “The man, by all accounts, is lucky to be alive.”

This op-ed piece accompanied the video and reads as follows.

“This is groundless fear-mongering, something the media uses instead of proper reporting. And, sadly, something that our wildlife agencies encourage.

The truth is less sensational and far less likely to garner taxpayers’ money.

If that bear had intended to kill the man, he’d be dead. But black bears are not aggressive by their very nature, fatal attacks are very rare and 90 percent of those are in the woodlands where the human has intruded on the bear’s habitat.”

The rest of the story is HERE.

“You are 74 million times more likely to die by any other cause than a black bear attack near an urban center, 3,000 times more likely to be shot and 270 times more like to be killed by a hunter. This year as many Americans have been killed by beavers as black bears, 35 times as many by deer, 75 times as many by lightning strikes and 10 times more killed by horses.”

Why do our wildlife agencies promote sensationalism? Simple economics: they are desperate for funding and there’s always money for public safety, perceived or real.”

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Much of what the story says is true. Bears are actually afraid of humans unless they are encroaching on their territory or there is food or cubs involved. The best way to defend yourself against a bear attack is with one of our bear sprays like this Frontiersman Bear Spray that has the longest range of any bear spray in the marketplace-between 30 and 35 feet.

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Seven People Attacked By Bears

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It is rare that bears attack humans unless the animal feels threatened or is being territorial. However, a girl who is 12-years old and was jogging in Michigan became the latest attack victim in a number of bear attacks. The attacks have been in five states with seven people injured since last Thursday.

Officials are in the process of running tests on one bear killed by authorities to see if it is the same one responsible for mauling Abby Wetherell Thursday evening.

The youngster is from Michigan and was on her nightly jog when a black bear ambushed her. Her mother said while the girl was jogging on her way home, the bear come from nowhere and attacked her.

The girl was knocked to the ground and when she tried to get up the bear started to charge her.

The rest of the story is HERE.

She was unsure what to do at that time since she was severely injured, so she played dead.

Officials also announced that attacks had taken place in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and as far north as Alaska.

The incident in Michigan was very uncommon said officials. It is estimated that up to 10,000 bears live in Michigan but each year there are only on average two incidents of human to bear, said animal officials in the state.

A member of the Department of Natural Resources in Michigan said that in general black bears are fearful of all human and usually will leave if they are aware a human are nearby.

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This Frontiersman Bear Spray has a range of 30 feet making it the best long range defense against bears.

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Dog Attacks: Romania’s Plan to Shoot Thousands of Street Dogs Delayed

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Following the recent death of a 4-year-old boy who was attacked by street dogs in Bucharest, the Romanian parliament passed a law last week to allow dogs in public areas to be killed if they are not claimed or adopted within two weeks.

It is estimated that more than 60,000 stray dogs roam the streets of the capital city. Dozens of bites to humans are reported daily and tourism has been negatively impacted. The death of the little boy was merely the trigger that brought hundreds of protesters into the streets demanding government action to stop the attacks.

Read more HERE.

However, on Monday legislators from all parties joined to file a challenge and delay the order in Romania’s highest court, Reuters reports.

“We have to avoid reacting en-masse through collective killing …we don’t want to see tens of thousands of corpses, “Haralambie Vochitoiu, one of the lawmakers, told Agerpres, the state news agency.

We know of no city in the United States that has 60,000 stray dogs running around. Not sure we would ever let things get that bad, but dog attacks and dog bites affect literally millions of Americans every year.

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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”!

Dog Attacks-Best Defense

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Here’s a story about dog attacks from overseas. They are not just a problem in the United States but all over the world.

You can read the whole story HERE.

SHIRE of Esperance Ranger Services continue to report instances of dog attacks around town, with thirteen infringement notices issued by ranger services to dog owners for various reasons in the month of April.

One of the best defenses against dog attacks and dog bites is our Sabre Dog Spray that provides serious protection against dog attacks with 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away. It has a convenient clip to secure it to your belt pocket or purse and it has a 48 month shelf life for this made and tested in the USA product

There are close to 5 million dog attacks every year on Americans with 1 million of those attacks resulting in a hospital visit. The top two groups of people who get attacked by dogs are children under five and letter carriers from the United States Postal Service.

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Dog Attacks Are Because Of Owners Not Dogs

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There was an opinion piece recently in the Baltimore Sun that made the argument that dog attacks are not the fault of dogs but the fault of their owners. Not sure I buy that but here’s part of what the opinion piece had to say

“If reader Tom Paxton were actually a lifelong animal lover, he would understand that all dogs are “potentially dangerous” (“Pit bull compromise deserved to fail,” April 15).

All dogs have teeth. All dogs, given their breeding and life experience, can be problematic — or wonderful.

I’ve been a professional dog trainer for decades. Mr. Paxton says the owner of a dog that bit him treated her pit bull “like a poodle.” I’ve been threatened (more often than bitten, thanks to dog-smarts and good reflexes) by every breed in existence.”

Over 1000 people every day get hospitalized by dog attacks in the United States. Many of them are small children.

We heartily recommend the Mace Pepper Gun because it has range of 25 feet which makes it longer than any other self-defense product. And if you know anything about dogs and how fast they can run, a medium-size dog can cover 10 or 15 feet in the blink of an eye.

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Mail Carrier Attacked By Dog

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This is a story about a rookie letter carrier who had been on the job for less than a month and got bitten by a dog who pushed its way out of a house to attack the carrier.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

They noted that there’ve been 31 dog attacks on letter carriers so far this year.

Letter carriers are all issued pepper sprays to defend themselves against dog attacks. But this letter carrier didn’t have one or didn’t know how to use it.

This Protector Dog Spray from Sabre brand has an effective range of 15 feet which is far more than competing brands. To me that makes it much more effective because a dog can travel 10 feet in a split second. It has a 48 month shelf life which is one third longer than most competing brands.

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Dog Attacks Two Women-How To Defend Against A Dog Attack

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This is a story out of Tulsa, Oklahoma where two young women who were Jehovah’s Witnesses were trying to share their faith with local homeowners. When they knocked on the door of this home a pit bull charged at them and performed a vicious attack.

A local attorney indicated that homeowners are liable in cases like this.

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A dog attack is generally covered under home owner’s insurance and some renter’s insurance.

Every day close to 1,000 Americans are hospitalized because of dog bites. The cost to homeowners insurance companies every year is very high.

How To Defend Against A Dog Attack

It just goes to show you that a dog attack can occur just about anywhere which is all the more reason why you need to carry a self-defense product with you. Especially people who are proselytizing door to door should be aware of the dangers of dogs running loose in the neighborhood. We would always recommend something like the Mace Pepper Gun because it has a range of 25 feet.

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