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Yesterday was Walk the Dog Day, and we received a guest blog post from Amanda Shannon Verrengia of Run Intended. Learn about the importance of backing safety tools with thorough practice!
February 22 is “Walk the Dog Day” and I can’t think of a better reason to get out the door and take your pooch for a stroll. I can’t even get the “w” in “walk” out before my dogs run to the door! They’re always ready to go. A leash, collar, maybe a coat or harness and you’re set. Right? Maybe not. What would you do if a dog attacked your dog during a walk? What if a dog attacked you? It’s not what we want to think about when we head out for that morning stroll, but a bit of thought and preparation could save you or your dog from a brutal attack.
The SABRE Pink Protector Dog Spray is just the right amount of preparation you need to take before each outing with your dogs. I’m such an animal lover and I always want to maintain the thought that animals are good and that nothing bad is going to happen to me or my dogs on our walks and runs. But, the truth is, it happens far too often. I’ll never forget when our 3-year-old dog was just a little puppy and we took him on one of his first trips to the dog park. He was being a typical puppy and running around irritating some of the older dogs. Out of nowhere, a large dog attacked him. He growled, barked, snarled and tossed my little guy on the ground. My husband and I ran over and the dog backed off. But, what if he hadn’t? What if he would have attacked me, my husband, our little pup?
I would have felt safer that day, as I do now, if I was carrying the SABRE Pink Protector Dog Spray. Here’s one of the best parts: the spray isn’t harmful to dogs. I would never want to hurt an animal and this spray allows you to deter dogs without leaving them with long-term pain or damage.
The safety clip allows you to carry it during your walk or run without fear of accidentally spraying it and sales support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
I was able to try the Practice Pepper Spray which is really helpful in terms of confidence while carrying it. Practicing proper grip and the actual spraying of the product will help you feel more prepared should you ever be confronted with a dangerous situation. It doesn’t included the pepper irritant, so you don’t have to worry about harming yourself or others while practicing. I got in a few practice sprays and thought it was interesting how you need to press relatively hard in order for the spray to come out (a safety standard). This is why the grip is so important when using the product.
Do you carry a protectant spray while running or walking with your dogs? If you’ve yet to try carrying a product, #ShowYouCare about your pup's safety and your safety when you get your hands on the SABRE Pink Protector Dog Spray. Consider grabbing a canister of the practice spray to get yourself more acquainted with usage as well.