You may end up in the middle of a shit show.
A larger dog grabs a puppy off of a woman’s lap while she is eating lunch pic.twitter.com/vlR59F1Qnz
— Crazy Clips (@crazyclipsonly) June 10, 2023
Let’s be quick about it: Trying to open the jaws of a dog, specially a pitbull, is a fool’s labor at best.
Now the question is: Can I legally use deadly force to stop (Gun/Knives/etc) the destruction of property? (Sorry, pets are not humans no matter if you call them fur babies) If the answer is no in your location, then you should be ready to use alternatives.
I carry pepper spray, so I would go with a quick squirt right in the nostrils of the attacking pooch. If no pepper sprat is available, I go straight to punch the crap out of the nose of the dog and even covering it altogether or shoving anything liquid to make it gag and release the object in its mouth. Dogs with slender necks are easier to choke, but only if they are wearing a sturdy collar you can twist. Thick necked dogs? You better be very strong or carry piano wire and garrote the hell out of the creature.
Oh yes, pain is also a deterrent: Break the tail. Squeeze the nuts. But the downside is they may come after you.