I'd never heard of this being an effective animal deterrent and thought we'd try it out. As of now I've only tested it by spraying it on my fence to see if it kept my own dogs away and I'll be damned, it does. They simply don't like the smell I guess. A bonus is mosquitoes hate it.
Our trainer had recommended a citronella based spray for training. It has been wonderful both for aggressive behavior and incessant barking. After just a week I just show her the canister and she falls in line.
The citronella spray is a deterrent to dogs but tolerable for me. Only negative is it shoots out of the canister like a missile. A broader stream would be better.
This is a great tool at a great price. I use it when walking dogs should a loose one come our way to start trouble. I also use it as a training tool with my sled dog team. Helps with the line chewer though minimal. Helpful in passing practices should a dog go over and sniff another passing team. This keeps them going on by. I've also used it to help a dog owner whose 2 dogs got into a fight. The resulting surprise was instantaneous.
Our cat has high anxiety because of an outdoor animal presence (cats, raccoons, etc.) and his specialist suggested that we spray a perimeter around the house. She uses it at her home very successfully.
I have used this twice on walks to defend my dogs, who were on leashes, from dogs who were roaming loose. Very effective. When a neighbor’s Great Dane attacked my long haired Dachshund I sprayed the Dane right in the face without fear that of this getting on my Dachshund because it does not burn like pepper spray. Pepper spray is dangerous not only to your own dogs but it can make aggressive dogs more aggressive because it burns.
I bought this to diffuse some reoccuring fights two of my male dogs were having. It does temporarily startle them if I spray them as they are beginning to growl at each other, but doesn't seem to have much more effect than if I use a squirt gun or spray bottle. No idea how it would work if an unknown dog were to approached threateningly. I do like that the scent is pleasant and not harmful to the user.
<p>I have used this product before, purchased from a different company and that is why I bought it again. The product works great on all the roaming dogs we have encountered so far. My suggestion is to include a belt clip on this product - we took the clip off of the used canister we were getting rid of.</p>
Five dogs charged my young rescue dog while she was on a leash, at my side, in the National Forest. The huge, alpha, gray pit bull came at her head on. Without thinking, and no previous experience, I pulled sprayshield out of my pocket and fired it between her upright ears. The spray hit his eyes, then nose (bingo), then tongue. He shook his head and retreated at a run as his irresponsible (jogging) owner called. I reported it. Officer said that his department uses Sprayshield. The owner had a date with a judge. My dog would have been eviscerated for sure!
I bought this to keep neighbor dogs from coming into my yard and attacking my cats. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but will update this as soon as I do.
I use to keep two male dogs from becoming too aggressive with each other. It is the only application we have tried that seems to work. My youngest male, newly introduced to the house, is tryng to become the alpha male and sometimes looks for his older brother to start trouble. One or two sprays from this and he goes immediately to his bed. I recommend this product highly.
Spray Shield is a great product! In our neighborhood many dogs are in the road without supervision, so an effective and humane deterrent is a must! We have used Spray Shield on a handful of occasions with good results, namely no dog to dog contact. This product is economically priced, has a long spray range and is easy to use. I highly recommend Spray Shield to others.
My two dogs get into fights on a regular basis. I was about to give one away because of the situation. I used this spray during their next fight and it stopped them in their tracks. After using this just once, they haven't fought!
Happy with the results...