Thinking about getting a guard dog? Consider the dog’s personality, size, training needs, and laws in your area.
Dogs bred for their protective instincts provide comfort and safety.
Guard dogs help prevent burglaries and are more effective than foot-traffic, close neighbors, or security signs. An Oregon survey of inmates determined burglars think twice about breaking into a home with a dog.
To maximize home security, pair a guard dog with other safety measures such as locks, security cameras, and motion-sensor lights.