There was a commercial on television recently that caught my attention. It was for a major insurance company that was talking about homeowners insurance. The commercial made note of the fact that an inordinate number of all homeowners' insurance claims were for dog bites or dog attacks.
We did a little research and found that close to 1,000 people every day are hospitalized with dog bites-many of them small children. And that 5 million people every year are attacked by dogs with nearly 1,000,000 of them requiring emergency room treatment.
"Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of homeowners' insurance liability claims paid in 2011, costing nearly $479 million in the U.S., according to the Insurance Information Institute." That figure shows a rise of 48% since 2003 according to their figures.
With so many people at risk, developing a dog attack defense is a good idea. Here are the best ways to defend against dog attacks.
The most common ways to defend against dog attacks, the ones that have been around the longest, are to use a specially formulated pepper spray specifically for dogs. It has been time-tested and does work. The only problem that we have with it is that it has a short-range of only 12 feet. Dogs can cover 12 feet faster than you can say 12 feet.
The other common tool to use is an ultrasonic device that makes a high-pitched sound that can drive dogs away. It is inaudible to humans but works on dogs. We have found however that this device does not work on all dog breeds, especially the more aggressive ones.
So we looked for other alternatives and found a pepper spray gun that shoots up to 25 feet away. It uses replaceable cartridges that hold enough 10% solution of oleoresin capsicum-the main ingredient in all pepper sprays-for seven shots of 25 feet each. That makes it effective against multiple human assailants and very effective against dog attacks, especially if you miss on your first shot.
Another device we found to be very effective against dog attacks is a telescoping stun baton that extends out close to 2 feet away at the press of a button and charges the device with 2.5 million volts of electricity. The sound of a charging stun device is very effective at scaring away human assailants and works very well at scaring away dogs.
Those are four ways you can defend against dog attacks and perhaps prevent a dog bite. There is no reason for you to walk in fear when there is an effective way to protect yourself.
The Mace Pepper Gun has a range of 25 feet which makes it an effective defense against human and dog attacks.
The Telescopic Stun Baton is 2.5 million volts and is powerful enough to flatten any assailant or defend against dog attacks.
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