I was just reading Jana's post about being attacked on their walk. I have started carrying a can of Spray Shield when Maggie and I walk. Thankfully, I have never had to use it but I wonder if any of you have tried it and does it work? It is a citrus based spray that comes out with a lot of force. It is supposed to stop a dog attack without doing permanent damage in the event of getting in your eyes or your own dog's eyes.