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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I need to get some sort of device to prevent dangerous dogs from getting anywhere near you. My son had an incident with a rottweiler, and he managed to get away unhurt but it has been very traumatic. There are some devices that emit an unpleasant sound for dogs but inaudible for humans, used by cyclists and postmen.
Do they work? Please if anybody has one and can offer some advice it would be greatly appreciated.
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Baseball bat!!
#2
Pebbles in a plastic bottle work well as does Citronella spray. The sound devices don't work at all in my experience, and usually can be heard by the human ear and are more annoying to people than dogs lol.
#3
Dogs can hear higher frequencies than us - they should work . You should think about the negative side of carrying a repellent - it'll likely serve as a constant reminder rather than a source of comfort. Attacks are rare and counselling might be better in the long term.
#4
These sound interesting, our neighbours have got pitbull type dogs and they keep getting in our garden. Neighbour, council, etc just aren't interested.
I'm scared stiff to let my son play outside as they cornered my hubby a couple of weeks ago, so I would also be interested in any info
#5
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Dogs can hear higher frequencies than us - they should work . You should think about the negative side of carrying a repellent - it'll likely serve as a constant reminder rather than a source of comfort. Attacks are rare and counselling might be better in the long term.


Counselling!!! Bloody hell mate whatever next!!! :x
#6
MANJ_007
Counselling!!! Bloody hell mate whatever next!!! :x


I mean for the kid! If he's left 'scarred' by this it might help more...

Slightly OT... my brother is harrassed every morning by a cockerel - seriously, we stayed there last Wednesday and the damn thing wakes everyone up. If he lived in the country it would just be one of those things but he's in the centre of Brighton in a terrace!
#7
Really think the idea is not good, dogs are not as predictable as humans and may see anything "unpleasant" as a reason to attack.
reality is counselling is the best option you need to make sure the child does not become a target for every nervous pouch who will react sometimes badly to the "smell of fear". truth is there hasn't been an adult fatality from a dog attack for many, many years so it's less of a fear then driving
#8
Sorry but this is a dumb idea!
Using some sort of repellent is only going to aggravate a dog, which in turn might lead it to attacking you or your child. I recently saw on a news item a lady that went into schools with Rotties and taught the children how to behave around dogs, they may come into contact with. They were taught not to scream, not to run around and wave their arms. Perhaps you could look online for some advice.
As a responsible dog owner i come across many parents with young children who are scared to death of dogs. This then transmits down to the kids who run around screaming and frightening the dogs.
Perhaps you could introduce your child to a dog that is good with children or better still get yourself a dog and learn how to get on together?
#9
simon1966
Sorry but this is a dumb idea!
Using some sort of repellent is only going to aggravate a dog, which in turn might lead it to attacking you or your child. I recently saw on a news item a lady that went into schools with Rotties and taught the children how to behave around dogs, they may come into contact with. They were taught not to scream, not to run around and wave their arms. Perhaps you could look online for some advice.
As a responsible dog owner i come across many parents with young children who are scared to death of dogs. This then transmits down to the kids who run around screaming and frightening the dogs.
Perhaps you could introduce your child to a dog that is good with children or better still get yourself a dog and learn how to get on together?


I agree

My parents have a friend who has told her kids that all dogs are bad etc, she starts kicking dogs away with her feet for no reason. As a result of her mother getting worked up the kids start screaming and the body language they give off makes the dogs uneasy. I think you should just put it down to experiance. Your more likely to be attacked by a person than a dog.
#10
GLO,
you and your child should read this article from the Blue Cross it's about safety for children around dogs and is very interesting!

http://www.bluecross.org.uk/web/site/News/2008/Safety_for_children_around_dogs.asp
#11
simon1966
Sorry but this is a dumb idea!
Using some sort of repellent is only going to aggravate a dog, which in turn might lead it to attacking you or your child. I recently saw on a news item a lady that went into schools with Rotties and taught the children how to behave around dogs, they may come into contact with. They were taught not to scream, not to run around and wave their arms. Perhaps you could look online for some advice.
As a responsible dog owner i come across many parents with young children who are scared to death of dogs. This then transmits down to the kids who run around screaming and frightening the dogs.
Perhaps you could introduce your child to a dog that is good with children or better still get yourself a dog and learn how to get on together?

The problem is not everybody is a responsible dog owner, and those vicious dogs should be put down - together with the owners!!!
You may feel like this when a rottweiler goes for your son for no reason at all. Loose rottweiler with no muzzle running wild with chain dragging and no owner on sight!
Animals are animals, certain beasts are aggressive by nature, which may be aggravated with the wrong type of training. We should all be able to go about our lives without fearing for our safety being put at risk by other humans or animals.
#12
a spray or bag of pebbles is not going to protect you from a dog that is ready to attack if anything it would make matters worse

there are far greater dangers to children than dogs
#13
I'm sorry but i feel you are being over protective. If you meet this dog on a regular trip i would say you should find a new route or better still contact the local council's dog warden and report this wild dog.
Other than that i would say follow the guidelines that i posted from the Blue Cross link and help your child get over this trauma otherwise he/she is going to be traumatized for the rest of their lives.

Like Wonkydonkey says there are greater dangers to children out there than dogs.

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