Dog Repellent Spray
Protect Yourself From Dog Attacks!
Safety for Dog Walkers, Ramblers, Joggers and Cyclists.
Hi Everyone... Have you got a problem?
Are you threatened by out-of-control dogs?
Are you a dog owner? Or a dog walker? Or just threatened by neighbourhood dogs?
Are you a jogger? Or a cyclist? Or a rambler? Regularly attacked by dogs?
If you carry a knife, or pepper spray, or even a pointed stick, then you could be prosecuted for carrying an offensive weapon!
But you can carry GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray...
Not harmful to people, therefore not classed as an offensive weapon...
No lasting harm to dogs, therefore no cruelty to animals...
Carry GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray and feel safer, be safer... Stop Dog Attacks!
Or Just Click On The Links Below To Find The Explanations Or The Answers That You Need:
- What is it? - What is GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
- How to use it? - How do you use GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray to protect yourself and stop dog attacks?
- Safety? - How safe is GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray for dogs and for humans?
- The Law - What is the law regarding offensive weapons and cruelty to animals when stopping dog attacks?
- History - Why was GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray designed?
- PURCHASING - How to buy GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray - just £12.50
- Alternatives - Aren't there any better alternatives to GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
- FAQ's - A few Frequently Asked Questions
- Testimonials - What our customers say about GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray used to stop dog attacks...
- Contact - How to contact us with your questions and comments...
How do I purchase Geroff! Dog Repellent Spray?
Our standard kit consists of:
- A 100ml stock bottle of Dog Repellent Spray
- A 50ml Squirtle which can be filled up twice from the stock bottle
- A ziplock polythene bag to carry your filled Squirtle
- A full set of Instructions
This standard kit contains a 50ml Squirtle, which arrives empty. The instructions suggest that you fill it with water and practice your technique until you can consistently squirt 5 metres. When you feel confident, you then top up the Squirtle from the 100ml stock bottle. The full Squirtle should do you for at least 2 ordinary incidents. (If there's an Akita actually hanging off your arm, maybe just the one!) The stock bottle then contains enough liquid to completely fill up the Squirtle once more – and under ordinary circumstances that gives you time to order another kit. So the kit will give you protection for at least 3 – 4 ‘incidents'.
What is GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
The GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray kit is comprised of:
- One stock bottle containing 100ml of dog repellent spray mix
- One 50ml Squirtle with twist-top nozzle (with loop used to clip to belt etc)
- Just remove the twist-top nozzle from the Squirtle
- Fill up the Squirtle from the stock bottle
- Replace the twist-top nozzle on the Squirtle
- Ensure that the twist-top nozzle is screwed down tight and is closed - and you're ready to go!
Whenever you have had to use the Squirtle to protect yourself, it can be re-filled with the remaining dog repellent spray mix from the stock bottle. That's the time to re-order, while you still have a full Squirtle to carry with you. See 'How To Use' for extra detail on how to protect yourself with the Squirtle...
A full Squirtle will spray liquid for up to 5 metres, and will squirt at least 15 times. That should be enough to deter even the most persistent attacker.
Even then, there is enough dog repellent spray mix to re-fill the Squirtle again, which gives you plenty of time to re-order.
How do I use GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
Carry the full Squirtle with you in case of dog attack.
When needed, simply open the twist-top, aim and squeeze.
The Squirtle should not be aimed directly at any attacking dog, but should be used to spray liquid towards it. However large the attacking dog, as you hold your arm out and point towards it you will naturally be pointing the Squirtle downwards so that the liquid contents run down towards the nozzle. Or by swinging your arm forward you can increase the range of the Squirtle so as to project liquid for at least 5 metres. We recommend that when you first get it you fill the empty Squirtle with water to practice. Only then fill the Squirtle from the stock bottle of GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray and take it out as protection for yourself.
Most dogs are suspicious of any liquid squirted in their direction, but the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray has been formulated to evaporate rapidly and release a cloud of vapours that any dog will find overwhelming.
The spray liquid contains over 20 different aromatic essential oils dispersed in alcohol. Each of these oils is disliked by dogs, so together they confuse any dog's nose - and dogs rely on their sense of smell so much that this convinces them that they need to back off!
Simply squirt a trail of liquid between yourself and the attacking dog and that liquid will rapidly evaporate and form a cloud of vapour that protects you. (Any dog will hate the smell, although people find it quite pleasant.)
See the picture right: Our Technical Advisor tells us which oils he likes or doesn't like...
Every oil we use has been sniffed and disapproved of by him. (So this product HAS been tested on animals!)
A full Squirtle enables you to project dog repellent spray up to 5 metres, so that means that you can respond to any dog that threatens you long before it gets in range to do any harm to you or your own dog. The first squirt is likely to cause the dog to check - it will wonder what is being squirted at it, and will quickly smell the powerful aroma as the essential oils evaporate. Unless the attacking dog retreats immediately, the process can be repeated. Again and again as necessary. This will convince the attacker that you are not defenceless and that you are prepared to defend yourself with something that it believes can harm it... (A full Squirtle can be squirted up to 15 times.)
The essential oils that we have used in our formulation are all common plant oils found in everyday foods and bodycare products. But we all know that such things can be irritating - peppermint, clove, cinnamon, lemongrass, rosemary, pine etc are all things that we know that we wouldn't want to rub in our eyes. Dogs also understand this instinctively. To test this for yourself, rub together the leaves from an aromatic plant in your garden - lavender, rosemary, juniper etc - and offer that to your own pet to sniff. Your dog will wrinkle its nose and back off, knowing that such things are not good for it. Being principally carnivorous, dogs have not evolved to be tolerant of the strong aroma and flavour of the plants oils that we take for granted! So our spray really does deter dog attacks.
The GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray does not contain pepper or any related ingredients. This might result in it being categorised as an offensive weapon under UK law as it would be harmful to people. (See The Law) It has also been reported that pepper can cause heart attacks in dogs, so pepper is not used (See Safety).
How Safe is GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
Our GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray has been formulated using over 20 different essential oils that are commonly used in bodycare products, or even as ingredients of food, or which are listed by the US EPA as safe repellents. For that reason, these oils are safe to use in the dog repellent spray as they are not regarded as harmful or poisonous in any way. In the unlikely event that any is ingested, it will be extremely distasteful - especially to a dog - but is unlikely to cause any lasting harm.
This oily mixture has also had a surfactant added (basically a food-grade detergent) which means that the oils are solubilised so that any on the skin or in the eyes will wash out easily. You can easily test this for yourself. Place a couple of drops of the liquid spray onto the palm of your hand, and rub in. You can feel the oiliness of the mix. However, wash your hand under ordinary running water and you will find that it washes off without soap! (Do not do this test if you have sensitive skin or if you have any reason to believe that you might be allergic to any essential oils.)
Even so, any of the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray that comes into contact with the skin - or clothing - should be washed off with soap and water immediately. The reason for this is that even tiny amounts can cause intense irritation if transferred to the eye.
We supply the stock bottle of GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray in a ziploc plastic bag to contain any spillage. We encourage customers to continue using this for carrying their filled Squirtle.
It is NOT intended that GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray is sprayed directly into the eyes of any attacking dog. Many dogs that are a nuisance off-lead do not intend any real harm, and that would be a quite unnecessary and cruel thing to do. It is the owners who are at fault and should be informed as to their responsibilities (see The Law).
However, if a dog is close-up, and you squirt into its eyes accidentally, our spray will wash out naturally with the dog's own tears.)
In case of any allergic reaction to this spray, the ingredients include the essential oils of
Lemon, Peppermint, Citronella, Lavendin, May Chang, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Anise Star, Lemon Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper needle, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Pine needle and Spearmint which are all commonly used in foodstuffs and bodycare products.
The oils are solubilised using Polysorbate 20, and then diluted in alcohol.
Is the spray safe to use by pregnant women? Well, the spray is designed to use on dogs, not people, however in the event of accidental splashing or other transfer to peoples' skin the oils used are all chosen as common, safe ingredients for anyone unless they have a pre-exisiting allergy.
What's The Legal Situation with regard to carrying GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
(This section refers only to Law within the United Kingdom)
These days there seem to be plenty of 'barrack room lawyers' who will give you amateurish advice on any topic - especially to scare you about how you will be prosecuted if you take any steps to defend yourself or your property. Don't listen to amateurs, get good advice. The advice below has been checked out by our own qualified legal advisor.
There is a lot of useful advice online. To summarize the responsibilities of dog owners and to define what is meant by an out-of-control dog, the UK directgov website offers the page "Controlling your dog in public".
The relevant law in the UK is The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, and on the page "Dangerous dogs" you are given this summary:
"If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place or injures any person while out of control, then its owner is guilty of an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act. A person found guilty of an offence may face imprisonment or a fine, and the courts may disqualify the offender from having custody of a dog for any period."
There is a useful leaflet provided by Defra called "Control of Dogs, The Law and You". If you have a regular problem and a local dog owner who doesn't act to exert better control over their dog, you could consider printing this out and putting a copy through their letter box (or posting it to them).
However, we have outlined below the answers to some of your most likely questions on this subject:
When am I entitled to defend myself?
The answer here depends on whether you are threatened by a dog that is out of control. You can't simply aim a dog repellent spray at a dog because it threatens you by barking on the other side of a fence. According to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Any dog, regardless of breed, is dangerously out of control if:
- it injures a person, or
- it injures another animal, or
- it behaves in a way that makes a person worried that it might injure them.
The law applies everywhere that the general public is allowed to go and anywhere a dog goes where it is not supposed to be. If a dog injures another person's animal, or an owner of an animal reasonably believes that they could be injured if they intervened to protect their animal from a dog, then an offence has been committed. This is a criminal offence so you can inform the police, who may apply for a control order, fine, destruction etc . You could also claim damages to cover the vet's bill.
So the answer to this question is that if the other dog is out of control, then a criminal offence has already been committed by its owner. In those circumstances it is only reasonable that you take appropriate steps to defend yourself. If your dog has already been injured in any way, then you can act to protect it from further harm. If you have been harmed, or if you even fear that you will be harmed if you intervene, then again the law will allow you to defend yourself.
How can I defend myself?
The first thing to remember is what you cannot do. You cannot carry an offensive weapon. Some people carry a knife or a pepper spray, when in fact they can be prosecuted for even carrying them in the first place. And if you use these to defend yourself, far from supporting your actions the Police are likely to haul you off to court as carrying an offensive weapon is regarded as a very serious criminal offence. It is not unlikely that you would be jailed just for carrying a knife...
So what constitutes an offensive weapon? It is anything that is designed to cause harm to a person, and which is carried with the intention of causing harm to a person. So a tree surgeon is allowed to carry a chain-saw because even though it is capable of causing great harm it has not been designed for that and is not being carried for that purpose. However, a knife is also capable of causing harm, and if a dog walker or jogger carries one for self defence then they are committing a criminal offence even without using it, because that was obviously their intention. Even carrying a sharpened stick might be regarded as an offensive weapon. A pepper spray is designed specifically to harm people, it has no other purpose, so in UK law it is definitely an offensive weapon and you must not carry one!
So what can I use to defend myself? You may defend yourself using anything that has not been designed to harm a person... Traditionally, people who routinely have to deal with fierce dogs use an ultrasonic device. These do have one serious drawback in that dogs are rather like human beings and lose their ability to hear high pitched noises as they get older! And old dogs often become deaf too - in which case noise just isn't going to work. Because of this problem, dog repellent sprays have been developed. Pepper must not be included in them otherwise it becomes unsafe for the dog and potentially harmful to people. (See Alternatives for more information) However, the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray works safely on dogs without being harmful to people!
What about cruelty to animals?
There are two different matters to consider here... Firstly the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray has been formulated so as not to be of any harm to dogs. It is only likely to cause real distress if it gets into a dogs eyes - however, we do not recommend that you use the spray in this way deliberately, and even if the liquid should get into a dog's eyes it should wash out quite easily.
Secondly, you should only be using it if you are feeling threatened by an out-of-control dog. In this case it is the lesser of two evils to risk harming the dog. You have every right to defend yourself as long as you don't go out of your way to cause unnecessary harm.
On the general subject of using 'reasonable force' or a 'proportionate response' the advice of the UK government is:
Anyone can use 'reasonable force' to protect themselves or others, or to carry out an arrest or to prevent a crime. You are not expected to make fine judgements over the level of force you use in the heat of the moment. So long as you only do what you honestly and instinctively believe is necessary in the heat of the moment, that would be the strongest evidence of you acting lawfully and in self-defence. This is still the case if you use something to hand as a weapon. As a general rule, the more extreme the circumstances and the fear felt, the more force you can lawfully use in self-defence. (See directgov here)
And that is the advice that they give regarding self-defence in response to violence threatened by another person, so obviously when threatened by a dog you will be given a lot of leeway as to how you chose to defend yourself.
The best way to stay safe is to keep out of trouble!
Educate yourself about dog behaviour. A dog that is crouching, ears back, barking and even snarling is likely to be an anxious dog - it is threatening you because it feels threatened by you. (When a dog is barking aggressively that is an evolved behaviour that a wild dog would use to call for help from other dogs in its pack.) Perhaps it just thinks that it is doing its job by defending its territory - especially if it has family or children to protect.
Do what you can to back off. Act calmly - no sudden movements or shouting - to reassure it that you mean no harm to it, or its owner or its property. If you use familiar command words like "No!" or "Sit!", it may remind the dog that you are a human, and that humans are usually in charge and should be obeyed. If it is an anxious dog then its aggression should diminish as you withdraw.
But NEVER turn your back on it! It will then assume that it has you on the run, that you are prey, and it will feel encouraged to attack you. Withdraw, but stand tall, face it, and act like someone who is in charge and not someone who is not going to be an easy victim.
A dog that is quietly snarling, ears forward, but not barking, is a dog that thinks it can handle you on its own. If it is not barking, then it reckons that it doesn't need any help to attack you. This is a dog that thinks it is in charge, and that it can do what it pleases. This is the most dangerous type of dog - it will attack whenever it wants to.
And this won't be just one nip, it could be a savage attack that could cause a great deal of harm. If you have strayed onto its territory, then you need to withdraw if you are to have any chance of avoiding an attack. If it thinks that it is defending its people or its property, then you must do everything you can to defuse that threat. So never move towards it, don't shout at the dog or its owner, don't make any quick movements that could increase its sense of danger. Again, NEVER turn your back on it. Withdraw quietly, whilst being prepared to defend yourself in any way necessary.
NB: A dog wagging its tail is not necessarily a happy dog. A wagging tail means that it is an excited dog. It might not be at all happy to see you - just excited at the prospect of tearing your throat out! So beware of jumping to conclusions just because the tail is wagging...
Confusing? Well, the important point is whether the dog is on a lead and under control, or whether it is off-lead, out-of-control, and whether you feel threatened by it. If you feel at all threatened by an off-leash dog then prepare to defend yourself. Our Squirtle, filled with GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray, enables you to give the dog a warning shot to let it know that you are not an easy victim. And that will do no harm...
What is the history of GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
Our inventor got himself a young rescue dog in early 2011 - a spirited young chap, confident, always up for a scrap, but not the world's largest dog. He exchanged a few growls with other dogs but nothing serious. But then a few weeks after he arrived they were walking in the fields, in lovely summer sunshine, when a 12 stone Rottweiler came rushing out of the undergrowth. The Rottie circled, both dogs snarling, and our inventor circled too, trying to stay between the two to prevent a bloodbath. He was in luck - the Rottie fancied picking on a smaller dog, but wasn't prepared to attack a person. An 8 stone girl arrived breathlessly a while later pleading "He only wants to play". How often have we heard that used as an excuse by people whose badly controlled dogs have caused distress to others?
He talked to his postman and learnt that posties and meter readers are issued with an aerosol spray as a dog repellent. People in these professions are often confronted with snappy dogs that think that it is their job to defend their property even from the visitors who have a legitimate reason to be there. Often it is small yappy dogs that are the biggest nuisance, and often their owners don't take the matter seriously - but a nip from a small terrier can be painful. So postmen are allowed to use a peppermint spray to protect themselves, and it does do a good job of discouraging dogs from attacking them... (See Alternatives)
So he got an aerosol spray can for himself. And lucky that he did, because a while later they were walking in the woods when a large black hellhound appeared out of nowhere, baring his teeth and obviously intent on something other than play.
He used the aerosol spray, and it worked! Eventually... The hellhound retreated (smelling of peppermint). But out in the open that dog had taken a lot of persuading that it should back off.
And it had taken 12 bursts from the aerosol, which left it empty. And they are not refillable. And the feeble spray from the can would have been pathetically ineffective in even a gentle breeze...
However, our dog owner is a qualified Biochemist and an experienced Industrial Chemist with a knowledge of essential oils far exceeding that of whoever designed the peppermint aerosol spray. He put together a blend of 20 essential oils that he calls his 'olfactory thunderflash'. His own dog (right) advised him as to which oils he regarded as the most pungent and undesirable. (The results are sometimes surprising - humans like citruses, but many animals don't!)
You see, people rely on their eyes and ears, so when the SAS want to disable them they use a thunderflash to temporarily blind and deafen them. However, dogs rely mostly on their noses for information, so our Geroff! Dog Repellent Spray overwhelms their sense of smell with a mixture of 20 different oils that they hate - and no dog goes into battle if its nose isn't working properly!
And our product is half the price of the aerosol, lightweight, safe and refillable. It also squirts a stream of liquid that is effective outside in the open air, even when there is a wind. It is pleasant for people, but very unpleasant to dogs.
A word from our Inventor:
"I've been a dog owner for nearly 50 of my years, and I've never known the situation to be so bad. I've had as many bad experiences in 5 months as I'd had previously in 50 years. People now seem to chose a dog breed because it is fashionable, but with no consideration as to whether they have the space for them or the time and energy to exercise them properly. Or the strength to control them. The Law makes it very clear that regardless of breed a dog must be properly controlled - any time another animal is hurt, or if a person is hurt or even in fear of being hurt, then a criminal offence is being committed. But it's too late then,isn't it? I hold my GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray anytime that I think there may be trouble. I'm always happy to put it away unused, but I'm greatly reassured that I'm not defenceless when other dogs threaten to cause trouble..."
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How do I purchase Geroff! Dog Repellent Spray?
Our standard kit consists of:
- A 100ml stock bottle of Dog Repellent Spray
- A 50ml Squirtle which can be filled up twice from the stock bottle
- A ziplock polythene bag to carry your filled Squirtle
- A full set of Instructions
Our standard kit contains a 50ml Squirtle, which arrives empty. The instructions suggest that you fill it with water and practice your technique until you can consistently squirt 5 metres. When you feel confident, you then top up the Squirtle from the 100ml stock bottle. The full Squirtle should do you for at least 2 ordinary incidents. (If there's an Akita actually hanging off your arm, maybe just the one!) The stock bottle then contains enough liquid to completely fill up the Squirtle once more – and under ordinary circumstances that gives you time to order another kit. So the kit will give you protection for at least 3 – 4 ‘incidents'.
Only £12.50, which includes all postage and packing to UK addresses
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Are there alternatives to GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray?
There are many ways that you can defend yourself against an out of control dogs, however you need to chose a method that is going to be effective and which is legal. If you search on the internet you will find many businesses that will offer to sell you knives, pepper spray, tasers, electric prods and stun guns. Be aware, every single one of these is illegal in the UK, and would be likely to get you prosecuted for carrying an offensive weapon or for cruelty to animals. Do not buy them!
There a just a few legal possibilities, and we outline them here:
These work because dogs are able to hear much higher pitched sounds than humans. Therefore an ultrasonic gun can be designed that will project a painful and alarming noise towards a dog that is completely inaudible to humans. They are not expensive, not illegal, easy to use - but not particularly effective. They can cause a anxious dog to back off, puzzled by the noise, but are no guarantee against a fierce dog that is determined to attack. It may just get more annoyed! But the biggest drawback is the fact that dogs are like people and lose their ability to hear at the higher registers as they get older. Old dogs even become completely deaf, just like humans do. So a dog that is hard of hearing is not likely to respond to ultrasonics...
There are a number of sprays available to use against dogs, but apart from one other that we know about these are all pepper sprays imported from the US which will end up in you being prosecuted for carrying an offensive weapon. Pepper is dangerous to dogs and extremely irritating to people, so pepper sprays should never be used.
The one other safe and legal spray that we know of is Bite-Back, which is principally made of just peppermint. Whilst this has an impressively strong smell to humans, it is not necessarily that unpleasant to dogs. The suppliers also can't be bothered with supplying single cans to ordinary folks, so it is outrageously priced (£20 + p&p each) and only sold as a minimum of 10 cans.
Also, being a small 50ml aerosol can, it is quickly used up and not effective beyond a couple of metres. If you are outside with the wind blowing towards you then you will end up having peppermint stinging your eyes at the same time as having your arm chewed off by any attacking dog! It is principally intended for postmen and meter readers for close range deterrence, not for fighting in the woods or out in the fields. That is why we developed something with a greater range, greater volume, lower price and better dog deterrence: GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray.
If you discover any other useful alternatives Contact Us to let us know...
A few FAQ's about GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray
Isn't the Dangerous Dog Act just about dangerous breeds like pit bulls etc?
No, it is about dangerous dogs in general. It was the first Act of Parliament to ban particular breeds, like pit bulls, but the overall purpose was to describe the obligations of dog owners to control their dogs, and the rights of the public to protect themselves and expect the police to back them up.
What happens if I use the spray on other people - like the owners of out-of-control dogs?
The spray should never be used on people. It will not incapacitate them like a pepper spray would, and it is actually likely to make them very, very annoyed! It is an oily mixture that might stain their clothes, and would be very irritating if it got in their eyes, maybe even causing some harm. Even though the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray has been designed not to be an offensive weapon you might be charged with assault because of your intent to harm them.
Can GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray be used to stop local dogs fouling on your front lawn?
It isn't ideal for that purpose. The problem is that dogs (and cats) urinate and defecate to define their territory. Your front lawn may be, to them, part of their territory or the limit of their territory. Many products are sold to deter them, but unfortunately they simply regard those as just another smell to compete with. If anything, such products may actually encourage them!
Can I put GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray into a water pistol or something other than the Squirtle?
Unfortunately not. The essential oils and the alcohol in the spray are very good at dissolving plastics, so the average water pistol will not survive very well. The hard plastic will start to dissolve and become sticky, then the rubber seals inside will start to disintegrate too. We had to test a lot of different containers before we decided to use the Squirtle. Other things might squirt well for a while, but only up to the moment that they fall apart!
You say that GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray works with foxes too..?
Foxes are canids, members of the dog family, so many of their reactions are just like those of the domesticated dog. Despite some lurid newspaper stories, foxes are seldom likely to attack people as dogs do - in fact, many people like seeing urban foxes in their gardens. However, they can be a nuisance digging and fouling in gardens. They are also vicious hunters that will kill chicken, pet rabbits, and the occasional pet pussycat too. And they can drive dogs wild by teasing them if they see that the dog is restrained on a lead, or is behind a fence. And of course, their noise at night - particularly during mating season - can be horrendous!
If a fox is lurking where you don't want it, then our dog repellent spray can be used as a fox repellent spray too. As the GerOff! Squirtle has a range of 5 metres you can give them quite a surprise, and once they realise that you are not completely defenceless they will be more wary of you...
Foxes also like to scent mark their territory like dogs - only their urine has a more unpleasant and pungent odour to us. The complex mixture of aromatic oils in the GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray confuses them if left where they usually scent mark. Although pleasant to us, they will regard it as so strong that they cannot compete with it, and that will also encourage them to roam somewhere else.
Is the dog repellent spray effective on cats?
Well, cats don't seem to like it. However, the main problem with cats is not that they attack you (!) but that once scared away they sneak in again when you are not looking. And often crap in your flower border, or vegetable garden, or the kids' sand-pit. So anything to deter cats has to be longer lasting. As GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray has a surfactant added for safety reasons to help wash it off skin or out of eyes, this will wash away in the rain too.
A selection of customers' testimonials about GerOff! Dog Repellent Spray
I've had the same problems as your inventor, being hassled by off-lead dogs on a regular basis. They don't always want to really fight, but you never know until they get close. You don't have to use it, but it's good to have some back-up in case things turn nasty.
My spaniel was beaten up by a doberman last year and it cost me hundreds in vets bills because I can't afford insurance. Thankyou for the advice on the law, from now on I know my rights and will let other dog owners know too. And from now on I'm going armed!
Got a chance at long last to try out my Dog Repellent ‘Squirtle' in anger. Two big golden labs who have annoyed me for months. The bigger, snarlier male got too close so I gave it both barrels.... Result: one fierce dog changing its mind and pissing off à toute vitesse. Success! I'm sure that it had got splashed in the face, but even better, I saw them both out playing frisbee a while later and neither had come to any harm.
I used to carry a pot of white pepper and a sheath knife with me whenever I was out walking, even though I knew that legally it was an offensive weapon. Now that I have my GerOff! dog spray I know that I can protect myself but stay within the law. I have used it several times and it works well.
I have been pestered for years by foxes that pee on my garden gnomes to scent mark their territory. This year I have squirted them with the dog repellent spray and they seem terribly confused - like it is the scent of some monster that they can't possibly compete with. Now they have gone off to mark their territory somewhere else!
Frank Johnson, Torquay
We live in an area where all the louts keep fierce dogs that look like pitbulls or something. They set them to fight with each other and love an excuse to set them on other dogs or neighbours. I feel a lot safer walking around the streets knowing that I have got something to defend us.
Walkies yesterday and I saw a woman and child coming towards us with a damn great huskie off the lead. Suspecting trouble I took a detour around a field. Two minutes later I heard her calling, and sure enough the huskie was after us... I stopped and told it to phuque off. It didn't even look at me, just eyed my dog like he was breakfast. I gave it a squirt while it was just out of range, and it stopped immediately to sniff the ground. When it looked up I gave it another squirt and it looked very happy, sniffed manically then cleared off... There is definitely something to the idea that a complex mixture of smells overwhelms a dog's brain and completely distracts it. So far, I haven't had one dog look distressed at being squirted. They just get distracted... This Squirtle thing is brilliant!
An enormous black lab/mastiff came round a corner on its own, came up and growled at me when I tried to protect my dog by holding it behind me. It was only a few feet away so I squirted it in the face. (I wouldn't normally want to do that.) It just wagged its tail, found its owner who had just appeared, and happily licked the spray off its nose while she slagged me off. She later called the police, but when I explained that I reckoned it was her that had committed the criminal offence they took my side and warned her off. Quoting "Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991" let them know that I knew what I was tallking about. Thanks for that advice!
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