dogs not on leash at beach
I'd like to ask you responsible pit bull owners how I could protect myself from unleashed pit bulls at the beach. I've been carrying pepper spray for other aggressive dogs, but have never had to use it, and not sure how well it would work on pit bulls? Last week I encountered two and yelled at them to leash their dog, but don't like yelling at people and they just shot me the bird. In the past pit bulls also charged up to me with so much intensity that its very intimidating. So should I just pepper spray one when it charge up to me, or should I wait for it to start biting at me? Of course there are a lot of responsible dog owners but just as many irresponsible that just don't care if their dog is aggressive to strangers at public beach. I'd like to cary my phone also but sometimes jogging so hard to carry so much stuff. I do carry a pocket knife just in case. I really don't want to spray a dog but aggressive dogs got so bad I have to do something. If this is the wrong place to ask please just delete. Thanks if you can offer some advice.
Edit: forgot to mention that there is a leash law.
Last edited by John_C; 01-09-2015 at 02:19 AM.