Stun Guns and Batons for Dogs

So, we get asked quite often which model of stun gun or stun baton is best to use against dogs.  While there is no definitive single best unit, there are two features which are really helpful in dealing with an attacking dog situation.  These help both if the dog is attacking your dog and if the dog is potentially attacking you or a person.

First thing to consider is preventing the attack.  If a dog is in pursuit of you or your dog, you want to be able to “shake” their attention,barracuda bc37 to startle them and to get them to rethink what they’re doing.  You want to redirect their attention.  Oftentimes, simply by doing a test fire into the air before they make contact is enough to rattle them and get them to redirect.  However, what’s important here is that the test fire HAS TO BE by a strong stun gun.  I wimpy little “poof” into the air is not going to get anyone’s attention.  But, by using something that has high voltage AND high amperage, like the Barracuda BC37, a sound so loud will be generated that many times, the dog freaks and tucks tail.

zap stun batonNow, if the dog does happen to continue or if the dog is already in “mouth on” attack mode, you want something that can reach in to the fight, thus keeping your body parts as far away as possible.  And, to accomplish this, a stun baton or even a stun cane is a good weapon to have.  A stun baton is typically 15-18 inches in length and a stun cane is generally 30+ inches.  So, either can be used to extend your reach giving you a little distance.

Now, with all this being said, please know that there is no weapon that can be claimed to be 100% effective in any and all situations.  Body chemistry, adrenaline and what have you sometimes comes together to give a freakish situation that even a bullet won’t instantly stop.  But, you’ll increase your odds by having something rather than nothing.  Also, know that stun guns and batons will not permanently harm either the attacking dog, nor your dog should you accidentally touch them.  And, the stun cannot pass from the attacking dog you touch into your dog.

Dog attacks can be quite stressful situations for sure.  Be prepared and know that you’re increasing your chances of safety and that of your dog by carrying some form of stun gun.

– By E Harris

 

Stun Gun for Dogs

I’m a dog lover and I hate to think that anyone would intentionally hurt a dog with a stun gun.  But, I also know, first hand, that there are times when we’re out walking, either ourselves or our dogs, that other dogs charge us and attack us.  I’ve had my dog mauled while on the end of a leash I was holding.  It was horrifying.  I understand the situation.

So, with all that being said, recognizing there are times when we must protect ourselves or our animals, having a stun gun on hand for thisstun gun for dogs is a smart move.  So, which kind of stun gun is good for this?  Personally, I prefer a stun baton or a stun cane for this situation, because they give “reach” in case an actual attack occurs.  You don’t have to put your hand into the middle of the fight in order to stop a dog.

But, first, let’s recognize that dogs are animals.  And, as such, they sense the electrical charge of a stun gun much better than humans.  So, its been my experience that a simple test fire into the air of most any stun gun, prior to them engaging in actual attack onto me or my dog, is enough to get their attention and stop them.  They sense the current and they back off.  So, with this, really, having any stun gun that gives off a very strong electrical charge is appropriate for stopping an attack before it starts.  But, again, if that doesn’t stop it, I recommend a stun baton, which are generally about 15 inches in length or a stun cane, which are generally 32-36 inches in length, so you can reach into the fight, without putting your hand or arm in harm’s way.

 

ZAP Stun Baton

The other day, I wrote about the flashlight stun gun from ZAP.  Today, I’m going to tell a little about the ZAP Stun Baton.  This is one of our website’s top sellers.

Many people like a stun baton due to its size.  They figure it is a little more menacingzap stun baton looking and will hopefully prevent an attack, rather than just defend someone who is already being attacked.  So, this is one obvious advantage.  But, also, they are easy to swing at an attacker and make contact, rather than a smaller hand-held stun gun.  But, I think at this point, that just comes down to personal preference.

Now, the ZAP Stun Baton generates 1 million volts of power.  And, as we always say here, its not the voltage that stops someone, its the amperage.  But, voltage is what determines how thick of clothing the stun can penetrate.  And, this level of voltage will typically penetrate through a shirt or light jacket and will very easily work on bare skin as well as dog fur, if someone is using it to ward off an attacking dog.

The amperage of this unit is pretty typical in the 3 milliamp range and this is effective in dropping an average person after about 3-4 seconds of direct contact.  Not the quickest on the market, but still pretty typical in the world of stun guns.

The baton also has a built in LED flashlight, which is kinda nice, should you need one.  It has a rechargeable, built in battery and comes with a holster.  And, it has electrodes not only on the rod portion of the baton, but also around the grip, making it easier for the user to make contact of the stun electrodes to the attacker.

I think its pretty easy to see why this has always been one of our best sellers!