Episode 138 – Dog vs. Burglar
Dogs often come up in a conversation about home security. Preparedness also includes taking your home and business security seriously. Recently I received an excellent email from a listener reminding me that I forgot to talk about Dogs in the last podcast on home security. So I felt compelled to produce another show. I would like to give you some things to think about when considering any type of animal as a security alarm. There are positives and negatives. There’s also the Dog Bite Law. Remember to invest in your copy of my “Survival Champion’s Club” podcast and join our forum. Thanks for downloading and listening, Bob Mayne, Today’s Survival Show.
Very disappointed with the bias in this episode. It was great that you read a listeners email on something you may have forgot but you really only searched for things that would support your opinion and played them. You did pepper the episode with "he brings up good points" always followed by a "but". It's your show and your opinions but you may have done a better job convincing people (even me) if you better showed both sides of the coin.
I have a buddy who was on a SWAT team for a couple years. One tidbit that he mentioned that I found interesting: Guess what happens to the big scary dogs when five guys in body armor wielding MP-5s come pouring into the house shouting at the top of their lungs? That's right, most put their tails between their legs and hide under the bed. Apparently it's even worse when a flash-bang grenade is used. My dog's job is warning, not protection, and he's not even very good at that.
I have dogs as well as an alarm system. The dog(s) may be an early warning system. Two things from this tragic event. #1 The fatal gunshots would warn me to be able to protect the family. #2 I know for sure he's armed and has already fired shots. (I probably don't know the status of the dog at that point). The dog, regardless of the breed or training, has done his job. The fire alarm interface of my alarm system is to protect the dogs.
Good point, but what if you're not home? In one of the cases I played on the show, the resident was not home and now has a dead dog. If you're not there to stop the intruders, your dog won't stop them if they are armed. Something to think about. In that case, an alarm system will help protect your dogs from getting killed too.