Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: From England but have been living in New Zealand for 10 years
I have a job which brings the me misfortune of dealing with victims of crime on a daily basis. I have learnt that most people overestimate their dogs. This is especially true if the perpetrator is not afraid of dogs. Most well socialized pets can be intimidated by an aggressive offender. I have two dogs that look the part, I rely on them as a visual deterrent only.
I speak from over 20 years experience, I know that there are exceptions, but as a rule, when push comes to shove, most dogs are all bark and no bite, and I for one am happy with that where mine are concerned!
"Norah" GSD 18/09/12
"Bismarck" GSD 02/09/14
"Isis", horse 5 years
"Minty" pony 32 years
"Comrie" and "Mouse" cats 9 and 4 years
"Red" Dobie 27/05/10 - 31/10/15
"Oscar" Dalmatian 02/02/02 - 16/03/12