We just had some excitement. Louis, our 12 year old, 13 pound miniature poodle just cornered a raccoon behind the shed. I'm guessing that the coon probably outweighed Louie by about 10-15 lbs. Louie was possessed by the raccoon so we had a hard time distracting him. Curt got the hose with the wand attachment while I got treats. Curt got Louis just wet enough that he came running out, which was my opportunity to distract him with a treat. It worked. Both dogs made it in without a scratch from the raccoon. All of nature is in harmony again.