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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%
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you take "Beware of Dog" signs serious?

Do you take it serious?
Or is a "Beware of Dog" sign, nowadays just not enough to warn people that there is a dangerous dog residing?
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Do you take it serious?
Yes, of course.
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That's kinda the point of the sign, right? My answer was yes.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes.
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Yea... I take them as a seriously bad idea. It's like saying, "I know my dog bites, please sue me"
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Yes.... I see that the owner is giving me a warning before hand. I should take it serious.
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Yea... I take them as a seriously bad idea. It's like saying, "I know my dog bites, please sue me"
Not in NY. As a matter of fact you have to put them out there if you have a dangerous dog. If I understood the law correctly.
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I know i should but i have never been scared of a dog. And there are plenty of times where i have friends who just put those because insurance says to. And their dogs are friendly as can be.
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I have the "beware of dog sign" on my window that faces my alley.

My dogs are friendly but I have seen Sinister go off on 2 crackheads that approached me and I believe they would do it again if someone meant me harm so I have the sign up for all the crackheads and thugs in my area.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes. Though, I also take a barking dog seriously. I would never enter a property with unfamiliar dogs running free without the owner present.

I know some people just put that there to scare people off from doing any damage to the home or family.... however, why take the chance?

If I saw that sign and someone invited me in, I would definitely ask if the dog was put away or if he was ok for me to be there. Some owners these days have NO idea how to raise a dog and they end up extremely aggressive. I don't put myself in the position to get bit.


I live in a pretty safe area, but I still may be putting one up soon as well. Not that Z is ill tempered because she is far from that, it's just for safety of my home. If there's a sign, then no one can claim they didn't know. If you jump my fence and get bit... that's not my fault or the dogs, you were warned and still proceeded with your troublemaking. In my opinion... home owners need to do that these days more to cover their own rears, instead of 'scare' people off. Because these days with the law... lord knows, someone could win a lawsuit because they got bit while trying to break into a house. It's ridiculous, but unfortunately very true.

There was once a case going on here in FL where a man broke into a house and on his way in, some how broke his leg on like the window ledge or furniture...... He sued the home owner.. and WON!!!! Owning a home these days is not easy, you really have to watch out.
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