Have you tested your four legged alarm/deterrence system?
I’ve been watching a reality show in which a family hires a guy to burglarize their house. In every case I saw the dogs didn’t do any good. They either barked a bit or then were easily tricked to go outside or bribed by the burglar or happily greeted the stranger in their home.
I decided to test my German shepherd. I paid my cousin (Whom the dog had never met) $20 to sneak in the window late one night at a random time so that I wasn’t expecting him either.
I am proud to say the dog heard him coming in and investigated without even waking me. Then when she discovered the threat she got really loud and aggressive. He didn’t get bit but he barely got out that window in time.
A week later I let my cousin in through the front door and the dog treated him like she treated everyone else who came to visit, polite but cautious.
Problem is, I see a lot of people have a lot of faith in their dogs on this forum but I wonder if that faith is justified.
1. Do you think your dog would protect you from an aggressive offender?
2. Do you think your dog would protect your property if your weren't home?
3. If so do you think the law suit liability in the case of a mistaken identity (dog bites someone who is not a bad guy) is worth it?