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Just had a bad memory resurface as I rolled down the road to AM coffee and BS session. Was on my way to the local coffee shop when I happened to catch sight of a black dog that otherwise resembled a full grown German Shepard inside a yard just off the road. Problem was, said pooch was NOT on a leash and the driveway gate was wide open. Dog saw Harley and took off straight for the road as I passed the gate. Fortunately I saw the dog, dropped a gear, and twisted the wick leaving dog in exhaust fumes. On the return home, I stopped at the local County Sheriff's office depot and reported the situation to the dispatcher who did her damndest to ignore the problem, I advised her that I had been taken down back in '04 (New Year's Eve) by a pit Bull while on a Fat Boy. The 50mph slide on the asphalt road was not fun and I still have the scars as a memorial....still got ignored. Nothing to be done about it until I said no problem, I have a .45 pistol that will end the problem if it reoccurs. Still trying to figure out why I would be the one in trouble for defending myself against an untethered, unrestrained dog, but the owner gets a pass if my $40K motorcycle gets trashed and is excused from whatever it costs to pay the hospital ER staff because THAT is MY PROBLEM
 

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That is actually a form of animal abuse/neglect.

Not what you did or may be forced to, unfortunately, do.
But what the owner is doing by putting the animal in harms way.

Regardless of the best efforts of the new Dog Warden. As well as multiple agencies in this area. That type of abuse, and worse, is rampant in this area.
 

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Fred, I'm going to take a ride to the house where the pooch apparently lives, and hopefully, I'll be able to persuade the owner to close the gate or leash the pooch. Next stop after that is a trip to animal control then to a few of the County Supervisors that make the rules. I am presently looking at the marks on both arms from the road rash from my last slide down an asphalt road inflicted by a dog attack on one of my motorcycles. Next stop after that is a visit to the local sheriff whom I have known for many years....and he won't be happy when I leave.
 

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You are taking all the right steps.
All you can do.
 

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Had a similar problem with a Rotweiller, except I was on a bicycle. Peddled my a$$ off to get away and stopped down the road 100' or so. Owner came out, I had a few choice words for same. Called animal control next day and problem was solved. Although I did reroute my normal ride, just in case it wasn't really solved.
 

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As Thunder Struck stated, you have to go to City Hall to get the forum. Me & my neighbors had a problem with a new neighbor dog, 1 of them went to city hall got the forum & some of us filled it out think only 3 of us filled it out & turned it in rest of them didn't want to get involved, think all of them was counting on me to solved the problem witch I think I did. It was chewing up, stealing ever thing that wouldn't nailed down, patio lawn cushions, water hoses, boundary post even those foam things that you put over your water faucet out side to keep from freezing barking at me ever time I went out back, I took pic. of it & a video. Any way Police went and talk to them problem solved dog is locked up. I was afraid to complain to them.
We live in a sub division houses are really close. My story might be off track But, might help some body.

kd5cqt, I would change my route.
 

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kd5cqt, I would change my route.
No Can Do! Only way in or out of my property is that road or I can go halfway to Alabama and come back from that direction.
 

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Had a similar problem with a Rotweiller, except I was on a bicycle. Peddled my a$$ off to get away and stopped down the road 100' or so. Owner came out, I had a few choice words for same. Called animal control next day and problem was solved. Although I did reroute my normal ride, just in case it wasn't really solved.
Had a similar problem myself I was 14yo on my 3.5 HP Tecumseh mini bike. 3 dogs wanted to eat me! Weathered some scars on my Flag Brothers boots. Am sure my homemade horseshoe cleats tattooed one of them. :bat
 

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No Can Do! Only way in or out of my property is that road or I can go halfway to Alabama and come back from that direction.
Yo, Darryl, ya gotta cup holder on that big ole Harley? I bet a cup holder would hold an aerosol can of pepper spray. :devil

Oh, and if you ain't got no stinkin' pepper spray I bet you have an aerosol spray can of wasp & hornet killer.
 

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Cup holder prolly just break......
 

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Yo, Darryl, ya gotta cup holder on that big ole Harley? I bet a cup holder would hold an aerosol can of pepper spray.:devil
Yes.

Oh, and if you ain't got no stinkin' pepper spray I bet you have an aerosol spray can of wasp & hornet killer.
No. Not the dogs fault.
Now. If you mean for the careless owner. :dunno
 

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Have pepper and wasp sprays, and also have the Leg Cannon which I hadn't been carrying, but after today, it will be with me. Said mutt tries to eat my bike, best he can hope for is that I make him crap his guts out when he hears that loud boom next to his head. Or I could just carry the .22 loaded with rat shot. Either way, I don't think I'd have any more problems with said mutt. And for the record, the very thought of hurting a dog makes me ill, but I've already done the slide down the road and lost a lot of skin on my arms (through a riding jacket no less) and also lost a very nice Fat Boy to that stupid Pit Bull. Not willing to go through that ordeal again.
 

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Pepper and wasp sprays aren't going to seriously injure the dog--doubt if you could get more than a quick spray on target with you moving and him REALLY moving after he catches a whiff of your spray. But I bet even a quick spray on his snout would change the dogs habit of trying to eat your bike.

Now a firearm is gonna make a real loud noise. Are there houses in the area where this dog attack usually occurs? You know how people can react to hearing a gunshot and the end result could be more than you want it to be. Personally, I would try the "spray" route first. Ain't nobody gonna hear a little "Whiiiiif" outta your aerosol can and if the dog's yelping after catching some spray in the face draws attention folks will likely think the dumbass dog got his leg run over.
 

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Throw a doughnut at the dog as you pass, the dog will stop chasing you if you bribe him with a treat.
Do this every time you see him.
If it happens often enough the dog will start to get too fat and lazy to chase you.
It will just lay on the porch and bark as you pass , then waddle down to the curb ,sniffing around to see if you tossed him a treat.
 

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Pepper and wasp sprays aren't going to seriously injure the dog--doubt if you could get more than a quick spray on target with you moving and him REALLY moving after he catches a whiff of your spray. But I bet even a quick spray on his snout would change the dogs habit of trying to eat your bike.

Now a firearm is gonna make a real loud noise. Are there houses in the area where this dog attack usually occurs? You know how people can react to hearing a gunshot and the end result could be more than you want it to be. Personally, I would try the "spray" route first. Ain't nobody gonna hear a little "Whiiiiif" outta your aerosol can and if the dog's yelping after catching some spray in the face draws attention folks will likely think the dumbass dog got his leg run over.
Let me spray some in your eyes and see what happens.

Agree that pepper spray is a viable non-lethal or potentially crippling option.
 

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Stop in and see owner. You have a way with words sir.:nod:know
 

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I found some Bear spray at WalMart that came with a holster, kind of expensive but a few zip ties and it's mounted on the side of the E glide. And it helped resolve my dog problems with my neighbor, got the dog good one time, now when she needs reminding I just hold my arm out like I'm holding a can of spray and she's running home.

And I would spray the neighbor, but since he's a 80+ year old vet it would just land me in jail. But's I've sure thought about it.
I almost feel sorry for him, he can't even enjoy his front porch, poor man seems to have skunks spraying his porch in the middle of the night, mainly on nights I can't sleep, and it always seems to happen when my security cameras are offline.


(sometimes, karma just needs a little help)
 

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Let me spray some in your eyes and see what happens.

Agree that pepper spray is a viable non-lethal or potentially crippling option.
You're right. I therefore "walk back" my suggestion regarding wasp/hornet spray. Go for some pepper spray. Really don't want to risk any serious injury to anyone's dog; however, as the dog's owner ain't gonna fix the problem, something has to convince the dog trying to eat motorcycles and/or riders is gonna cause them at least some maybe serious discomfort and there are better things for the dog to do.
 

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You're right. I therefore "walk back" my suggestion regarding wasp/hornet spray. Go for some pepper spray. Really don't want to risk any serious injury to anyone's dog; however, as the dog's owner ain't gonna fix the problem, something has to convince the dog trying to eat motorcycles and/or riders is gonna cause them at least some maybe serious discomfort and there are better things for the dog to do.
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FWIW
Dogs chasing anything does not always mean they want to eat it.
Our Rotti Abe chases stray cats in the backyard all the time.
On the rare occasions he has caught one all he has done is pin it down with his nose. Sort of like "Tag. Your it."
While, yes, the consequences to Daryl could be ugly.
Many times a dog chasing something is for the thrill of the chase only.
Dogs get bored just like humans.

Just say`in.....
 
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