Your Questions About Is It Legal To Mace A Dog

John asks…

how to outrun a dog with its owner chasing at you?

the kid is about 13 years old and he and his friends holded us up at a small super market .the owner of the store toldt he kid to get the dog away from the store when the dod a few feet away from us we ran as fast as we could back to my house .the dog and the owner were running after .luckily me and fat frind didnt get bite so plz help me wat should i do next time

admin answers:

You can’t outrun a dog unless the dog is either way too fat to run or maimed.

Next time, bring something to protect yourself – like mace. Then you need to call the police and report that they are terrorizing you.

If you happen to be near a public establishment like the market, then go back inside and call the police from there.

They sound like punks and are getting their kicks by terrorizing you and your overweight friend. They definitely need to be stopped, but try going about it the legal way first.

Laura asks…

what is the best way to stop a dog fight?

admin answers:

I’ve started writing multiple answers to this question and keep deleting them as I change my response. 
It depends on the circumstances is my final answer. 
Prevention is best but in the event that a fight does occur do not under any circumstances jump between the dogs or grab up collars as both are good ways to get bit. Don’t take that personally, the dogs are in fight mode and don’t see their owner they see another threat in the heat of the moment. 
I have never seen water actually work though I have herd of it working. A high pressure hose spray could potentially break the fight up.
Getting something between the dogs is always the best option if possible. Doesn’t matter what it is the point is to either restrict the dogs from continuing or at least to stop the contact long enough for them to cool down. 
Many people recommend each person snagging the back legs of each dog but if you do this you need to slowly do circles to keep the dog moving on their front legs to prevent the dogs from turning around and butting you. 
With a strange dog running up my opinion is that all bets are off. I would not hesitate to hit a strange dog with some mace to prevent injury to my dog.
When you get into fighting breeds such as the American Pit Bull Terrier or any other breed that will grab and hold (most dogs will release some for a better hold making them easier to pull apart) it tends to be better to get one leashed to a person or solid object and the other held and use a break stick to break them apart (this is an item that goes in the dog’s mouth behind the teeth to force them to open their mouth. Don’t worry it’s not cruel and you can YouTube proper break stick usage). 
Though with the number of Pits being bred every day and the amount of people breeding that are clueless I don’t necessarily trust a random Pit to have the breed’s endless tolerance of people and use a break stick on them (a well bred Pit has the genetics for going after other dogs but never people for any reason- handlers back when dog fighting was legal were in the pits with the dogs and would kill a dog that bit a handler).

It’s all going to depend on circumstances- Are you familiar with the dogs involved and their temperaments? What kind of dogs are involved? (A soft breed may stop at a yell from the owner but a hard headed breed or a breed traditionally used as a fighting breed will  likely require more) Are you willing to chance a bite? Are you in a rush to get a small dog away from a big dog or do you have two hardy breeds that you can watch for a moment to see what your options and/or opportune moments are?

I don’t think I, or anyone else really, can say what the best method is going to be without considering what’s going on. 

James asks…

Is that really legal?

My friend has this little Jack Russell mix dog, the dog does not bite at all, so this afternoon, her dog got sprayed repeatedly in the face with mace from a mailman who looked to be pretty old, my friend told me that she kept telling him that the dog was not going to bite him, but he just kept spraying.
Then as she was bending over to pick her dog up, he sprayed her in the face, luckily she’s ok, her eyes are still burning..
Cece my friend understands that the carrier was only trying to protect himself, but he shouldn’t have sprayed her too..
I could understand if I were a mail carrier and a little barking dog came up to me, and if I WERE NOT a dog lover, I’d freak out too!
I read somewhere that a mailman is supposed to scare a dog with their bag first, interesting.
That’s animal cruelty in my opinion.
I also read that it‘s not mace, but pepper spray, interesting
Note, my friend’s eyes are still burning 8 hours later.
Please feel free to comment, please no harsh comments.
Please no harsh comments!

admin answers:

No, actually what the postman did was assault. One of the things you have to be careful of when using pepper spray is not to get other people involved. That can open you up to civil as well as criminal charges. The fact that the dog was not attacking and the postal worker was in apparent violation of Post Office policies regarding the use of said spray, your friend might have a case. Also it sounds like he sprayed for quite a while. There usually is no need to do that as one good whiff of spray is enough to send most dogs running. After reading more closely it seems that the mailman used mace or tear gas not pepper spray. A shame as neither are nearly as effective as pepper spray. That could also be why the dog wasn’t fazed by it.

The fact that 8 hours later your friends eyes were still burning is a little more serious. OC spray, AKA pepper spray, is supposed to wear off after 45-60 minutes. Even Tear Gas is supposed to wear off after a few hours. If your friends eyes are still burning, she needs to go to the ER, that’s not normal. In that case she needs to get the doctor’s report and talk to a good lawyer because now the Post Office and it’s employee are liable for damages to your friend’s health. If it can be proved that the postal employee did in fact violate policy, it needs to go to court. It seems harsh, but really, that’s why policy is written the way it is to protect the postal employees and the general public from incidents just like this.

Maria asks…

How to keep dogs safe on walks?

I am nearly bordering on being too scared to walk my two little jack russells for fear of them being attacked by another dog.

I have been through this twice already with other dogs I have owned. I nearly lost one and the other did get killed by another dog. I read it all the time in the newspaper of dogs being attacked and it really worries me.

I really love to walk my two dogs but in my neighbourhood there is not enough policing by our council for dogs that aren’t contained. Seems people just don’t care. One of my little dogs is very friendly towards other dogs and the other one isn’t.

I bought a Dazer which emits a high frequency sound to scare off other dogs but I have noticed that this only works on some dogs so isn’t guaranteed to work when I need it to.

Short of carrying a stun gun or mace (which are banned in Australia) I don’t know the best way to keep my dogs safe.
If another dog approaches I can pick up one pretty quickly but the other I would struggle with as she is slightly bigger.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to give me some peace of mind and protect my little ones?

admin answers:

Do not carry anything with chemicals (portable fire extinguisher) or loud noises (rape horn) that will not only harm the other dogs, but also your own, and probably aggravate anyone else who is in the area. The first thing I thought was a baseball bat, which shortly after I realized was too severe. A walking stick or cane is the perfect idea, and should any dogs happen to attack your own, you can quickly whack it (try not to on the head, as that can do more permanent and serious harm). When you describe the area you are in I think of two possibilities — a) you are over-exaggerating the amount of threatening dogs, or b) It is as you say, and seems like a place where a lot of aggressive stray dogs run unsupervised. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where THAT many dogs have been not only unfriendly, but dangerous and aggressive. Maybe this is my misunderstanding, but when you said another dog “approaches,” I’m not sure if you ALWAYS pick your dog up in this situation, but some may just be wanting to say hi, no? Either way, with the stick you don’t even have to get close enough to the dog as a stun gun, and mace is generally not a good idea, for legal and health purposes. This way, if any of these dogs really are willing to attack yours, you can whack it.. I’ve seen big pit-bulls scurry away after being kicked because they were attacking another dog, so the stick should work. Good luck.

Robert asks…

How can i keep a dog in a apartment. File for service dog or?

Ok im a young female and i live on the bottom floor alone. I want to get a German Shepard. But our apartment has a weight limit of 25 pounds. There are other tenants who have dogs well over this limit though. I really want to get this dog for protection and companionship. I live in oregon. Is there any ways i can get around this? Like take him to be taught to be a search and rescue dog or isnt there a way to file for some type of service dog. Like i think it is called a compainion dog.

could i get a doctors note for this? For depression?

what can i do?
“You really shouldn’t rely on a dog for protection because unless they have been specially trained (in which case they also become a legal liability)”

if they are trained correctly in NO way should they be a legal liability.

and i never said i needed a service dog. Im asking what i can do in order to be able to keep the dog. I know some people with sever depression are able to keep dogs. that is what im thinking of.
Because of the line of work i am in. ( i am a escort)( and no i dont want to hear the B****ing about it i know it is not legal)
so because of the line of work i am into. People are in and out of my house and see what i have here. I have had my house broken into 3 times and robed once.

this is why i need something large and isnt going to put up with shit if i comand him properly.

When clients see this kind of dog they will know not to come in the house or pull something they should not.
oh yeah. I do not have the option to move. i live in oregon. Here in almost all apartments they require proof of income and employment to move in. and well i dont have that. I was lucky to find this place so untill im done with school i will be living here.

admin answers:

You can wait and move into an apartment that allows large dogs after your lease is up.

Filing a request for a service dog when you don’t really need one is not only unethical, it is probably illegal in many areas. People like you, who don’t really need a service dog but just want the kind of public access that service dogs receive for their large dogs, make life extremely difficult for people with true disabilities who genuinely DO need their service dogs but don’t have an obvious disability (such as being restricted to a wheel chair or blindness) because it makes it harder for service dogs to be accepted. Just because others in the apartment are breaking the rules doesn’t entitle you to do it too (and they could be evicted if the landlord found out).

Take a personal protection training class and carry a can of mace. Working for a vet and volunteering for a german shepherd rescue I can tell you that I’ve met plenty of GSDs who would sooner turn tail and run away than protect you in the case of an attack. You really shouldn’t rely on a dog for protection because unless they have been specially trained (in which case they also become a legal liability) there is no guarantee that the dog will actually protect you in a real life situation. Besides, predators are looking for easy targets…people who aren’t aware of their surroundings and what’s going on around them…and for that purpose a bichon frise would work just as well as a GSD (a barking dog would put you on guard, therefor you are no longer an easy target).

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Your Questions About Is It Legal To Pepper Spray A Dog

Jenny asks…

a police officer mased my dog without warning me. is this legal?

I called the wonderful police department in wolf point montana. I was assaulted by my fiancesmother and needed the police’s assistance.

my puppy was outside with the police and my mother in law. the officer was playing fetch with my puppy while we were inside packing up all of our belongings(long story)
about an hour later i go outside to bring a load out to our vehicle and my mother in law says “you better get your dog or hes gunna pepper spray him” so frantic i run inside to get my fiance. my dog seems fine so we bring him inside. i pet my dog. and im crying in the process.

rub my eyes and my eyes instantly swell shut. we examined my dog and he had orange spray all over his front paws and on his face.

the officer never once informed us that he was going to spray my dog. or that he had sprayed my dog.

i would like to know if that is legal? he had made a few illegal mistakes but I am mostly angered that my 7 month old puppy deserved to be pepper sprayed.
No my PUPPY never was aggressive. as i said about- the officer was playing fetch with him. so he obviously felt comfortable enough to play with my dog.

admin answers:

A puppy?! How old is your dog and how big? Really. An officer intimidated enough by a puppy to mace him. That’s crazy.

Linda asks…

What to do about our neighbours dog?

Our neighbour has a really big German Shepherd dog…She is a very agressive dog, the owner lets her off roam around the neighbourhood and she constantly barks at people..

One day my mum was walking our 14 year old Springer Spaniel, she went up to him and my mum and pinned him to the ground and started to bite him..My mum managed to get her off of him before she could do much damage but bit my mum aswell..

The owner collected the dog but didn’t say sorry or anything…The RSPCA has been called to them many times about her but they don’t do anything…

The family that owns her are very agressive and have been known to punch people for no reason and are constantly drunk…

I’m getting a cavalier puppy and i’m worried that she will attack her, and because she is a smaller breed she can badly injure her..

What can we do?? The owner shouldn’t be keeping her because one day she could do some real damage..
Why haven’t the RSPCA doing anything?? It‘s not just our dog she attacked, she has attacked some other dogs in the neighbourhood…
Lol I’m British!!!!!!!!!!
And I do hate the dog, I wouldn’t want her to be killed…That’s wrong…how could you say that? It‘s not her fault, it‘s the stupid owners..
I wouldn’t hit a dog with a stick either
She had a litter and they kept one of the males..He is a very well behaved dog..They keep him inside most of the time but they let her roam around the neighbourhood..

admin answers:

As a former legal assistant, i would say to report the owners and the dog to your police dept. Convince them that a child could be attacked and hurt or killed by this dog and that it truly is a menace to be loose. Your mom should definitely go to the hospital and have a report done showing that she was hurt by the dog, even if it wasn’t very bad, so if other people get hurt, there will be a record of it if they have to go to the hospital. The rspca should have taken some kind of action, but i don’t know about the laws over there. When you DO walk your dog, carry something like pepper spray which you could spray on the dog if he starts to attack you or your dog. Bleach and water (as much as i hate to say it) also works, but i’d try something less apt to hurt the dog on a more permanent basis – like the papper spray – first. Look for something at your local pet stores if you can’t find some pepper spray. (they do sell pepper spray on ebay for protection – i’ve purchased it myself). Good luck!

Chris asks…

My leashed dogs were chased by unleashed if mine bit …?

2 of my neighbors dogs chased us barking but not aggressive (more fearful and hyper) and one of my dogs got very nervous. The chasing dogs were like yoyos going just near enough then bolting then back at us but my dog I know him he is like a “policer” but I think if given chance he’d slam those dogs in a submissive roll. My question is if he had bitten would he have been in any legal trouble? I thought no because he was leashed and they weren’t. They are smaller dogs than he is, he’d win any fight I think I couldn’t get the dogs away but next time I’m carrying pepper spray. Thanks.

admin answers:

Depends on your local laws. If there is a leash law, you likely would not be determined at fault. However, if there isn’t a leash law, there is a possibility that you could be determined at fault, particularly if your dog bit first. Also, in some cases, Animal Control will determine a biting dog to be at least partially at fault regardless of context because if the dog was able to bite, they consider it not to be under “full control” of the handler. Your local animal control should be able to fill you in on the laws in your area. You can also lodge a complaint with them about your neighbor’s loose dogs if they are required to be leashed or otherwise confined.

Mark asks…

Is mace legal to carry in New York City?

It‘s a pretty straightforward question. I moved to a terrible neighborhood in Brooklyn, next to the projects and full of dog fighters, dealers, and other similarly outstanding citizens.

My friend’s brother is a police officer in Tulsa, OK and she offered to get me police-issued mace but I wasn’t sure about the laws concerning carrying it in Kings County (Brooklyn) or Manhattan (New York County). I live alone with my dog and am a fairly petite female. Although I’m not a shabby fighter when it comes to self-defense, it‘s well known that fists are the last thing you have to worry about around here.

Any input would be appreciated. I’ve lived in the Middle East, but this neighborhood really takes the cake…
Everyone, I am very familiar with the Constitution and the 2nd amendment. I have my BA in Political Science. HOWEVER, you can’t even have a firecracker in New York City, so my concerns about laws regarding mace are valid. My question was stated politely and respectfully. Please exercise the same behavior in your responses. Thank you.

admin answers:

Mace, which when not used as a brand name is a mixture of CS & CN gas is not legal in most states fro civilian carry. Pretty hard to find to.

Likely you are talking about that excellent self defense tool, pepper spray.
Legal in NYC to carry adn of course to use in self defense.
Weird thing is that pepper spray cannot be bought from an out fo state source in the whole state, no mai orders.
You can get pepper spray at most local drug and hardware stores in NYC.
If you really feel the need to oder by mail you can order animal repellent or defense sprays which are legal to ship into NYS.

In any case look for 5 to 10% concentration (no more than 10%). I always recommend the stream spray kind. You tend to hit what you need to, the face, but do not have a lot of extra spray going around to disable yourself.

You have to practice. Many sell water sprays in the same canister. You really have to work with someone pretending to attack you and you have to spray them in the face, run into the street and start screaming as you run away.
Practice screaming, despite what they think most cannot scream when really needed.
Always walk with head up and be aware of your surroundings. Then you do not look like a victim to predators.

David asks…

Stray dog in our yard? Help?

So, stray dogs are attracted to our house.
So far we’ve had three just come in our yard and stay for a few hours the. Leave.
This is the fourth dog this year, none ofthe animal services offices are open, last time this happened we called 9-1-1 because the dog was big, and it has some white stuff comin from it‘s mouth, but the lady just gave ke animal services number and said the police couldn’t do anything.
Anyway, I think this dog is a poodle, it clearly has an owner, judging from it‘s fresh hair cut, but no tags.
We have a small dog, and it‘s not doing much harm, jus roaming our yard, and our dog just barking and following it.
What are we suppose to do?

admin answers:

Keeping dogs out of one’s yard is not an exact science, and apart from building a fence there aren’t many fool-proof ways to go about it. There are, however, a few things you can try.

Most of the known methods involve placing a sensory deterrent around the perimeter. Spraying vinegar, or a cayenne and red pepper mix just around the edge has been known to repel animals. I’ve also heard of half-rotted potatoes, but that is more for gardens (since I don’t imagine you want them laying around).

Here is a link to a site I found with many examples of sensory deterrents: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/03/03jul14a.cfm

Also, check your state’s legislation for the legal obligations of the animal services office. It doesn’t seem legal for them to shaft you every time.

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Your Questions About Is It Legal To Pepper Spray A Dog

Joseph asks…

Is it illegal to kick or attack a dog if it attacks your dog?

A larger dog nearly attacked my dog while on a walk today. My dog is not aggressive and did not respond to his aggression, so the dog settled down. But my number one thought at the moment was to kick the dog. I was ready to just kick it in the gut! I am even contemplating taking pepper spray with me on my walks now.

Would it be legal to kick it a dog attacking your dog?
My dog was on a leash the other dog wasn’t.

It‘s good to know I have legal right to fight back. I would never kick it if it doesn’t hurt my dog, only if it actually causes harm to my dog.

admin answers:

Get pepper spray, it is the safest thing. You kick a dog it might turn on you (happened to my husband trying to ward of an attacking mastiff in a similar situation) but you spray that dog, like with the bear quality spray, and it likely will stop the attack and head for the hills!

I keep my spray in my hand when I walk my dogs.

Thomas asks…

effective legal dog deterrent that I could carry (UK)?

I’m a photographer, and spend a lot of time photographing country parks and the like. Every time without fail there’s at least one person with a rottweiler or german shepherd etc. where the dog‘s not on a lead, trotting along on narrow path about 100 yards in front of the owner, that then haunches up and starts growling when our paths are about to cross. A couple of times I’ve got the distinct impression that any sudden movements or carrying on walking towards them would have seen me in real trouble.

Is there anything I could carry with me that would deter an attacking dog, that’s legal in the UK?

Or failing that any tips for if a dog should attack?

admin answers:

You can get a pocket can of wasp spray … It is perfectly legal to carry … And if i was confronted with a large growling dog, it would be a wimpering mess with one shot of the wasp spray cuz i am not waiting for some inconsiderate owner to control their dog … Wasp spray also has a longer shooting distance than pepper spray so even more effective as you can be further back … If the dog attacks, take out its eyes …

Charles asks…

is Pepperspray or Mace legal in Ontario?

Does anyone know if pepperspray or mace is legal in Ontario, Canada for personal protection?

admin answers:

It is not illegal to possess pepper spray, but you can’t use it on people as it would become a weapon. You can carry pepper spray if you intend to use it on dogs or bears. Anything can be a weapon if that’s what you intend to use it for.
For example:
If you are walking down the street with a baseball bat at 2:00pm and tell the officer you are going to play baseball then you are ok.
If you tell the officer it is for “personal protection” you can be arrested for “possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace”.

So I recommend that if you choose to carry some around and are asked about it, make sure it is to protect yourself from that vicious “dog” that sometimes hangs around your street when you go for walks.

Check out this link, go down the page to “legality” and check out Canada, the information is accurate.
Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_spray

Chris asks…

is it legal to carry mace spray or pepper spray for self defense in ireland?

If attacked one could use it ?
I am disabled and not very good at defending myself

admin answers:

No, it’s illegal. If you use it during an attack you can be prosecuted by your assailant for aggravated assault. Disability is not an acceptable defence in court, the law is the law.

It’s safer not to carry a weapon of any kind. Most law-abiding citizens have no experience of using weapons and are more likely to have their weapon seized and used against them that to actually use it themselves. To be safe, get a burglar alarm and a dog, don’t go in to known troubled areas, don’t go home alone from pubs/clubs late at night, avoid drinking alcohol to excess and don’t be a wisemouth. Do that and you should be okay, regardless of any disability.

Ken asks…

What if…. Dog Question HELP!!?

What are you supposed to do if you are walking your dog and a stray tries to attack you and or your dog? Just wondering what should i do if that was to ever happen. Anyone had experience with this? Also my dog loves other dogs and would immediately get excited and lunge to play with it, I wouldnt know what to do. Anyone? I will chose a best answer. Please be logical and not rude. My dog is right now a german shepherd / lab mix and she is seven months old female.

admin answers:

Well the best thing to do, if you anticipate and are already getting worried about it, is to carry pepper-spray when you are walking your dog, there is really nothing else you can do but spray the dog or else they’ll fight, and the outcome of that could be very serious and tragic. Other than that you can call the police and have them notify animal control, but by the time they get to you it can be too late. Consider the pepper spray idea, it is not inhumane and it is legal, it also cannot permanently harm the dog, only enough to make it go away, which is all you really need. Remember your safety and that of your dog’s is priority, and by following my advice will lead you to safety in that situation, and it will also not harm the offender (attacking dog).

Hope it helped..

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Your Questions About Is It Legal To Mace A Dog

Chris asks…

Anyone else get a ticket in San diego for having your dog off leash?

I got one today and was wondering how much it would be. I plan to fight it as the park I go to is generally accepted as a dog park. Policy change is needed rather than taxing us dog owners.
i was also wonderign if anyone else has successfully fouhgt a ticket like this?
Ok lets get one thing straight for those of you condemning my actions. When Im at the park with my dog all he cares about it his ball. he doesnt walk up to people or run frantically9i have specifically trained him not to) And i tell you what, if you pull out a can of mace on my dog and mace him, youd better have more than that in your pocket….lets jsut leave that at that.

Adams park has dozens of people come there everyday with their dogs, some are irresponsible in training and others like me,. are not irresponsible. So yes instead of ticketing someone like me minding my own business, the cop couldve been oh..looking for that ex cop thats killed people and waged war on police and their families.
Just today a mother with her baby came up and she asked if the baby could play with my pup and i said of course. this baby was just barely able to walk and my pup was very gentle with her. I have trained him to be this way is my point.
Furthermore, this attitude of just pay it and obey the

admin answers:

Is there a sign that says it’s a dog park or that off leashed dogs are allowed? If not then you don’t have a legal leg to stand on in trying to fight the ticket. Lesson learned, take your dog to a dog park next time.

I wish they would ticket people more often for letting their dogs off leash in areas where it is not allowed. Maybe I wouldn’t have to yank out mace as often as I do because a strange dog comes running up to me with a owner yelling behind “He’s friendly!” sorry but I nor my dog want to meet your uncontrolled off leash dog.

Add:
General you as opposed to you specifically for the dog running up to other people.
But yes if a strange dog runs up to me I will mace them; or would you prefer I let my dog that does not generally get along with other dogs bite them while walking nicely on a leash because they can not bother to control their dogs? Mace is safer for me and my dog thank you very much.

You broke the law, and now you’re just saying “why did I get caught and not them!?” (the equivalent of “they were speeding too, why didn’t you ticket them?”) You were not in the right in this regardless of how well trained your dog is. Put the dog on the leash and legally walk him or go somewhere that legally allows dogs off leash.
If you really want to argue it go for it, but legally you do not have a case.

Lizzie asks…

Mace or Pepperspray (some questions)?

Are they the same? And can someone please tell me the “best” model/kind? I want to buy one from Amazon, and sometimes the reviews are confusing. I read this online article about what people do for positive online reviews, and I can’t help but feel like half of the people are either trying to sabotage or endorse a product. I thought about getting something called amace gun.” Also, price is not an issue for me.

admin answers:

Mace (tear gas) is a chemical made in a laboratory. Pepper spray contains natural ingredient. In some states, pepper is legal but mace is not. They are both similar in that they cause an allergic reaction making it difficult to see and breath. They both also cause intense irritation.

There is a small percentage of people that are not effected by one or the other. Mace may have a slightly higher percentage of people it doesn’t effect. However, I’ve not heard of anyone that is immune to both. You can purchase a mixture that contains both mace and pepper, such as Mace Triple Action.

Http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com/mace-triple-action-mace-triple-action-personal-80136-p=686

Here is an example of another I found, but I’m sure there are several more. Http://www.thehomesecuritysuperstore.com/tear-gas-guard-dog-3-in-1-18-percent-pepper-spray-ps-gdcsoc18-1-p=2657

Laura asks…

Scared to take dogs out properly?

So about a year ago my dog who is a small yorkie x chihuahua got attacked by a much bigger dog who was running around the streets off its lead.. I dont really live in the best area and without sounding horrible there are alot of badly trained staffys where j live… So I only take my dogs out where I know its safe but I’d love to take them to the beach or something again without fear of anything happening to them.. My other dog is a chihuahua and he is very small and squeaky which would probably make him more a target…

admin answers:

If it’s legal for you, maybe carry around a can of mace? I think some people also use bear spray? I’m not sure about gun/weapon laws in America so I cant answer for that.Is it possible to drive to another dog friendly beach too? I mean, I love Staffies and Pit Bulls and all of them myself, but I wouldnt want to have any of my dogs dealing with an altercation with a loose/stray dog aggressive staffy/pit bull. If its trained,leashed and under control I dont care, but when loose with no owner or restraint and is aggressive is not something I would not want to chance with my dogs.

George asks…

What is legal in New York?

I’m a 23 year old female and I  live in Western New York. It‘s no New York City but it‘s still a city, full of homeless and other sketchy people. I live in a very nice apartment with special keys you need to enter and get on tge elevator ect. Anyways when I’m waking to or from my car or taking my dog outside I get approached by atleast 1 person because there is a small minimart at the corner of our street. 

So last night some man approached me while I was waiting for my dog to go to the bathroom and he was asking me how much I paid for my dog then he asked if he could use my cell phone. I told him I didn’t have it on me (thank god i didn’t) he then bum rushes me and dug into my vest pockets. I of course screamed and hit and ran inside. I called the cops when I went inside they showed up and told me I didn’t have to file a report because nothing was taken. 

I have never been so scared in my life. Obviously I know I shouldn’t go outside alone but there are times I don’t have a choice, and my dog is a pug so he has no scare factor.  I was wondering what are legal forms of protection in ny and what would work best/easiest. 

Thanks 
I weigh 116 lbs I’m afraid I woudnt be able to over power someone if it came down to it

admin answers:

Under NY law you can apply for and carry $5 a mace or other device that will temporarily disable someone like your attacker.
I had a friend who when she ran, would carry around her neck, a small air horn device that would shatter ear drums or send dogs running.

Mary asks…

What is a legal, effective spray to use to stop dog attacks?

If any of you animal lovers don’t like this question, you can bite me, but your dog can’t. If my neighbor would keep their dog on a leash I wouldn’t buy such a product but if you don’t keep your dog on a leash it is you that is abusing your dog when a human defends themselves.

admin answers:

Mace has a product called Muzzle and it can be purchased for under $10. It is very humane and has no long term effects. There are also electronic devices available as well.

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Your Questions About Is It Legal To Use Pepper Spray On A Dog

Carol asks…

So if a dog sees its owner getting, attacked what would it do?

Like lets say you are walking your dog and someone comes up to you and punches you and while you are down the person stomps on you. What will your dog do?

Also.

1. What breed would you want in this situation? As in what dog breed would defend you and put up one heck of a fight.

2. What breed would you definitely not want? Like what dog breeds are famous for letting their owners get attacked.

admin answers:

It depends. My husky would have cowered and run way. My brother’s husky would probably defend him.

While some breeds have a higher protection drive due to breeding i.e. Herding and flock guarding, protection is neither breed specific nor particularly predictable.

If you’re worried about getting attacked and you are in the market for a dog AND you are willing to work with a knowledgeable trainer for personal protection then you’d want a german shepherd from working lines, ideally. The dog would likely do very well in Schutzhund trials. The dog would likely also cost more than the GSD down at the animal shelter. A lot more.

You most assuredly do not want to entrust your life to a golden retriever. :P

But as I said, many dogs, if not most, will step up and help defend their owner if their owner appears unable to successfully do so themselves. It’s also important to note that there are German Shepherds out there that would more likely run and hide or try to get the attacker to toss a tennis ball for them.

Protection is a combination of two things: strong working drive in a dog bred specifically for guarding and protective behaviors and proper, consistent training and handling so the dog is manageable, safe to be around for those who mean you know harm, etc.

While a dog defending you won’t get in trouble in most legal jurisdictions, if your dog is trained for personal protection specifically they will more closely scrutinize you, your dog, your dog’s training, and your control over your dog. As soon as somebody hears “my dog was trained to protect me” they will start looking at important things like “did the dog attack an article of clothing around the wrist or ankle, or did he go for exposed flesh?” “Did the dog simply hold the attacker there until reinforcements arrive or did he continue to bite, growl, excessively menace, or even maul the attacker?” “Did the dog release the attacker immediately on command?”

If you want a protection dog please, please, PLEASE realize you will have to have the help of a professional trainer. Many people try to turn their dog into a guard/protection dog. Pit bulls that maul the mail man are a good example of “my dog is very protective of me.” You need an understanding of canine psychology, a reputable trainer, and you must be consistent.

So long story short my point is you’d be better off with pepper spray or a concealed weapons permit.

[Edit] Also note that Schutzhund training is no substitution for proper protection training. Schutzhund is a game to the dog and a gauge for the owner/handler to determine working drive. Nothing more.

Sandra asks…

I’m a door-to-door salesman I’m often confronted with aggressive dogs, how can I legally defend myself?

I often do door-to-door selling and sometimes I’m confronted with vicious pets, usually dogs. Is there a spray I can buy/use to defend myself that will not have legal repercussions if the dog is temporarily blinded or ill?? I’m unaware of such products but know that similar self-defence products exist but aimed at the intruder/attacker scenario, but not at animals. What would you do/carry??

admin answers:

Use pepper spray, and spray into the dogs face. It don’t hurt the dog in the long run, but will stop it in its tracks immediately. Dog will yelp and run off. Our electric company provides this pepper spray for their meter readers.

George asks…

ok my neighbers dog are mean?

and they keep coming in my yard and trying to bite me and kill my yorkie she inside but she has to go outside to the bathroom the neighbers dog killed my cat what shoud i do about it

admin answers:

Whether or not you think it will work, you have to talk to the neighbors and try to explain the issue. A lot of pet owners are like parents who think their children can do no harm, but it might help and at least when you call the dog officer or police it won’t be coming out of left field for them.

You should arm yourself with pepper spray if it is legal in your state and look up how to stand up to a dog without provoking it further. Sometimes it’s dangerous to not ‘stand your ground’.

You may have to call the police or dog officer. Don’t expect the neighbors to love you for it, but you have the right to be safe and shouldn’t be forced to fence your property to make people respect it and your rights.

I hope that this gets smoothed out easily, but if things start to escalate you should gather some evidence. (video or picture)
Do not lower yourself to the level of shouting, name calling, or revenge. If you have to go to the authorities to solve this problem, it will be in your best interest to look squeaky clean and stand on the grounds that you’re just trying to pursue happiness and it is your right. You don’t want them to get the impression that this is a neighbor feud and that they are being used as tools or weapons in it.

Robert asks…

Do letter carriers feel confident in using a dog dazer to prevent attack.?

I am still in orientation as a PTF carrier. During our safety training a dog dazer was shown to us saying how some city support the staff with the use of one. Has anyone had success or failure do to using one. They are affordable, which makes me question why the Post Office wouldn’t supply them to all carriers if they were worth it? Are they?
I was amazed to learn some dogs are not bothered at all by pepper spray. So I was thinking of ordering a dazer.

admin answers:

Go with the pepper spray provided by the USPS. Dazers are illegal in some areas and I’m afraid you could end up with a legal wrangle if you cross the wrong person. You have more important things to worry about during probation.

Steven asks…

I have 3 dogs, my neighbors let a man move in with his pit who has killed another of his dogs…I am worried?

My 3 dogs (Akita, Pit mix & Mastiff) are inside dogs, although go outside to play and go to the bathroom. I am concerned because one of my neighbors boyfriend just moved in with a pit and told me last night that his pit killed his other dog. What should I do? Our fence is not that sturdy.
The guy who owns him is not a nice person. He has only been here 2 days and has been drunk the whole time, he almost got a public intox but the cops gave him another chance. I don’t want problems with my neighbors, the ones who are on the lease (we both rent and the fence is both of ours), we are actually moving at the end of the month. I am always outside with my dogs even before this to make sure they are safe. My Akita and Pit mix are neutered and spayed but my Mastiff is only 6 months and the vet wants more testosterone to build for stronger bones before he gets neutered.

admin answers:

I would make sure that the dog is unable to get through the fence. If that means going in on a new fence with the neighbor, do it. If that other dog is given an opportunity, it has already shown dog aggression and your dogs are in danger. Speak with the owner and ask what he’s doing to try to correct the situation and what his plan is to prevent the dog from getting to your dogs. I would take legal action if he’s uninterested in doing anything on his own.

P.s. – Too bad they allowed the man to move in with them – but in the mean time – stay outside with your dogs when out and perhaps buy some mace or pepper spray just in case the dog is able to get to your dogs. Move happily! This man is going to get himself and his dog in trouble by not preventing it’s dog aggression. If a person gets in the middle of a fight, they too will be victims of that dog. Those are the people who give ALL pitbulls a bad name!

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Mandy asks…

Is it legal to bring dog repellent into the US?

admin answers:

Not sure it is legal to bring something into the country… They sell dog repellent here… We road bike and spend alot of time riding so we always carry a thing of mace on our bikes to repel dogs

Richard asks…

Are pitbulls good security dogs?

I live in Kensington, North Philadelphia and I’m an 18 year old girl, I used to live with my cousin his 28 and his girlfriend they have 3 big massive pitbull’s no one ever messed with them cause if any one came to the door the dogs would go crazzzzyyy and the person would run..

now I’m living with just me, my sister who’s 17 and my cousin who’s also a girl and 18…
a lot of guys around here try and get in our house probably cause they no were just young girls who live here…
actually just the other day this crazy guy who was about 6 ft, african american, looked like a crack head saw me and my sister sitting in the living room watching tv and he tried to get in the house, he punched the door in and me and my sister ran to a bedroom and locked the door crying and called I the police… that was not the first time actually, our house has been robbed, people climbed in our windows, stuff stolen ect..

Are pitbulls good guard dogs, cause I know they look scary.. I don’t want to raise it violently I just want to make it look scary like with a spiked collar but I just want people to stop trying to get in our house, I can’t sleep at night and I no with a big pitbull it could protect us!

so what do you think should we get one cause my homie has 3 for sale and I could go and get the pitbull (a brown male whos 12 weeks) right now!

admin answers:

I own two Staffordshire Terriers. One is the alarm and will bark. The other is usually quiet, but will bark once in a while. As far as a “Guard Dog” they aren’t very good. But the good thing is the “Rep” they have. So the intimidation factor is good. Since you have more immediate needs, you should go to the local shelter to find a dog. Rotties, Shepards, Labs, Pits are perceived as guard type dogs. Getting a puppy will do nothing to help reverse your situation. I’ve known Rotties that are just big babies and some that are protective. So it’s really up to the dog and how YOU manage the dog.

My two scare the crap out of lots of people, but have never hurt a single person. I trust my two to allow them to relax out front of my home untethered. They never bother people or other dogs in my ‘hood. I have a neighbor with a very large APBT and he’s just a teddy bear at almost 85 pounds.

Another thing to consider is if you’re renting the home/apartment, are you allowed to have a dog? If not, then I’d be heading to the local gun store to get “Pepper Spray” or Mace. The other suggestion is going to the local Sporting Goods store a purchase a “Starters” pistol. It’ll look like a real gun but it isn’t. It’ll be enough to scare off most perps. Nobody wants to be on the business end of a gun! These don’t fire anything but blanks that make noise, so nobody gets hurt. So if that “Crazy Guy” comes back all you have to do is yell, “I’ve got a gun and I’ll shoot you if you come through that door”. That usually makes even crazy people think twice. Plus side is you don’t have to feed it or clean up after it. Cost is pretty cheap, and the intimidation factor is very high.

I’m a guy and live in a rough area in CA. The dogs are first line of intimidation. I own three guns as my final solution for intruders. I also carry Pepper spray on my belt whenever out of my home.

I have fourth solution which is legal to own and anybody can buy, but I’m not going to post that solution on here. But if you want that answer, email me back and I’ll tell you about it.

Helen asks…

about “Dog the bounty hunter” isent this illegal?

This guy is a prior gang member with nearly 20 armed robbery convictions and he was also charged with 1st degree murder. I’m pretty sure all those are felony’s….How come this idiot is walking around with 2 cans of bear spray taped to his legs? Isn’t mace considered a weapon? An aren’t people who have been convicted of felony’s no allowed to own a weapon, let alone carry it openly? Why does this murderer have a tv show? How hard is it to find someone on an island you can drive completely around in 2 hours?

admin answers:

The states he works in, HI and CO, he’s legal to carry mace.

And you’re right, his bounty hunts are all a joke, but he’s good tv, so that’s why he’s on the air. His son actually holds the bail bond license in HI and his wife in CO, he’s not legal to even hold the license.

Jenny asks…

Would you date someone with a big, mean dog?

There is a nice-looking, young lady in my office that has difficulty finding decent guys to date. I told her one of the big reasons is that she has a big, mean Rottweiler that goes everywhere with her and a lot of guys don’t want to deal with that. She disagrees. What do you think?

admin answers:

Establish dominance by feeding it food.
That never fails (hopefully). Once it sees you as a source OF food … That dog wont be “mean” to you anymore. That is how lion keepers gain the trust of lions in their care.

Just in case, carry mace (if legal in your area). Dogs hate mace more than a smack in the nose. In some countries overseas, postmen carry pepper sprays because of angry rampaging pets. Although… The woman might not like the site of you petting her dog with one hand while clasping a mace can in the other.

But, dont be suicidal. If its a dog with a history of attacking people… Stay far away. That is a dangerous animal that digs holes for bones and graves for people. Rotts do have a history of killing people. If it was a chimp.. It would have been outlawed as a pet ages ago.

If she had any class.. She would separate a dangerous dog from her guests and friends automatically by default. Meeting a big territorial dog is scary by all accounts and that meeting should always involve the transfer of yummy foodstuffs. You giving it food. That way you start off on the right foot. Toss him some biscuits.

When my parents had business parties for clients….. Our dogs would end up in the basement in virtual quarantine and these were tiny yappy dogs.

But…. Dogs are smarter than you think.
They have an ability to tell a threat from a friend.
My dog, when I was a kid, would always accept anybody she saw with me as a friend to play with. She could tell we were friends and playing. But.. A new mailman? Parcel delivery guy? Pizza guy?
She’d bark the roof off in a state of alert. “danger”.

Dogs have some ability to rationalize and socialize. Thats how they became pets.

But.. On other side of the coin…. Rotts were used by germans to help kill jews and they are dangerous animals designed to help the germans of the past take over Europe. A military dog. A police dog. (“police dog” is a euphemism for “war dog” in that breed’s case or “anti jew dog” in east germany’s case).

Would I date someone with a big dog like that?
Nope.
I own dogs of my own and I dont want the stress of having to introduce them should we move in together. I wouldnt even know where to begin introducing my two dogs to a woman’s rottie. And if they start fighting… She’d start killing my dog with a bat to save her dog.. And I’d be killing her dog with a bat to save my dog. Bleah. How does that even work?

More trouble (and danger) than its worth, from my angle.
But at the same time.. I wouldnt want to throw away a great girl over a dog. Who wants to throw away a lifetime of marital happiness and bliss for an animal that only lives 10 years?
Wow. Tricky situation.

Sandy asks…

Neighbor’s extremely annoying dog…what to do?

My neighbor’s got a small dog (chihuahua) about 2-3 months ago. This dog barks constantly and it seems like even when the neighbors are home they do nothing about it. I can hear it in my house and this dog will bark for hours on end without ever stopping until they bring it inside. It seriously sounds like this thing is sitting next to me in my living room and I have no doubt it can be heard on the street behind us too…
The dog also gets loose sometimes and will chase people, other dogs, and cars down the street. It acts horrible and I truly think this dog would bite someone if given the chance. It has run onto my property several times and barks at us, even trying to nip at my legs when I was in my driveway one day. I can’t even bring my own dog outside because I don’t want to risk her hurting my neighbors dog and being taken away or put down because she bit the little brat that keeps antagonizing her.
These neighbors are completely unable (or unwilling) to control their dog. It never shuts up and it doesn’t bark at anything in particular…it simply barks…all day, and sometimes night.
I plan on leaving a note in their mailbox asking them again (nicely) to do something about it. If this dog is still carrying on by the end of the week I need to do something about it.
Should I call animal control? Or the police?

(For the record I normally love dogs but there is seriously something wrong with this creature, even my dad thinks so)
@OOOOO…thank you captain obvious “it‘s an animal”. Why do you think i said I’d call ANIMAL control? Did you know there’s a noise ordinance violation for a dog barking more than 30 minutes??? I’ve told them it‘s annoying several times, or did you miss that part? They don’t care! All they would have to do is keep the dog crated in the house rather than crated in the garage like now and no one would hear it yapping.
The dog barked for 4 HOURS straight this morning! And it still keeps going off! Secondly they know it‘s dangerous. The dog tried to bite me ON MY OWN PROPERTY and all the owner did was mosey on over and tell me not to yell at it… I guess getting bitten is better than yelling go away…
@E.H.Amos…Thank you, that’s very helpful. I definitely would call a non emergency number not 911. I’m not sure how I could record the barking but I’ll try to think of something. I know my county ordinance is barking for over 30 minutes because I looked it up earlier. I would really like for them to do something about it themselves. The guy is really nice and tries to comply with our requests but his girlfriend is the inconsiderate one and unfortunately the one home all day…
Also just to add another danger related to this dog
When it got loose a few days ago running down the street after a guy walking his dog, the lady sent her toddler (seriously 2 MAYBE 3 years old) running down the middle of the road to catch it. Yeah, get your kid run over chasing a dog that you can’t control…

admin answers:

Check with the library, your town hall or Animal Control for the laws for your town/city on nusiance barking. You may better determine what your rights are, once you know your laws on the subject. I think including a COPY of the law, would be helpful when leaving a note for your neighbor.

Try to make a recording (with your phone or a video camera) for a record. If they do not start keeping the dog quieter, then do start reporting it, to AC. If you have it recorded, you can prove it is happening even if the dog is magically quiet when they arrive on the scene, or if you have to go to court. See if you can find additional upset neighbors, over the issue. You may have strength in numbers. Perhaps, they will all begin to call in complaints, if you provide them the legal remedy your laws offer.

You can ask police in your town (on a NON-EMERGENCY number) if they will respond (if you do have LAWS on the books) concerning nusiance barking. I have a feeling AC usually handles it, but if after hours, or on weekends, or during a holiday, the police may be the only ones available to respond.

If the barking continues & you can provide a video recording of it going long-term (for an hours) you may be able to take them to small claims court & win, but I hope AC or the police can straighten this out for you.

You also have the right to call AC anytime you see the dog LOOSE off their property. Your dog will not be cited if the dog is attacked IN your yard. However, another way to handle this dog, is to go buy MACE spray. Have it on you (atached by caribineer clip to belt loop) or in your pocket, at all times & squirt the dog in the face, if you feel threatened. It will back off, ASAP. (I guarantee it works (but will not do long term damage to it.) Of course, the dog may AVOID you thereafter….

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Steven asks…

List of items that are a must need for camping.?

admin answers:

Use this to make your own

Check out the following sites to give you ideas

http://camping.about.com/od/campingforbeginners/Advice_for_Beginners.htm

http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm

Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)
Shelter and Bedding (essentials)
__ tent
__ tarp
__ sleeping bag
__ sleeping pad
__ headrest

Cooking and Dining (essentials)
__ water
__ food
__ cooler
__ camp stove
__ mess kit
__ can opener
__ charcoal

Clothes
__ t-shirts
__ shorts
__ jeans/pants
__ socks
__ shoes/boots
__ camp shoes
__ hat/cap
__ sweater
__ rain poncho
__ underwear
__ swim suit
__ laundry bag
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________

Personal Hygiene
__ tooth brush
__ tooth paste
__ wash rag(s)
__ towel(s)
__ soap
__ comb/brush
__ nail clippers
__ razor
__ toilet paper
__ _____________
__ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)
__ book
__ cot
__ comforter
__ throw rug
__ pillow

Cooking and Dining (optionals)
__ charcoal chimney
__ smoker
__ Dutch oven
__ hot dog sticks
__ pie irons
__ chairs
__ folding table
__ table cloth
__ butane lighter
__ screen room

Cleaning Items
__ broom
__ dust pan
__ whisk broom
__ lawn rake
__ dish pan
__ detergent
__ dish rags
__ ppt scrubber

First Aid Kit
__ personal medication
__ bandages
__ aspirin, Tylenol
__ medical tape
__ sterile gauze
__ elastic wrap
__ antiseptic wipes
__ antibiotic cream
__ burn ointment
__ sunburn lotion
__ hydrogen peroxide
__ scissors
__ tweezers
__ eye wash
__ sanitary napkins
__ snake bite kit Chuck Box
__ salt and pepper
__ herbs and spices
__ cooking oil
__ pot holders
__ paper towels
__ napkins
__ plastic trash bags
__ tongs and spatula
__ aluminum foil
__ measuring cups
__ plastic silverware
__ paper plates/bowls
__ plastic cups
__ zip lock bags
__ knives
__ cutting board
__ cork screw

Miscellaneous Items
__ binoculars
__ bird guide
__ bug spray
__ bungi cords
__ camera
__ candles
__ cards, games
__ cell phone
__ clothes pins
__ compass
__ duct tape
__ fishing gear
__ flashlight
__ frisbee
__ GPS
__ kites
__ knife
__ lantern
__ matches
__ pen and paper
__ rope
__ shower bag
__ sun block
__ tools
__ water filters
__ whistle

Thomas asks…

ok i have 2 go camping with my famliy what mayjour things should i bring?

and there a really cute boy that i want to inpress

admin answers:

Http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm

or

Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)
Shelter and Bedding (essentials)
__ tent
__ tarp
__ sleeping bag
__ sleeping pad
__ headrest

Cooking and Dining (essentials)
__ water
__ food
__ cooler
__ camp stove
__ mess kit
__ can opener
__ charcoal

Clothes
__ t-shirts
__ shorts
__ jeans/pants
__ socks
__ shoes/boots
__ camp shoes
__ hat/cap
__ sweater
__ rain poncho
__ underwear
__ swim suit
__ laundry bag
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________

Personal Hygiene
__ tooth brush
__ tooth paste
__ wash rag(s)
__ towel(s)
__ soap
__ comb/brush
__ nail clippers
__ razor
__ toilet paper
__ _____________
__ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)
__ book
__ cot
__ comforter
__ throw rug
__ pillow

Cooking and Dining (optionals)
__ charcoal chimney
__ smoker
__ Dutch oven
__ hot dog sticks
__ pie irons
__ chairs
__ folding table
__ table cloth
__ butane lighter
__ screen room

Cleaning Items
__ broom
__ dust pan
__ whisk broom
__ lawn rake
__ dish pan
__ detergent
__ dish rags
__ ppt scrubber

First Aid Kit
__ personal medication
__ bandages
__ aspirin, Tylenol
__ medical tape
__ sterile gauze
__ elastic wrap
__ antiseptic wipes
__ antibiotic cream
__ burn ointment
__ sunburn lotion
__ hydrogen peroxide
__ scissors
__ tweezers
__ eye wash
__ sanitary napkins
__ snake bite kit Chuck Box
__ salt and pepper
__ herbs and spices
__ cooking oil
__ pot holders
__ paper towels
__ napkins
__ plastic trash bags
__ tongs and spatula
__ aluminum foil
__ measuring cups
__ plastic silverware
__ paper plates/bowls
__ plastic cups
__ zip lock bags
__ knives
__ cutting board
__ cork screw

Miscellaneous Items
__ binoculars
__ bird guide
__ bug spray
__ bungi cords
__ camera
__ candles
__ cards, games
__ cell phone
__ clothes pins
__ compass
__ duct tape
__ fishing gear
__ flashlight
__ frisbee
__ GPS
__ kites
__ knife
__ lantern
__ matches
__ pen and paper
__ rope
__ shower bag
__ sun block
__ tools
__ water filters
__ whistle
__ _____________
__ _____________

James asks…

I would like to take my two kids camping, for the first time, what should I bring other than a tent?

I have two kids, ages 8 and 9. I am a single mom. I bought a tent and would like to take them camping, but am unsure of the types of things I should bring. I know the basics, tent, blankets, first aid kit, food, insect repellent. But I’m looking to do this for as cheaply as possible. Here is what we have so far, blankets, pillows, tent, and even transportation to and from a camping site, we’ve got bottles to fill with water, and even some sparklers for fun. Any ideas? I’m sure I could come up with a list on my own, but I’d prefere to get suggestions from people who have already been there and done that. Thanks in advance
I’ve decided to go to a camp grounds, especially where it is our first time. I’d like to go for three days. It will cost me about 120 bucks {still looking for cheaper} So far all the suggesstions are awsome, and informative. I’m learning a great deal. I am also going to try to convince another adult to come to so that I can sit back and relax.

admin answers:

Http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm

http://camping.about.com/od/campingforbeginners/Advice_for_Beginners.htm

Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)
Shelter and Bedding (essentials)
__ tent
__ tarp
__ sleeping bag
__ sleeping pad
__ headrest

Cooking and Dining (essentials)
__ water
__ food
__ cooler
__ camp stove
__ mess kit
__ can opener
__ charcoal

Clothes
__ t-shirts
__ shorts
__ jeans/pants
__ socks
__ shoes/boots
__ camp shoes
__ hat/cap
__ sweater
__ rain poncho
__ underwear
__ swim suit
__ laundry bag
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________

Personal Hygiene
__ tooth brush
__ tooth paste
__ wash rag(s)
__ towel(s)
__ soap
__ comb/brush
__ nail clippers
__ razor
__ toilet paper
__ _____________
__ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)
__ book
__ cot
__ comforter
__ throw rug
__ pillow

Cooking and Dining (optionals)
__ charcoal chimney
__ smoker
__ Dutch oven
__ hot dog sticks
__ pie irons
__ chairs
__ folding table
__ table cloth
__ butane lighter
__ screen room

Cleaning Items
__ broom
__ dust pan
__ whisk broom
__ lawn rake
__ dish pan
__ detergent
__ dish rags
__ ppt scrubber

First Aid Kit
__ personal medication
__ bandages
__ aspirin, Tylenol
__ medical tape
__ sterile gauze
__ elastic wrap
__ antiseptic wipes
__ antibiotic cream
__ burn ointment
__ sunburn lotion
__ hydrogen peroxide
__ scissors
__ tweezers
__ eye wash
__ sanitary napkins
__ snake bite kit Chuck Box
__ salt and pepper
__ herbs and spices
__ cooking oil
__ pot holders
__ paper towels
__ napkins
__ plastic trash bags
__ tongs and spatula
__ aluminum foil
__ measuring cups
__ plastic silverware
__ paper plates/bowls
__ plastic cups
__ zip lock bags
__ knives
__ cutting board
__ cork screw

Miscellaneous Items
__ binoculars
__ bird guide
__ bug spray
__ bungi cords
__ camera
__ candles
__ cards, games
__ cell phone
__ clothes pins
__ compass
__ duct tape
__ fishing gear
__ flashlight
__ frisbee
__ GPS
__ kites
__ knife
__ lantern
__ matches
__ pen and paper
__ rope
__ shower bag
__ sun block
__ tools
__ water filters
__ whistle

Michael asks…

PLZZZ answer this if u ever went camping! :-)?

is this ok for a 12 yr old girl for camping outdoors? or is it for sleepovers and stuff like that? thx in advance. also what do u reccomend for a mother whos going camping 4 the first time(from walmart)

admin answers:

Go to a sporting goods store

http://camping.about.com/od/campingforbeginners/Camping_for_Beginners.htm

http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm

or

Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)
Shelter and Bedding (essentials)
__ tent
__ tarp
__ sleeping bag
__ sleeping pad
__ headrest

Cooking and Dining (essentials)
__ water
__ food
__ cooler
__ camp stove
__ mess kit
__ can opener
__ charcoal

Clothes
__ t-shirts
__ shorts
__ jeans/pants
__ socks
__ shoes/boots
__ camp shoes
__ hat/cap
__ sweater
__ rain poncho
__ underwear
__ swim suit
__ laundry bag
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________

Personal Hygiene
__ tooth brush
__ tooth paste
__ wash rag(s)
__ towel(s)
__ soap
__ comb/brush
__ nail clippers
__ razor
__ toilet paper
__ _____________
__ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)
__ book
__ cot
__ comforter
__ throw rug
__ pillow

Cooking and Dining (optionals)
__ charcoal chimney
__ smoker
__ Dutch oven
__ hot dog sticks
__ pie irons
__ chairs
__ folding table
__ table cloth
__ butane lighter
__ screen room

Cleaning Items
__ broom
__ dust pan
__ whisk broom
__ lawn rake
__ dish pan
__ detergent
__ dish rags
__ ppt scrubber

First Aid Kit
__ personal medication
__ bandages
__ aspirin, Tylenol
__ medical tape
__ sterile gauze
__ elastic wrap
__ antiseptic wipes
__ antibiotic cream
__ burn ointment
__ sunburn lotion
__ hydrogen peroxide
__ scissors
__ tweezers
__ eye wash
__ sanitary napkins
__ snake bite kit Chuck Box
__ salt and pepper
__ herbs and spices
__ cooking oil
__ pot holders
__ paper towels
__ napkins
__ plastic trash bags
__ tongs and spatula
__ aluminum foil
__ measuring cups
__ plastic silverware
__ paper plates/bowls
__ plastic cups
__ zip lock bags
__ knives
__ cutting board
__ cork screw

Miscellaneous Items
__ binoculars
__ bird guide
__ bug spray
__ bungi cords
__ camera
__ candles
__ cards, games
__ cell phone
__ clothes pins
__ compass
__ duct tape
__ fishing gear
__ flashlight
__ frisbee
__ GPS
__ kites
__ knife
__ lantern
__ matches
__ pen and paper
__ rope
__ shower bag
__ sun block
__ tools
__ water filters
__ whistle
__ _____________
__ _____________

Carol asks…

Food to bring for Camping???

and other things too like pocket knife, compass, watch, what else?????

admin answers:

Chili Cheese Dogs, Steak, Tacos, Chicken, Hamburgers etc>>

http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm

or

Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)
Shelter and Bedding (essentials)
__ tent
__ tarp
__ sleeping bag
__ sleeping pad
__ headrest

Cooking and Dining (essentials)
__ water
__ food
__ cooler
__ camp stove
__ mess kit
__ can opener
__ charcoal

Clothes
__ t-shirts
__ shorts
__ jeans/pants
__ socks
__ shoes/boots
__ camp shoes
__ hat/cap
__ sweater
__ rain poncho
__ underwear
__ swim suit
__ laundry bag
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________
__ _____________

Personal Hygiene
__ tooth brush
__ tooth paste
__ wash rag(s)
__ towel(s)
__ soap
__ comb/brush
__ nail clippers
__ razor
__ toilet paper
__ _____________
__ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)
__ book
__ cot
__ comforter
__ throw rug
__ pillow

Cooking and Dining (optionals)
__ charcoal chimney
__ smoker
__ Dutch oven
__ hot dog sticks
__ pie irons
__ chairs
__ folding table
__ table cloth
__ butane lighter
__ screen room

Cleaning Items
__ broom
__ dust pan
__ whisk broom
__ lawn rake
__ dish pan
__ detergent
__ dish rags
__ ppt scrubber

First Aid Kit
__ personal medication
__ bandages
__ aspirin, Tylenol
__ medical tape
__ sterile gauze
__ elastic wrap
__ antiseptic wipes
__ antibiotic cream
__ burn ointment
__ sunburn lotion
__ hydrogen peroxide
__ scissors
__ tweezers
__ eye wash
__ sanitary napkins
__ snake bite kit Chuck Box
__ salt and pepper
__ herbs and spices
__ cooking oil
__ pot holders
__ paper towels
__ napkins
__ plastic trash bags
__ tongs and spatula
__ aluminum foil
__ measuring cups
__ plastic silverware
__ paper plates/bowls
__ plastic cups
__ zip lock bags
__ knives
__ cutting board
__ cork screw

Miscellaneous Items
__ binoculars
__ bird guide
__ bug spray
__ bungi cords
__ camera
__ candles
__ cards, games
__ cell phone
__ clothes pins
__ compass
__ duct tape
__ fishing gear
__ flashlight
__ frisbee
__ GPS
__ kites
__ knife
__ lantern
__ matches
__ pen and paper
__ rope
__ shower bag
__ sun block
__ tools
__ water filters
__ whistle
__ _____________
__ _____________

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Your Questions About Does Pepper Spray Work On Everyone

Jenny asks…

What if you’re not strong enough to use pepper spray?

I am putting this in this category because I don’t know where else to put it.

Anyway I have low muscle tone and hand tremors. I have trouble getting the cheeze out of the eazy cheese bottle with that weird long white thing you push down. Or the breath mints that come in a tube and you have to push down to get a spray. I have trouble doing that.

I want something to defend myself but something I can use. What about a pepper spray gun? Where you pull the trigger and the pepper comes out.

Anyway there’s stun and taser but I don’t want to kill anyone.

Suggestions?

Oh before I go I saw on Burn Notice(producer said that he puts REAL stuff in there that’s possible in real life) that if you use a taser gun on someone touching you, you’ll get zapped and knocked out too. Is that true?

admin answers:

I’d go with the taser. You won’t kill anyone with it. The people who have been killed while being tasered went into cardiac arrest because they had just gotten through fighting several police officers. Tasers use around 500,000 volts. Volts can not stop your heart. Amps are what will kill you. It takes less than 1 amp to stop the human heart, but tasers do not use any amps and are perfectly safe.

Also, pepper spray doesn’t work on everyone.

Laura asks…

What would you like to ask?should i keep a bb gun in my truck for saftey?

im 17 years old, and its not that i dont believe in guns, i just dont feel like its something i should have right now. (Im 17). but i really feel like i should keep some sort of protection in my vehicle. should i maybe buy a bb gun or something, just in case.

admin answers:

Pepper spray is a good alternative for people who do not feel comfortable with gun. People who are not comfortable around guns and have guns are a danger to everyone. Pepper spray is a good choice for you.

Michael asks…

Why did the UC students practically beg to be pepper sprayed?

UC Davis Pepper Spray Massacre Victims Giggled & Smiled Describing “Torture”

For the record…

The UC Davis students who were holding the illegal protest on campus last weekend were warned that they would be pepper sprayed by the campus police. Not only that… But you can see in the video below that the students AGREED in the video to be pepper sprayed.

Why should anyone feel sorry for them? They were warned, they knew what was going to happen and it appears as though this is nothing more than propaganda to further their agenda. An attempt to make themselves look victimized.

Your opinions are welcomed, of course,.

If you didn’t watch the video and want to defend these people, don’t waste my time. Thanks!

admin answers:

Notice how all of the videos start a quarter of a second before the macing began?

No rights were violated. You have the right to peacefully assemble. You don’t have the right to block everyone else from doing their thing, which the Occupy Davis goons were doing.

They get off on this kind of drama. The OWS movement wouldn’t exist if they weren’t able to bait others.

Okay, so I watched it. The media has done a great job spinning it to make it look like these complete and utter dirt bags are victims. There is NO GOOD REASON to occupy the UC Davis Campus. Most of us rational people know why education is expensive and it is due to the fact that it is a government-run racket where you get to pick the rates that people pay and you get to loan the money to the students at your set-price. Carlo Gambino probably came up with it. Davis is a college town about 10 miles from Sacramento where there are no central banks. There are no headquarters for transnational corporations. There is a college, crappy student housing, bars and parks for all of the white students to hang out at. These bums are rabble rousers who brought this on themselves and cowards.

True story…once when I was 22 I was drunk and rowdy with some of my friends. My friend broke a bottle which resulted in the cops being called. The cops came and we decided to run our mouths to them and be as far from compliant as possible. We were both sprayed by the cops. It burned like crazy for about 20 minutes and the effects last another hour, but guess what? You get over it! The police use pepper spray to subdue you so that you don’t have to use force.

NOTE: Only rich kids go to UC Davis. I would be surprised if less than 99% of them had a credit card with their parent’s names on it. If my son grows up to be an entitled dead-beat, I am going to make him live like a socialist.

Charles asks…

Where can I buy pepperspray in Minneapolis, MN?

Years ago, my then boyfriend bought me pepper spray on a
convenient key chain. I have no idea where he bought it.
Alas, I lost my pepper spray/key chain a year ago and want to know where I can purchase another one in the Mpls./St.Paul area.

admin answers:

You can purchase pepper spray at Uniforms Unlimited in Minneapolis. The store specializes in outfitting police, security, and medical personnel – though everyone is welcome to shop there.

The store sells a couple brands of pepper spray – though I recommend the Spitfire brand for a few reasons. The device is ergonomically designed to allow you to accurately spray over your shoulder at an attacker that is behind you. The spray canister is discreetly enclosed within a colored plastic case, and is attached to a key ring. While a key is in car ignition, the canister can easily be yanked apart from key ring for instant use. And the device has an excellent safety mechanism to prevent accidental misfire.

Uniforms Unlimited
612) 377-0011
2220 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55405-3028

Spitfire’s web site: www.spitfire.us

Donna asks…

does everyone in the marines have to get OC sprayed?

just wondering because i got pepper sprayed and it hurt and i here OC is 10x worse lol ahh god my eyes can feel the burn already

admin answers:

I don’t know if EVERYONE has to but, if you are going to carry it you do. Furthermore you do have to experience the chamber (tear gas) to prove to you that your mask does indeed work.

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Your Questions About Does Pepper Spray Work On Spiders

James asks…

Yellowing Gardenia Flowers…natural?

I have two Gardenia plants. The leaves were yellowing, but I gave them fertalizer and that got better. Now the flowers are turning yellow soon after blooming white, or right away. After a day or two, they turn brown on the edges and die. Is this natural? I thought the bloom life was longer.

admin answers:

Could be lack of humidity , rather than lack of water . Could also be warmth . Makes flowers go faster. Are they in full sun? They might do better with some afternoon shade . Look on the undersides of the leaves, for webbing, &/or tiny brownish red mites . They are quite prone to Red Spider Mite , especially if stressed by drought, or lack of humidity see tiny little creepy-crawlers scurrying about, they have thrips . They also can suffer if the pH is too high .

If it is in a pot , put a saucer, full of stones , at least as wide as the plant . Fill it most of the way with water , but keep the pot above the water. If insects are part of the problem , spray with insecticidal soap . Use hot pepper wax, &/or Garlic Barrier periodically, to prevent future infestations. If you drink coffee, put the used grounds in the pot ,2-3 times/month. That will keep the pH right .
Some varieties are better than others. If you have a plain-jane variety, the flowers will be yellower, and shorter – lived than the idea of a gardenia , that you have in mind .

Sandra asks…

Zicam Cold Remedy Alert – Have you used it?

There is a link at the bottom of this to the FDA website with the information.
Here is an email from a friend I think you need to read and pass on:
I want my friends and loved ones to know what has happened to me in hopes that it will never happen to you or anybody you care about. About 10 days ago, I felt a cold coming on; so before I went to bed I used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel. It’s supposed to help you “get over your cold faster.” Immediately after I sprayed it into each nostril I felt the most horrific burning sensation imaginable. It literally felt like I had sprayed pepper spray directly into my brain. It burned all the way to the top of my skull. My nasal passages swelled, my eyes watered – the burning lasted all night long into the next day.

After about a day, I realized I couldn’t taste anything and I thought, “Wow – I must really have a bad cold..” Then I noticed that I couldn’t smell coffee brewing, couldn’t smell my perfume when I put it on, couldn’t smell the popcorn I burned, couldn’t smell my favorite candle. I panicked and starting smelling everything that I could find that had really strong odors – ammonia, finger nail polish remover, bleach, etc. I couldn’t smell ANYTHING! I started tasting everything that had really strong tastes such as HOT salsa, raw red onions, Doritos, coffee. I couldn’t taste ANYTHING!

I told my mother about this and she said, “Oh, I’ve heard Zicam can affect your Olfactory nerve.” I went online, typed in “Zicam side effects” and bam – up popped all sorts of web sites with people reporting the same thing I experienced. It seems that this past June, Zicam pulled the swabs for adults and children off the shelf but not the nasal gel.

I went to my ENT and he said the Zicam had basically “FRIED” my Olfactory nerve and the results are most likely permanent. He put me on a strong dose of a steroid called Prednisone in hopes of recovering ANY bit of the nerve damage but he told me to “take this and pray.” He said he had read about the side effects of Zicam and couldn’t believe it is still on the shelf. It isn’t FDA approved. I am taking the Prednisone and praying but nothing is happening. I LITERALLY CANNOT SMELL OR TASTE ANYTHING! I can tell if foods are hot or cold, I can tell the consistency and I can faintly detect if it is salty but that is it.

PLEASE pass this on to everyone you care about. I don’t want this to happen to ANYONE else! And if you have Zicam in your medicine cabinet — THROW IT AWAY!
Please share with everyone you can.

Check it out on the link below.

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm167065.htm

admin answers:

I discovered many years ago, before we heard news like this, that I cant use any cold medicines at all, and very few other meds. They contain toxic chemicals and end up causing such serious side effects, and often another disease.
This stuff is poison.
If we woudl all only take the natural herbs God gave us for medicine , we would be fine.
I have heard others say too, that the reason our nation is so sick, is from all the meds we have been taking for so many years now.
I took benedryl once for a spider bite, at a docs request. That stuff almost killed me. For over a week, on one dose, it felt like my heart was gonna jump out my back, and I found out since then, its not even uncommon, and its not just zicam or bendryl.
Its all chemicals folks, and we are already a toxic ppl from all the pills from the past.
Now, they even know just what an asprin can do to you.
Thanks for speaking such things as this.
With us educating ourself with the Lords help, we can be healthy again. I have a friend that works in a pharmacy, she said ppl come in there taking 19 rx at a time, one thing causes a problem, so you take another pill for that. PPL are dying from all of this stuff.
Thanks for educating us more today
By the way, the last Doc I spoke to about this was in full agreement and says she touches none of this rx drugs herself, no otc either, only herbs. They are learning, one at a time. Amen.
Full Gospel Shirley

Ken asks…

Homemade pesticide…?

I have a dahlia that has been growing for about two months now in my “garden” outside (not really much of a garden xD.) It is about a foot tall. Ive been growing it from a tuber.
Anyways, I was fixing up around it today, and I noticed something has been eating at the bottom leaves. -.-
I notice a tiny slug near it, so I threw it far away. There was also a spider’s web on one of the leaves so I cleaned that off. Also these weird really tiny black worm looking things were on the leaves, so I took those off as well.

I live in New England out in the woods basically, so there are tons of bugs. Is there any homemade pesticide that I could create to try and keep them away?
Any suggestions are welcome.
Thank you! (: xx

admin answers:

Many pesticides are just soap. After a lot of research, I found that Fels Naptha was a good soap to dissolve in water and spray on plants. For me, a bar costs less than $1 at walmart. I’m also heard that you can mix in cinnamon, garlic, and or pepper for longer lasting effects. Since you have things in the ground rather than bugs on the plant, I would suggest garlic.

Richard asks…

Halloween themed party food ideas?

I have a potluck at work on Halloween, and I want some Halloween (creepy, scary, gross) themed food ideas. Last year I made the litter box cake, and it was a HUGE hit! I don’t know if I’ll be able to top it, but I need your help with ideas, recipes, etc. so I can try to out do myself this year.

Thanks!

admin answers:

Eerie Eyeballs

Yields approximately 9 dozen bite-sized eyeballs

3 oz (small box) lemon gelatin (can be sugar-free)
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup pineapple juice
8 oz cream cheese (can be lowfat/Neufchatel)

Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup water in double boiler, add marshmallows and stir to melt. Remove from heat. Add pineapple juice and cream cheese. Beat until well blended. Cool slightly. If you have a truffle candy mold or round ice cube trays, spary them with non-stick cooking spray first, then pour the mixture in the molds and leave to set in the fridge. Otherwise pour into a deep ceramic dish and chill until thickened or firm enough for scooping into eyeballs. Using a melonballer, scoop full balls of the mixture and set aside for decoration. To decorate, use liquid food coloring and an old detail paintbrush and get creative. You will need black food coloring for the pupils. Also, if you are in a hurry, instead of painting the colored irises, you can carefully dip the ball in a small pool of food coloring to approximate the iris, but still paint on the pupils. Note: if you are using the melonballer method, you might need to add one package of plain gelatin to your mixture. The molds work fine with just the lemon gelatin to make gently squishy eyeballs.

I found rubber ice cube trays that worked beautifully with much less waste than the melonballer technique. I sprayed the rubber trays with non-stick cooking spray beforehand like you would any gelatin mold, let the gelatin mixture sit in the refrigerator to set, then I was able to carefully pop the eyeballs out to paint them. Some of the eyeballs did break, and they do have one flat side, but that actually works, since then they don’t roll around while you are trying to paint them. I have found that Wilton truffle candy molds are even better, since the swirl design on the top is the right size for the cornea shape on the eyeball. When using the truffle molds, one recipe makes about 9 dozen eyeballs – plenty for a party crowd!

Fried Spiders

For each fried spider:
1 frozen ready-to-bake breaded cream-cheese-filled jalapeno popper
4 frozen ready-to-bake breaded onion rings
egg wash
wooden toothpicks soaked in water

Thaw the jalapeno poppers and onion rings enough to be able to use toothpicks and knives on them. Cut the onion rings in half to make the curved legs. Attach the 8 legs to the jalapeno pepper body with egg wash and hold in place with the wet toothpicks. Bake in the oven according to the jalapeno popper package instructions, taking care not to burn the legs. Carefully arrange on a serving platter, since the legs might fall off, just like real fried spiders!

Sinister Skulls

plastic wrap
1 small party favor plastic skull candy container
1 package cream cheese
1 jar chili sauce or salsa
crackers for spreading

Set the cream cheese out to thaw to room temperature. Line the inside of the plastic skull dish with plastic wrap leaving enough edges to wrap around later. Spoon the softened cream cheese into the plastic-lined skull dish, mashing in as much cream cheese as possible to pick up the most detail in the mold. Scrape any extra cream cheese off the top so it is flat. Close the plastic wrap over the flat cream cheese top and place in the freezer to set. Once set, remove the plastic wrap from the skull dish, and carefully wrap in foil to cushion the face shape. Line the skull dish with fresh plastic wrap to make more cream cheese skulls. Store in the freezer until night before the party, then thaw in the refrigerator. To serve, place the skull in a shallow dish, garnish with your preferred bloody salsa or chili mixture, including inside the eye sockets, and stab with your favorite spreader. You can extend the time before needing to refill by placing the skull on half a block of cream cheese, but cover the plain cream cheese with enough sauce so you can only see the skull above the “blood.”

Witches’ Brew (1998)

500 ml (5 parts) Midori
800 ml (8 parts) vodka
2 liters (20 parts) ginger ale
200 ml (2 parts) water

(or)

Witches’ Brew (2000)

(this one pretty much fills a 12-quart cauldron)

four 48 oz cans pineapple juice
one 96 oz bottle orange juice
four 2 liter bottles lemon-lime soda
one 1.75 liter bottle vodka
one 1.75 liter bottle rum

All measurements are approximate. Adjust to your own taste.
Mix well. Pour into your cauldron, preferably with chunks of dry ice to create the bubbling steam effect.
(Be careful NOT to drink or eat or in any way come in direct contact with skin with any chunks of dry ice -
you can get burned by the extreme cold!)

Carol asks…

what to do about see through bugs in plant soil?

Im growing cucumbers and there are these small see through bugs in the soil,
they also a appear in my flower pots.
they’re not on the steam, just in the soil …near the surface/roots.
i read somewhere that the soil might be old and that the bugs are there because of…if so, how do i replace the soil when the plant is already growing in it?
and if i have to use insecticide, i rather it be organic.

thank you very much :3

admin answers:

Http://www.rhubarb-central.com/organic-pesticides.html

Rhubarb insecticide is an example of a “make it at home” natural remedy, organic pesticide, for garden pests.

RECEPE FOR RHUBARB AND SOAP INSECTICIDE.

Boil 500 grams of rhubarb leaves in a few pints of water for about 20 minutes.

Allow leaf mixture to cool.

Strain the liquid into a CHILD PROOF/SAFE suitable container.

Add a tiny bit of dish detergent or soap flakes, (not laundry detergent).

Using a spray bottle, spray on leaves to kill off bugs such as aphids and spider mites, June bugs, and fungus diseases.

*NOTE – DO NOT spray this product on ANYTHING edible. Rhubarb leaves contain high amounts of oxalic acid, and are poisonous, and could cause death.

RECEPE FOR GARLIC AND SOAP INSECTICIDE .

In a blender or a food processor, chop finely two whole cayenne peppers, one large onion and one bulb of garlic with a little bit of water.

Transfer mixture to a large container, and cover with one gallon of water.

Allow mixture to stand for 24 hours, and then strain mixture. The left over “mash” can be buried among the plants where the infestations occur.

Add a tiny bit of dish detergent or soap flakes, (not laundry detergent).

Transfer to a CHILD PROOF/SAFE suitable container.

Helps get rid of chewing/sucking insects, mildew, leaf spot, rust spot, and spore disease.

Spray daily, (as needed), on bug infested roses, azaleas and vegetables

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Your Questions About Is It Legal To Pepper Spray A Dog

David asks…

halt dog repelent legal in mass says it legal in all 50 states got put in jail 4 it is it pepperspary mace t?

contains .35 of natrual chill pepper oc called mass state police they said i am good to have cause not under chapter 148 act and to buy pepper spary mace must have ltc fid mace card but notthing is needed 4 halt also called towns around mass some say it mace pepper spary some say what state said cause i was charged buy my town plymouth area i no my spelling is not great sorry but what u think

admin answers:

Sue the manufacturer. And, Plymouth. Any tort lawyer will take it on a percentage. You’ll get out and some $$.Get names, phone numbers of whom you called. All evidence you can. Illegal incarceration,alone, can be sued for up to $50K per Day!

Glad I don’t live in Mass!

It Might be legal to sell some illegal things, I’m not sure. But, it’s your Use they are not responsible for.Like, drain cleaner. Legal in all 50 states when used per directions. But, it says:”only licensed to extent indicated on label”. That means, if you drink it or throw it at someone, you can’t sue them.

But since this repellent Said on label it Was legal, and the state police; you have a case. Use that eyeglass cleaner spray next time. It is legal, not a weapon, and contains isopropanol, an irritant.

Maria asks…

Would killing a threatening dog ever be advisable and legal?

I have been in two types of situations. First, and only once. I have been attrI attacted by a mastiff mix at a dog park. My German shepherd interfered and I was treated at the emergency room. The owner of the dog plead guilty to a criminal conviction.

But I have had multiple instances of vicious dogs (off leash and unattended) attackingj while walking my GSD on leash, But they always run away after a short fight with my dog.

Should I obtain a handgun and shoot dogs which attact my dog?
Sorry, but I typed this question on my phone and it has typos.
The problem is that after I got bit, I have two large scars on my left arm and pernent loss of sensation in the top side of my pinky finger. My dog is 107 pounds and very protective of me. But I don’t want to be hurt again and we have a big problem with abandoned dogs in my city.

admin answers:

Pepper spray might be a useful alternative? They make some strong enough to deter bears.

Call your local law enforcement and ask them about it. Everywhere is different. I know in my area if I wound a dog then I am in trouble legally. Even if it was attacking me. But if I kill the dog then the owners are responsible for all damages. It is weird, I would prefer not to kill our neighbors 500 dollar pit bull but I don’t want to get in trouble for just spraying it with pepper spray. The other alternative is to call animal control. If you call them enough and explain that it is an aggressive dog that attempted to attack you or your dog then they will seize the animal.

John asks…

Is this legal? What can I do? 10 points?

So my neighbor comes over and yells full on yells this morning cause my dogs were barking due to company we had…. He’s screaming at my mother (I’m 16) can I pepper spray him or use a tazer on him? He was about to come in the house…. And he was extremely angry he has done this a couple times .. Like when our pool pump was on during the night

admin answers:

It might be legal to attack your neighbor if you were scared of a imminent threat of harm. However, it’s advisable to call the police in these matters.

A person accused of assaulting or murdering someone can claim self defense if she reasonably believed she was protecting herself from an attack or assault. Persons charged with crimes of violence, such as battery assault, and murder, often raise this defense. In asserting self-defense, the accused admits to committing the crime, but claims that her actions were justified due to the physical threat of the other person.

Self-Defense is justified when the person claiming self-defense:

Was physically attacked by another (the attack must be physical, offensive words alone are not enough) or witnesses another person being physically attacked by a third party

Did not attack the other person first

Believes that the use of force is or was necessary to prevent the danger from occurring or continuing

Did not use more force than was reasonably necessary to avoid further injury

Sometimes a claim of self-defense doesn’t even require that you be attacked. You merely have to show that you reasonably believed you were about to be harmed. However, those claiming self-defense must prove that they fulfilled the duty to retreat: a duty to attempt to resolve the issue without deadly force, or failing negotiation, to simply flee. Self-defense is a valid legal defense, but it must be a last resort after all means of escape are gone.

Lizzie asks…

What do you think about being able to buy a kit to “certify” your service dog?

I am a college student and have trained Search and Rescue dogs for the past five years. This past summer we were traveling to help other task forces train. A new guy (to this task force) had a dog he had rescued that he wanted us to help evaluate. Long story short the dog went after a lady so I told him to call his dogs and when he did it turned and went after me. Luckily I remembered my training (when a dog comes after you “act like a tree). The dogs teeth were bearing and coming straight for my throat. As soon as I was a tree the dog stopped and walked away.

The reason for this story was the dog was a certified service dog. What if this had happened when the guy was out in Wal-Mart? God forbid there was a young child who ran away from the scary dog. I was unaware until after that moment that anyone can pretty much certify his or her dog to be a service dog. What is your opinion on this? Do you agree and think we should have a standarized evaluation?

admin answers:

Your example is why I carry pepper spray and a taser when my wife and I are out with her guide dog. I have successfully used the taser and pepper spray numeous times to protect her and her guide from attacking dogs, with great success.

As for your questions:

In the U.S. To have and use a service dog, the person must meet the legal definition of “disabled” as set forth by the U.S. Department Of Justice contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act. No legal determination of disability = no service dog. Simply having a “disorder” does not mean one is disabled. Having a medical problem or condition does not mean one is disabled. Having depression does not mean one is disabled. Being medically discharged from the military and having PTSD does not equal being disabled. Having severe anxiety and agoraphobia does not mean one is disabled. “Lack of social skills” does not qualify as a disability. Because one has anxiety and panic attacks does not mean one is disabled. Being “impaired” is not the same as being disabled. Having a doctor give one a “diagnosis” is not the same as being disabled. Being too lazy to properly monitor ones blood glucose and insulin levels is not a disability. The person MUST meet the ADA legal definition of disabled, which is defined as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. NOT “daily living” or “daily life”, but major life activities.

Then the dog must be individually trained in work or tasks which directly mitigate the effects of the qualifying disability (the dog must do something that the person is unable to do for themselves because of their disability).The simple presence of the animal is not a legal task or work under the law. Because one is more comfortable with the dog around is not a legal task or work under the law. “Feeling better” because the dog is there does not qualify as a task or work under the law. Keeping stress levels down is not a legal task or work under the law. “Helping me stay calm in the stores and other places” is not a legal task or work under the law. “Because he gets me out of the house” is not a legal task or work under the law. “I don’t panic as much when the dog is with me” is not a legal task or work under the law. “She also seems to act weird before I begin to feel bad or have any episodes” is not a trained work or task under the law. “When I am near him and when I can hug him I feel almost whole” is not a legal task or work under the law. The dog must actually be trained to do something the person cannot do for themselves, which is directly related to the qualifying disability. The dog must also be trained to behave properly when in the public venue, and be under the handlers control at all times. The work or task MUST be directly related to the qualifying disability.

So, no person can legally “pretty much certify his or her dog to be a service dog”, as you stated and still meet the legal standards as such. The ones who visit the scam and fraud sites on the internet to purchase a “vest and patches” are ignorant pet owners who selfishly want to drag their precious little Boopsie with them because they choose not to think of anyone but themselves.

All of the legitimate service dog providing organizations have standards which they adhere to, such as those set by ADI (Assistance Dog International), IAADP (International Association of Assistance Dog Partners), IGDF (International Guide Dog Federation) and many others. If the provider does not belong to a recognized organization such as one of these, then the provider is not legitimate and is scamming people in the same manner as the internet “certification” sites.

Until the deceptive practice of “owner-training” ones own “service dog” comes to an end, incidents such as the one you experienced will continue to occur and escalate, and I will always continue to carry and use my pepper spray and taser.

Helen asks…

my girlfriend keeps getting attacked by dogs in her job.. what can she do?

my girlfriend keeps getting attacked by dogs in her job..

what can she use to defend herself or scare them away?

i WISH she could yeild some sort of device that would give the dog a small electric shock from a distance, momentarily, causing it to run away.. but tasers arent sold in New Zealand. i really cant think of any other way to get these harassing dogs to leave her alone

she is a postie on a bike.
for those asking what the job is, i stated at the end :) she’s a postie on a bike.. shouldnt be a dangerous job, its careless owners who are dangerous. we both love dogs btw..

admin answers:

Is pepper spray legal there? If it isn’t then I would suggest a boat horn. You might be able to find one in a sporting goods type store. Its basically the size and shape of a soda can with a horn on it. You press the button and it sounds a loud horn good enough to scare away just about anything.

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