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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a Beware of Dog sign posted?

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post #2 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 11:49 PM
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No. Didn't really need it. Also there are people that don't like big dogs especially German Shepherds. We have some yahoo's in my development (lucky I am one house in from the end). I didn't want them saying I had a GSD people needed to watch out for. Just having the sign might set them off. All my neighbors knew Kaos was friendly. But his bark could wake the dead. So anyone thinking of breaking in tress-passing etc would think twice. I also used to walk him all the time. Word spreads quick about someone who has a big GSD. So anyone who would want to vandalize, break in etc not from around my development wouldn't take a chance....

I'll do the same with my 6 month old puppy Havoc. looks like he will be friendly also. But even though he still has the puppy bark. His barks are real loud when he hears something......

I did think about putting a sign on a basement window on either side of my house. That way it wouldn't be visible from in front of the house.....

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I have a BAD DOG sign and usually have a DOGS IN YARD sign but it broke and I have to order a new one.

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post #4 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 11:59 PM
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Yes I do. I posted them because I have three dogs, and though they are always friendly to a person who comes in when I am there inviting that person in, I can't guarantee that they would not attack a person who came in while I was NOT there. I have a GSD and a Belgian/GSD mix, and their teeth are huge. Their barks are fearsome. They love us dearly. They would attack if they thought someone was a threat . . .I have no doubt of that. So: Fair warning to anyone thinking of breaking and entering. And though our neighbors have had break-ins, we never have.

I should probably put a sticker up about owning guns, too. It isn't a threat, it's a warning . . .I honestly don't want anyone to get hurt. Go rob my car. It's sitting there in the driveway and I wouldn't shoot a person robbing it. But if someone comes in my house where my family is? Big dogs and guns will be on the agenda.
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We have one, but we had to replace our gate and didn't put it back up. I think the barking may be clue enough I may have dogs.....
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I have two signs up...they are there for my protection not trespassers.

This sign didn't stop some guy coming to my door...despite the fact he was at the wrong house.


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post #7 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 12:29 AM
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I don't.

I suppose I am not very accomodating to our deaf population. But before you opened my gate on either side of the yard you would be able to see and hear them. And even if you got inside the gate, the dogs wouldn't be able to eat you until you opened their kennels or the house up. Then you could be eaten.

But I do have a huge paw-print on my door that says, "You may get in, but you won't get out." Or something like that.

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I don't, because I don't have anywhere to put one. We live in a condo.

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post #9 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 12:33 AM
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No.

I live and lived in places that, if you post a Beware of Dog sign, it's admitting to knowing the dog is aggressive and if something happens the penalties are harsher. I also see no point in doing it, IMHO. If someone is going to try and come into my house, no sign is going to stop them.

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post #10 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 12:35 AM
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I used to have a "Beware of Dog" sign on my gate, but I took it off. I do still have several signs up, though, including a "No Trespassing" sign, a "Dogs On Premises" sign, one that says "I make it to the fence in 2.8 seconds. Can you?" for my Rattie, and "Warning Area patrolled by Mutt security" for my mutt. I do have a small "Beware of Dog" sign on my front door, but I'm going to change that one out eventually to another "Dogs on Premises" sign.

I also have grills on my bedroom windows to keep my Rattie from going through them to get to the mail carrier. He's broken the window twice and knocked out the screen a few times over the years. I finally got smart, and put the grills up a couple of years ago.

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