Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
If a mugger doesn't take your dog seriously and it's not barking, why would you think it barking is going to make them think twice?
IME, most muggers are desperate and desperate = brave/crazy and a barking dog won't deter someone anyway that wasn't going to be deterred in the 1st place.
As others said, it would wind up to your dog being shot.
As others said, the best suggestion is to move.
PS. I'd like to see a pic of your dog, if possible, it must be huge, yet people barge past with guns and still mug you!?