A number of years ago, had a neighbor who raised and showed Norwegian Elkhounds, . . . and did quite well at it.
She ALWAYS kept a plastic squeeze bottle in her hip pocket, . . . half water, and half ammonia.
She would spray a rag from her belt with it and throw in on any offending dog that wanted to bite, fight, or just cause trouble.
End of problem.
I don't know all the psychology or chemistry involved, . . . but it worked for her and she was a professional dog showing person (whatever you call them).
It is my choice if I would be in any situation where I would be fearful of dogs.
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