Fortifications Series:Guard Animals
Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:15 AM
Throughout history one of the most popular ways to enhance home security has been through the usage of trained dogs. However, in choosing which to dog to guard your family or property you should way different options carefully, depending on your particular circumstances.
Watchdog vs. Guard dog
One of the common misconceptions among dog owners is that watchdog is simply another name for guard dog. In essence, a watch dog acts as an alert, barking to warn occupants of approaching strangers. Many breeds of dogs, including miniatures such as Chihuahuas, may fit this role. A guard dog, on the other hand, possesses the physical capability to render a would-be assailant incapable of harming the dog's owner either through restraint or injury.
The article below contains lists of reccommended guard dogs.
Many people have used other animals to alert and protect the home such as fowl (ducks, pea hens that scream etc.). The work and the care of a guard/watch animal is worth it to some folks for the good care they take of the home.
Do you use a guard animal? (Crabgrass Trish over here!)
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 01:31 AM
My geese are not aggressive but many breeds will actively try to chase strangers from their yard, honking and flapping their wings quite impressively. (I prefer a gentle breed so I have American Buff Geese.)
I also have a Great Pyrenees dog who guards "his" flock. He doesn't bark unless there is a reason.
Nobody gets into my yard without setting off my alarm system, night or day!
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. " Eph 5:15,16
"Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard" 2 Kings 19:6
Have you hugged your goose today?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 12:16 PM
'make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business and work with your hands , just as we have commanded you. 1 Thess 4:11
Ga 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:52 PM
As for watch dogs, we like bigger dogs. We have a german shepperd mix and she is a great dog. Good with the kids and warns of strangers. And since she has that shepperd look, there's that intimidation factor, she wouldn't hurt anyone that wasn't threatening her pack, but she looks like she could.
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