What incidents have you had in the past, where you resorted to non-lethal means and methods to resolve the situation? I imagine most responses will involve animals vs. humans.
I have pepper sprayed a dog, off leash, no owner (or anybody else) visible anywhere, at my front door. It left and never came back.
Hit a dog with a stick. Hit another dog with a ball bat.
I have had to use aggressive language, sticks and stones against several aggressive dogs and a couple of aggressive bears in the past. Though calmly talking has worked in many more similar instances. Have talked my way out of several conflicts with angry humans. Had to threaten to run over one human while she tried to distract me from her partner who was trying to circle around to my vehicle door unnoticed. Had to use my legs to hightail it back into a store when two guys tried to come up on either side of me while l loaded groceries in my vehicle.