Malli wrote:IMO, it isn't likely that they'll respond to any commands, because they aren't trained, at least not in any sense we'll consider training.
excellent point - very very true.
I've seen police in reality cop shows use pepper spray on nasty acting dogs (pit bull types) and have them tuck tail and RUN, then the cop (fast acting, I might add) found a way to lock them in a different place on the property.
horrible horrible horrible
idea. if it wasn't pure dog abuse I'd do a demo of exactly why this can backfire in the worst way possible... with the wrong kind of dog, using pepper spray on a dog can make that dog all that much angrier - and that officer will not be ready to defend him/herself and could receive a critical injury.
It's a good thought, because the underlying idea is to get the dog into another area so that they can keep both the dog and the officers safe and I DO appreciate that... but it could backfire horribly.
Demo has had to kill dogs, and those days are hard for both of us - but that dog doesn't know that it's doing anything wrong. At the end of the day, it's an officer's job to go home to their family and make sure that their fellow officers go home to their families... in one piece.
However, if there is time, throwing wads of raw meat laced with ACE over the fence may be a brilliant alternative.