My first line of defense

My first line of defense

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    My first line of defense

    Last night around 2:30 in the morning I awoke to my dogs running out of the bedroom barking and growling like crazy. Anyway I jumped out of bed grabbed the 1911 off the night stand and headed towards the front door where the dogs were going crazy, I looked out the window and there were wet footprints on the porch! Scary! So I am very happy to have a couple of 4 legged friends to sound the code red alarm, they may have saved someone from getting a few holes in them.
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    Yep, i got two American Bulldogs roaming and they only bark when there is a reason too......you should have fired off a shot in the air to let the guy know you are armed and maybe he will find him an easier target.......course it could have been kids playing or late night jehova witnesses??
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    Good alert dogs are very effect as alarm systems.

    Be sure to give them a extra treats.
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    good.. i wish my dogs barked at strangers... they only bark at the mailman who they see everyday..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    course it could have been kids playing or late night jehova witnesses??
    My parent's neighbors had a group of kids come to their house around 2:30 in the morning and bang on their doors and windows until they woke up then the kids ran away. My dad said those kids were lucky, if they had been one house over, they would have gotten a scary surprise. Being a kid doesn't excuse coming to someone's house late at night/early in the morning.

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    Good dogs, give em a treat. When mine barks, somethings up, he's not a false alarm box. He can be laying on the bed snoring so loud the bed shakes but he is up and off to work when somethings ''off''.

    BTW, the bed really shakes when he snores.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec View Post
    good.. i wish my dogs barked at strangers... they only bark at the mailman who they see everyday..
    That can be changed with very little effort, they've gotten lazy, it's in their nature. Go through some senarios with a friend or two, and reinforce good reactions to strangers.
    The mailman thing is an automatic win every day with little or no effort on their part. A dog should be part of the team, and not just something fed. JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Yep, i got two American Bulldogs roaming and they only bark when there is a reason too......you should have fired off a shot in the air to let the guy know you are armed and maybe he will find him an easier target.......course it could have been kids playing or late night jehova witnesses??
    Please don't advise people to fire a shot into the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Yep, i got two American Bulldogs roaming and they only bark when there is a reason too......you should have fired off a shot in the air to let the guy know you are armed and maybe he will find him an easier target.......course it could have been kids playing or late night jehova witnesses??
    Advising people to use warning shots is a really dumb idea. Most law enforcement/DA's look down on it. Especially if the guy was already hauling off and posed no threat.

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    NOTHING...beats a good 'dog alarm'...richly reward your pooches.
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    We have a morkie (half maltese half yorkie) He's about 2 pounds and cute as can be. One thing is for certain. NOBODY will be able to sneak up on our house with that yapper running around. All I need is the wake up call....I'll do the rest

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    Give those babies some extra treats, they deserve it.

    Good advice about not firing a shot in the air, plus it was inside the house (2:30 A.M.), those holes in the roof are really tricky to patch up, plus it would probably start to rain right after that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Yep, i got two American Bulldogs roaming and they only bark when there is a reason too......you should have fired off a shot in the air to let the guy know you are armed and maybe he will find him an easier target.......course it could have been kids playing or late night jehova witnesses??
    So where do you think that round is going after you pop it off up in the air,If your in town you just commited a crime unlawful discharge of a weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    Good dogs, give em a treat. When mine barks, somethings up, he's not a false alarm box. He can be laying on the bed snoring so loud the bed shakes but he is up and off to work when somethings ''off''.

    BTW, the bed really shakes when he snores.....
    I have 2 Rotties who are out all night (we live in the sticks with fence and gate) and sleep inside most of the day. I am quickly aware when I have visitors, and those who have not been introduced find it better to ring the bell at the gate.
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