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View Poll Results: Do you take "Beware of Dog" Serious
Yes, I am very cautious when I see that sign 91 70.00%
Nah... it's just a sign 20 15.38%
Neither - Explain 19 14.62%
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm not really understanding the question...but I take people's property very seriously. BEWARE OF DOG sign or not I wouldn't go waltzing through someone's gate uninvited.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:23 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm not really understanding the question...but I take people's property very seriously. BEWARE OF DOG sign or not I wouldn't go waltzing through someone's gate uninvited.
Exactly. Part of the reason I said "no" is because when I go to the property of someone I don't know, I'm worried more about the owner than the dog. I don't get out of my car until I see the property owner, "Beware of dog" sign or not.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Yes I take them seriously especially when I don't know the person or their dogs..

Kinda strange, the other post of the Postal person getting bit, here in CT, I am in CT, in my town, the AC has told me, "Beware of Dog Signs" are no good, indicates you are aware your dog has the potential to bite, they advise using a No Trespassing, that way, if someone got "bit" , well they are trespassing and shouldn't be on the property to begin with

I have NO Trespassing, and another sign with GSD on duty/Aussie Crossing ..
That was what i was told by my insurance agent. I used to have a sign w/ GSD on it and said I can make it to the fence in 5 seconds,Can you? I took it down b/c it seemed to be saying same thing. I did put up a GSD lives here. Now no one will read my meter for electric. I got overbilled and didnt have a bill for a month. I took it down.

I just try to respect personal property . If Im not invited I dont go. I dont ignore the signs though.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #44 (permalink)
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My parents' neighbor has a BEWARE OF DOG sign and has never had a dog, but she got robbed and the cops told her the best deterrent is a dog so she got the sign and not the dog.

I've heard the claim that having such a sign increases your liability perpetuated but I've never heard of anyone losing in court *because* they had that sign. If your dog bites someone on your property, you are liable whether you had a sign or not, whether your dog has a bite history or not.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I voted yes but I also agree that Beware of Dog doesn't mean "it's going to maul you". My husband & I were talking about getting one just because people are used to walking into our garage to knock on our door and we don't want Knuckles startled if he's out in the garage. The sign will hopefully make them just use the doorbell outside the garage.

My parents have a "Beware of Cat" sign that people SHOULD pay attention to. That darn thing bites when it's in a bad mood!
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:22 PM   #46 (permalink)
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What about the signs that claim that there is video surveillance? Does anyone believe those? That's what we use.
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I don't put up Beware of Dog signs.... First because my 3 dogs are quite friendly and social with others... also because putting up that sign could be construed as saying "I know my dog is Dangerous" so if you get bit you can sue me unless you had to scale a 6 foot locked gate to get into the yard. The idea of No Trespassing signs is better. from a legal sense.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that if you hang a sign like that on your property, you are admitting that you have a vicious dog. Check in your area if you have a sign like that. Here in the Seattle area that sign can get you in big trouble. I know, by personal experience. So now I just have a picture of a GSD and Tony's barking does the trick. Tony is very protective of me, after we had an incident were I was bit by another dog.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Well in my area, when your dog bites someone on YOUR property you are liable regardless of what sign you have. Just OWNING a dog makes you liable.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #50 (permalink)
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It depends for me. I wouldn't just go onto someone's property without invite/notice/etc. If there's a fence or something where they dog can see you or nip/bite you, then yes I take it seriously. I guess it depends on how the property looks, if there's anything like that.
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