Guard dogs are becoming a common choice for people who want to have extra protection for their homes. Dogs are normally thought of as lovable and very friendly and, honestly, most are. However, they can also be trained to protect your family and home if there is an emergency.
Some of the best dogs for training as guard dogs are the Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bull Mastiffs and Rottweilers. Compared to other dogs, these are superior as guardians due to their intimidating demeanor and natural instinct to protect their master. However, a dog doesn't necessarily need to be a "guard breed" in order to make the home safer. Most of the time, the presence of a dog, alone, is enough to turn away would-be intruders.
There are many factors to consider before you go out and buy a dog to protect you and your home. Did you know that, based on a study conducted, dogs can actually minimize the levels of stress and anxiety in a home? You might not believe that, especially during those trying puppy years of accidents on the floor and chewed up shoes. However, it's true - dogs really do help families and a lot of it has to do with the peace of mind they can bring.
Unfortunately, for some people, a guard dog just isn’t enough. Things can happen: attempted break-ins thwarted by the dog, a new baby on the way, someone on the mend after a hospital visit – things can happen in life that can make you question your overall safety. Not to mention some people grow so attached to their four-legged friends that, despite the unspoken agreement of guardianship, they just don’t want any harm to come to their dogs.
In situations like these, some people opt for home security systems and other home improvement measures to further protect not only the home but the dog as well. Lots of security services, like SelectHomeSecurity, for example, actually feature implements that take dogs into account. For example, they might have programmable motion sensors that can recognize your dog – preventing a false alarm and allowing you to effectively watch over the watch dog. You can think of it as meeting your dog half-way. Not to mention that having both an alert dog and an alarm system is a nice little one-two punch to the bad guys.