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    Post by Nhaiyel on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:17 pm

    I know alarm systems can be pricey, but in this day and age, the thought of having a dog protection seems a bit primitive and callow. What robbers breaks into a house without a gun, and who wouldn't shoot a dog coming at them if they had one? This is a bit "random," but does the thought of having a guard dog appeal to you?



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    Post by Tony Marino on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:18 pm

    I would really like to have a dog just as a pet but as a guard dog, no appeal at all.



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    Post by Supernova on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:47 pm

    I guess it depends on the robber. On one hand people always say robbers are less likely to pick houses where they know a dog lives. Unless they are specifically planning to come in and murder everybody, the general idea of breaking and entering is get in, get the stuff, and get out, no delays, no obstacles, and a barking dog, specifically a big barking dog with lots of sharp teeth can be viewed as a VERY big obstacle.

    Actually I remember a story from a few years ago on the news, this guy breaks into a house, the father who has just broken his leg beats him with his crutch, the wife hits him with a baseball bat, and then they have their 120 pound Great Dane sit on him.
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    Post by Bluesmama on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:02 pm

    Supernova wrote:I guess it depends on the robber. On one hand people always say robbers are less likely to pick houses where they know a dog lives.
    It's true. They hate an indoor barking dog more than anything. Dogs are usually protective by nature, anyway. Thing is, yippy dogs tend to get on my nerves.

    Funny story about the break-in.



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    Post by RedBedroom on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:42 pm

    No, I wouldn't want one.

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    Post by CatEyes10736 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:29 pm

    Agree with Supernova. I think the main purpose of a guard dog is to deter burglars from coming onto your property more than it is to have the dogs actually attack. That's why everyone with a dog for that purpose puts up one of these.




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:50 pm

    If we had a house I would like a dog as a pet. That's about it.



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    Post by Shale on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:33 pm

    Guard dogs become territorial and will attack intruders.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:13 am

    my dalmatian was the most vicious guard dog i ever had. she would have taken a bullet for me... wish i had her back sad



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:38 am

    LOL.



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:24 pm

    Shale wrote:Guard dogs become territorial and will attack intruders.



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    Post by Cheaps on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:00 pm

    Nhaiyel wrote: This is a bit "random," but does the thought of having a guard dog appeal to you?

    Naw, I'd rather buy a gun.




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