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After reading the post about pepper spray,¬† a woman who owns several dogs described her technique for keeping away aggressive strays. She carries a poop scooper with her and makes sure there always is at least a little material in it. If an unknown dog approaches while she’s walking with her dogs, she instructs her dogs to sit and stay, then steps between them and the stray while holding the poop scoop out in front of her for the stray to sniff. She says the strays sniff, then turn away, satisfied.

My dog is not well-enough trained to sit and stay in the presence of anything that interests her (an embarrassing admission for a pet sitter!). But this sounds like it’s worth a try. Even so, I’d keep the pepper spray in a handy¬†pocket as Plan B.

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