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PetSafe Spray Shield Animal Deterrent Spray

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Description

SprayShield uses an innovative formula to interrupt dog attacks by surprising and distracting the dog with a powerful citronella scent, giving you time to escape. When sampled on trained attack dogs, SprayShield was found to be an equally effective alternative to 10% pepper spray, with none of the harmful side effects.

SprayShield is the perfect safety tool to carry with you to prevent dog attacks, whether you’re walking your dog, visiting the shelter or vet, or just jogging around the neighborhood.

Key Benefits
  • Powerful citronella spray deters low to moderately agitated dogs without increasing aggression
  • Safer alternative to pepper spray for preventing dog attacks without harmful blow-back that can incapacitate the user
  • Spray solution has been found to be extremely safe and poses no danger to animals or humans, spray interrupts a dog’s behavior and distracts the animal because of its strong spray stream and unique odor
  • Compact can with handy belt/pocket clip
  • Full can will spray up to a 10-foot stream continuously for up to 12 seconds
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS: May not stop all animals. SprayShield is highly effective in low to medium level aggression. However, some dogs are so strongly motivated that no known spray deterrent is effective; physical restraint is the only way to stop an attack by these animals.

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  • Item Number
    82750
  • Dimensions
    2 x 5.75 x 7.75 inches
  • Weight
    4.8 ounces
Instructions
  • Shake can for 1-2 seconds.
  • Slide trigger right to activate.
  • Aim spray nozzle at the animal's nose.
  • Spray stream has a maximum reach of 10 feet. A full can will spray continuously for up to 12 seconds.
  • To lock trigger, lift red tab and slide to the left until locked. *To be most effective, the spray stream should be aimed at or near the nose of an attacking animal. Try to avoid aiming for an animal’s eyes. Before using SprayShield on an animal, the user should test the spray to become familiar with the range of spray. Citronella is the active ingredient and presents a strong odor, effectively distracting an attacking dog. The propellant in the product is flammable, and if heated, the can may explode.
  • Effectiveness: Independent sampling has shown that SprayShield is effective in controlling dogs exhibiting low to medium aggression. It should be noted, however, that while the product has matched the effectiveness of 10% pepper spray on dogs, it may not stop trained attack animals or animals with a strong motivation to attack.

  • Proper use: The first defense is observation and awareness of the area. Potentially dangerous situations should be avoided. However, if faced with an attack situation, SprayShield can be sprayed at or near the nose of the animal to distract it and allow valuable seconds for retreat to a safe place. A second or continuous spray may be used for animals who persist.

  • If the aggressive dog’s owner becomes hostile: Remain calm. The owner most often assumes that you have sprayed their pet with pepper spray. Explain that the solution in SprayShield is not pepper spray and does not cause pain to the animal. The spray contains a natural essence, citronella oil, which serves merely to distract the dog. Let the owner smell the scent and spray a small amount on your hand to demonstrate that it does not burn like pepper spray.

  • If bitten by a dog: Immediately call Animal Control to report the bite so that the dog can be checked for proper rabies vaccination. If possible, keep the dog in visual contact until an officer arrives. This will help insure that the correct animal is identified. If unable to do this, attempt to have someone else do this for you. If the bite breaks the skin, seek medical attention immediately.

FAQ

Can SprayShield be used as a training aid?

Yes. Some people use it to interrupt unwanted behavior in dogs. Once the unwanted behavior is interrupted, the dog’s attention can then be redirected.

Can SprayShield be used to defend against an attack by another human?

No. SprayShield interrupts a dog’s behavior and distracts the animal because of its strong spray stream and unique odor. It does not cause pain or injury and would not affect human behavior.

Can the spray be harmful to my pet or family?

No. The spray solution has been found to be extremely safe and poses no danger to animals or humans. The active ingredient is a natural essential oil that has been used in human, animal, and environmental applications for thousands of years. Although it can cause discomfort in certain individuals with allergies to citronella, it is considered safe for the vast majority of people and animals.

Can the spray harm the dog’s eyes?

This would be highly unlikely. The citronella solution is buffered to minimize any discomfort should it get into the eyes. However, as with any aerosol product, the spray should not be aimed directly into the eyes.

How many sprays are in a can?

A full can will spray up to a 10-foot stream continuously for up to 12 seconds. The actual number of sprays will be a direct result of how the user chooses to meter those sprays.

Is SprayShield as effective as pepper spray at stopping attacking dogs?

Yes. When sampled at the Canine Aggression Research Center, it was found to be as effective on moderately aggressive dogs as other personal defense products including 10% pepper spray solution.

What are the primary advantages of using SprayShield?

It will effectively deter low to moderately agitated dogs without increasing aggression. Other personal defense products such as pepper spray and mace have been proven to increase aggressive behavior in dogs. A second notable advantage over other spray deterrent products is the absence of harmful blow-back that can incapacitate the user and make the user even more vulnerable.

Who should use SprayShield?

SprayShield is designed to be used by kennel employees, animal control officers, utility workers, meter readers, delivery personnel, joggers, bicyclists, outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen, or anyone who may potentially come in contact with a moderately aggressive dog.

Will SprayShield deter any attacking dog?

SprayShield has shown to be extremely effective in deterring low to medium level aggression. In many cases dogs that are strongly motivated to attack cannot be stopped without restraint. The best protection is to be aware of the presence of and avoid an encounter with a potentially dangerous dog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved me from a dog fight

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    Absolutely great! I have 2 large male dogs who sometimes can get aggressive with each other and this stopped them before anything could escalate. No ill effects no obnoxious smell. Great product.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Lost it Before I could use it, the glue is NOT STRONG ENOUGH

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    The clip is glued on with some sort of sticky clear stuff that looks like hot glue. It is NOT STRONG enough to hold the can permanently! The can came off 2 times but the glue was still sticky enough to hold on to the can, the 3rd time it came off I didn't notice and I lost it somewhere. Never got the chance to use it. I think I might be better off with real mace because it has a reliable clip. I hope someone finds it and puts it to good use.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to carry

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    I really can’t rate this item as I have not had to use it, thank goodness, but just knowing I have it with us on our walks makes me feel better, as we were attacked by another dog and it was very scary.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Wasn’t good for my use

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    I needed something to protect my tiny dog and myself from dogs who get loose or door dash when they hear us walking and approach us. This did not work for us, sounds great, just didn’t work for us...

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    SprayShield

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    I'm a dog walker so I have had to use this a few times with off-leash charging dogs. It has worked great. Only issue is the clip is not as secure to the bottle as it could be, it pops off on nearly each bottle I have. I just re-glue and off I go.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This worked for me

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    The very first day I took this spray with me on a walk, it saved my little guy. I usually carry pepper spay. On this day, an aggressive dog came running out of a garage and was going for my pup. I chose to pick him up and prepared myself for the challenge. The aggressive dog stopped for a second to size me up... he then proceeded forward after he realized I would be no match for him. I sprayed him right in the face, he snorted and shook his head. It gave the owner time to get to him. It did not provoke any additional anger in the big guy and we all went safely in our way. I was very thankful!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great to seperate fighting dogs

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    I recently adopted a 3rd dog. She sometimes gets in a scuffle with my other female dog. I spray this in between them and they immediately stop fighting.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by trainer

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    We recently worked with a trainer on behavior issues with our 2 adult dogs. He left 3 cans of this spray at our house, but we have hardly had to use it because of how effective it was after the trainer sprayed them. We use it for behavior issues such as jumping (out of excitement), barking, scratching/paw'ing, leash reactivity on walks, keeping off furniture and biting with our 12 week old puppy. It is harmless to the dogs and has helped us so far (in addition to the training).

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    PUPPY NIPPING

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    We purchased the PetSafe spray because our puppy was biting all the time. A few sprays with PetSafe and all I have to do now is pick up the container and shake it. He stops immediately! Thumbs up!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

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    I walk dogs at the shelter and have dogs who don't like to approached while on leash so I carry it in case a "friendly" off-leash dog approaches. It can also be used to de-escalate a situation before it turns into a fight. If the fight has already begun, it doesn't break it up. The dogs are way too past threshold. But good to have for those "just in case" moments.

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