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Old 05-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't EXPECT my dogs to 'protect' my house from intruders.

Their job is to bark and alert ME to an intruder and give me time to get my shotgun.

Then, if their barking hasn't scared away the intruder, I will provide the 'bite'!
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I certainly hope not. My dogs are worth more than my crap.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #23 (permalink)
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what if the intruder is hungry??

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We keep all of our valuables in the treat cabinet. I KNOW that they're safe in there.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i had a trainer years ago who's dog was a PP dog. the trainer
taught her dog to go unstairs and crawl under the bed if
someone broke into her house and she wasn't there. her thinking
was if you hear this big bark when you're trying to break in
and you don't go away then you know you can over power the dog
and she didn't want to lose her dog.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It's not a very realistic test is it - since when did a burglar just walk in the door.

Had he have broken in or climbed through a window - I think the results could have been different.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I did not read the thread, nor any but the OP and question, so pardon me if this is repetitive, but my dogs will deter most criminals by barking their fool heads off. If someone walks into my house with an evil intent, I truly do not know for sure what they will do.

But, if the choices are my dogs attack the intruder and are shot or beaten unconscious, or they trot along and show the intruder where the computer, tv, dvds, cds, and my poor sad excuse for a jewel box is, and are intact when I get home, then that is what I would choose any day. Unfortunately, you cannot hope these days for a burglar who will just take the goods and leave the dog intact. So, if someone were going to hurt my dog, I hope my dog would at least get a few bites in on their own account. So, I guess I really do not want my dog to protect my home with their teeth, but if need be, I hope they would protect themselves.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I don't expect my dogs to protect my house when I'm not home. But I do think they are a deterrent. And I agree that if someone still has the confidence to enter the house after hearing Mac & Bart barking, then they probably have a weapon. The idea of one of the dogs getting hurt is far scarier than losing any of my material possessions.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #28 (permalink)
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It's not a very realistic test is it - since when did a burglar just walk in the door.

Had he have broken in or climbed through a window - I think the results could have been different.
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Yeah! The dogs that were fearful would have pooped themselves then ran and hide under the bed!

I would say it was very realistic with regard to how the guy entered the house. Many burglars are opportunists and pick a house based on an unlocked door.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Abby being young I think she would bark that's about all. My weim suprised me though as she is always laid back. Our house alarm went off so I sent one of my friends who is a state trooper over to check out the back yard since it was the back door alarm going off. He said as soon as he opened the gate and turned the corner she was coming after him and she knows him. He ran back out the gate. I was totally shocked.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I know for a fact that my 9 year old dog wouldn't protect my house. In fact she doesn't even bark when someone comes to my door. My younger dogs would definitely bark and *Maybe* do a bark and hold,but I don't if they would go further than that. I would think anyone with common sense wouldn't go into a home with 4 dogs inside though.
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