I live out in the country. I ride my bike with my LO in a toddler seat in front of me. Many dogs are not penned up, which I don't have a problem with. It's when they charge me, barking and acting aggressive. I ride on the opposite side of the road so they don't think I am going to come in their yard. I holler "NO, Go Home! Go on, get!" I don't kick at them, I know that would give them an excuse to bit me! It scares my LO.
This is the part I need opinions on. I thought about taking an old dish soap container, fill it with water and enough soap to burn their eyes when I "shoot" them with it. A neighbor said to get a can of wasp spray and spray them. That might do permanent damage to their eyesight so I don't really like that one. Another says to carry some mini sausages and throw them to the dogs. (I think that might attract them and make them mad if I ran out of food before I got to them! There are a lot of dogs out here!)
Any ideas? Opinions?
Edit: There are no leash laws out here. Bummer. It is not illegal here to use pepper spray so I have decided to give that a try. I am unable to find a different route to avoid the dogs. I am out in the country and the only alternative is to ride on the side of a 4 lane, 75 mph highway. I don't realyl like that option.
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