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#140867 - 07/22/08 10:27 PM Re: Dog defense? [Re: nursemike]
Susan Offline
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Some of the places I have to go for work are somewhat remote water sources. Cougar and bear tracks have been seen in the mud beside the water.

I carry some large flares with me.

I have heard that dogs hate the smell of white vinegar. Maybe a stream type of dispenser?

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#140876 - 07/22/08 11:09 PM Re: Dog defense? [Re: Susan]
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I wash dogs faces with white vinegar as de skunking agent. They kind of like it. But the concept seems like a good one. A supersoaker full of ammonia, tabasco, clorox, gasoline or paint thinner would cause permanent and discourage damage on the squirtee. Squirt guns are perhaps higher profile than aerosol cans, but there seems to be some variation in propellant. I believe hairspray is the fuel of choice for the pvc cannon crowd.
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#140877 - 07/22/08 11:22 PM Re: Dog defense? [Re: Susan]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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I don't think that they like ammonia either...
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#140888 - 07/23/08 01:13 AM Re: Dog defense? [Re: nursemike]
BobS Offline
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Loc: Toledo Ohio
I use to make tennis ball cannons when I was a kid, we used Zippo lighter fluid. It worked great; it would send a tennis ball up out of site. Lots of fun, and not so fun trying to find the tennis balls after they came down.
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#140900 - 07/23/08 03:10 AM Re: Dog defense? [Re: benjammin]
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You know, some of the not-so-new pepper sprays still use a petroleum base as the propellant. I wonder how well those would work as a flamethrower. If they work well, you would have double effect of fire plus pepper spray!
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#140920 - 07/23/08 06:11 AM Re: Dog defense? [Re: JCWohlschlag]
Art_in_FL Offline
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I think this thread is Waaaay overblown and people needed to get a grip about 100 posts back. A pack of over a hundred dogs ... please.

On the simple, and really practical side, if you have a problem with dogs or other animals coming around a pumped up supersoaker loaded with a light solution of sudsy ammonia in water makes a lasting impression.

They hate the ammonia smell and can't lick themselves to get it off because of the soap. The soap also allows the ammonia to sink into the fur so it doesn't just run off. They can't stand to be around the smell but can't get away from it or do much about it. For a day or so you have a very miserable critter.

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#140923 - 07/23/08 06:41 AM Re: Dog defense? [Re: Art_in_FL]
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Registered: 07/16/08
Posts: 99
Originally Posted By: Art_in_FL
I think this thread is Waaaay overblown and people needed to get a grip about 100 posts back. A pack of over a hundred dogs ... please.



I keep checking back to see when they morph into zombie dogs. laugh

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#140945 - 07/23/08 11:57 AM Re: Dog defense? [Re: BrianB]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4018
Loc: Anchorage AK
See, for zombie dogs, the flamethrower idea still works.

Of course, any zombie critters and I go to my old standby of hydrogen and flourine, heh heh heh...

If the thought of using it is enough to make Ironraven run away screaming, it must be good!
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#140946 - 07/23/08 12:04 PM Re: Dog defense? [Re: Art_in_FL]
Fitzoid Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
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Loc: WI, MA, and NYC
Originally Posted By: Art_in_FL
I think this thread is Waaaay overblown and people needed to get a grip about 100 posts back. A pack of over a hundred dogs ... please.


Me thinks this began when the recipes started getting posted...


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#140947 - 07/23/08 12:09 PM Re: Dog defense? [Re: benjammin]
Blast Offline
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Of course, any zombie critters and I go to my old standby of hydrogen and flourine, heh heh heh...

If the thought of using it is enough to make Ironraven run away screaming, it must be good!


Correction, Ironraven AND Blast run away screaming.

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