If the other dog gets kicked, it won’t stop the attack but just intensify it.
Using pepper spray or mace may seem like a good idea when breaking up a dog fight.
Remember that it is also a spray – this means that you don’t control which of the dogs will get hit.
The result is that your dog is equally at risk from you.
Can pepper spray stop a dog attack?
So does pepper spray work on a dog? The answer is yes, but not in the same way that it works on humans. It has the ability to stop a dog in its tracks but it does not have the exact same effect as it does on humans. Dogs have very sensitive noses so it is important to hit that area.
How can I make my dogs stop fighting?
How to Prevent a Dog Fight
- Always spay and neuter your dogs.
- Feed multiple dogs in a home separately.
- Keep dogs leashed when outside.
- Avoid dog parks if you have a dog that has a possessive demeanor.
- Keep especially desired toys out of reach.
What happens if you pepper spray a dog?
If your dog is sprayed with pepper spray, they are likely to be experiencing a significant amount of discomfort. Pepper spray causes significant burning sensations in the eyes, nose and mucous membranes. This non-lethal weapon has the same effects on dogs as it does on people.
Should I let my dogs fight?
You should only let your dogs work out their own arguments if there’s not much to work out in the first place. As for two adult dogs, I would raise my eyebrows if they were making ugly faces at each other every day, even if they didn’t actually fight.