Dogs and Home Security – The Great Debate.
Abandon Old Mindsets.
So Where DO Home Security Dogs Fit In?
Dogs are a COMPONENT of home security. Moreover, potentially, a very useful component (especially if you do have Cujo). Dogs can be scary, intimidating and for many, a true deterrent from coming near your home. Notice I said, “for many”… not every burglar, criminal or otherwise bad guy is so easily dissuaded. Dogs can be defeated. Now it’s not a pretty thought, but for someone determined to do you harm, hurting, poisoning or even killing a dog is not out of the question. Then what do you have standing between you and someone looking to victimize you?Easier still for some smart crooks, is just taking the time to befriend and earn a dogs trust. I tell the story in the video above about how a number of UPS drivers carry milk bones in their trucks with them. I used to work at UPS in the early mornings loading trucks for the UPS drivers, by the way, just in case, for some reason you decided not to watch the video and missed my story. (WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!) I was loading these trucks for the drivers I always noticed the box of milk bones. I thought it odd because I know the drivers get pretty decent pay, and sure, they work long days and all… but surely they could afford a better snack for themselves than milk bone? Finally one day my curiosity got the best of me, so I asked one of the drivers what the purpose of the milk bones was. His reply has stuck with me to this day.The driver delivered this line, “All I do is walk up to people’s doors, all day, every day. I encounter many dogs. And with these, I make a lot of friends. The way to a dog’s heart is through its stomach, and with patient and perseverance, you can win over just about any dog out there.”
Know Your Enemy
So the point of the story is, don’t put all of your faith and security in an animal. Use the dog as a component of your home security solution but don’t neglect the physical security of you home. And always remember the importance of educating yourself and creating habits that make your dwelling as safe as possible.