Defense Against Crime

31/03/2011

The Barking Dog Security System

OK, I’ll admit I’m a Dog person. Dogs are one of the earliest, if not the first, domesticated animals in human history. They are also the only house pet mentioned in the Bible. Sorry cat owners! Dogs have served many purposes including providing security and protection for their owners. Sheppard’s, Ancient Armies and some Native American Tribes used dogs both for protection as well as early warning systems in case of predators, or enemy forces. Dogs are the ideal protective pet not only because they are loyal and subservient to their owners, but they inherently have the urge to protect their owner and their property. 

In various interviews from convicted rapist and burglars, they clearly stated that they are least likely to target homes that have dogs. Dogs remain a valuable tool in your home or business protection tools. I remember an elderly lady who owned a neighborhood store in Philadelphia whose dog would bark if anyone tried shoplifting. I know of several local business that have guard dogs in their fence at night. I have several crime countermeasures in my home including various alarm systems and a family dog. My dog is one of the best God created early warning systems. She knows when someone enters my yard, is on my porch or if a rat or other creature is outside on the back fence. If someone comes in the yard, she barks. You can’t get that type of detection from any other electronic home security system.

A good loud barking dog can serve as a great deterrent to a burglar. Even having a BEWARE OF DOG sign, makes criminals think twice before entering your residence. Their barking provides you with an early warning system that allows you time to take protective or defensive measures. Although a larger dog (German Shepards, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Bull Mastiffs, etc) are more feared by burglars, any loud-barking dog such as Chihuahuas,terriers,beagles or certain hounds will serve the purpose.

If you don’t already have a dog, and there are not any legal, medical, or other restrictions for getting one then you should give serious consideration to owning and training one. Your dog should have obedience training but not attack training. Trained attack dogs can pose other problems and can seriously injure or kill someone unintentionally. An attack dog can cause serious legal problems and consequences for you.

Some breeds of dogs are well suited to be watchdogs for their inclination to bark loudly. They may not have the physical build of their more husky brothers, but they often make up for the lack of size with excellent hearing. Great watchdog breeds include terriers such as Yorkshire, Scottish, Cairn, and West Highland, as well as Chihuahuas, ShihTzus, and Dachshunds. When you are looking for a dog, do your homework to know of potential problems. For me, I’ve always enjoyed mixed breeds that seem to offer the best of both worlds.

Inside or Outside

The question for homeowners considering getting a dog is whether to have a yard dog or house dog. If you live in an apartment the choice has been made for you. A yard dog is likely to be a better deterrent, but dogs kept indoors provide better burglar protection if an intruder actually gains entry to your residence. Consider also that yard dogs are more susceptible to being poisoned, killed or set free by would-be criminals. My younger brother once told me that someone came to his house once, and his Rottweiler went nuts. This had never happened before, so my brother asked the person to leave because his dog sensed there was something not right about him.

When considering a dog as a home security and family edition, consider that it will require much more time and attention than any of your other home security elements. Getting a puppy is as much work as having a new-born baby, but the early training is worth it. It will need to be fed, trained, kept clean, kept healthy, given exercise and lots of attention and love. If you want a dog to have protective capabilities beyond just barking and alerting, make sure to have it professionally trained. You can locate great trainers in the yellow pages, or get recommendation from your local pet store.

For those of you who do not like dogs or have a medical condition  there are Electronic Barking  Dogs Security Alarms, that give the illusion of having a dog.

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    Pingback by The Barking Dog Security System « Personal Protection and Security | Broadland Security — 31/03/2011 @ 12:20 PM

  2. Great post, We have got two Westies myself.

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    Comment by Dog Collars — 05/04/2011 @ 3:49 AM

  3. Fantastic post, I love animals myself, always have.

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    Comment by Poodle Dog — 17/04/2011 @ 5:06 AM


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