Safety tips for runners

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Master Black Belt

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    I can't remember where, but I do remember there is one country where you can legally carry pepper spray for dog attacks.
     
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    Maybe they're doing the wrong kick? It has to be an MMA kick, otherwise it doesn't work for SD ;)

    On a more serious note, it probably does work, but criminals natural instinct is to run away, especially when you have a police dog coming at you. So it may work in the few cases people have tried it, but in most cases I would imagine they run away and don't think of kicking. I guess the best person to ask is a police dog handler, see if they have experience of it?
     
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    i suspect it would need to a particularly powerful well timed/ aimed kick to prevent 80lbs of bones fur and muscle, flying through the air from bitting you,
     
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    I have no experience in being cased by police k-9 units but it seems to me that often the handlers send in dogs when the subject is hiding or holed up in a way that it is difficult for the officer to enter safety and only after repeated commands to come out.


    We are getting a little bit of thread drift here. The original OP was about runners and everyday dogs who are overly aggressive or territorial.
     
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    every day dogs can be more dangerous than trained ones, of course that partly depends what sort of dog it is and why and how much it is annoyed,

    I've never actually had the slightest problem with dogs going for me, running or otherwise, though i suppose its a remote possibility
     

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