It’s unfortunate, but in today’s fast moving modern world, we need to protect ourselves and our families from the dangers out there seen and unseen. We can of course install the latest alarm system with movement sensors and all the bells and whistles, but there is only so much it can do. Sure, it might deter the small time thief from trying to enter your property, but for the professional ones. It is a mere inconvenience. There hasn’t been an alarm system created that someone couldn’t get around and the amount of money that you are spending on installing one, still won’t provide you with the necessary security that you need.
You can install security cameras, motion sensor flood lights and even a night watchman, but the former can break and the latter may nod off while sitting in his security hut. There is one form of security that is always on high alert and never breaks down and it is a security dog. It’s on patrol 24 hours a day and although it may close its eyes for a moment, it is on high alert if there is any disturbance. Many people feel that a dog is a pet and should be treated like one, but all dogs love to get involved and if part of that is about protecting their master, then they all keen to step up to the mark and do their job.
There are businesses that provide dog training in Sydney and if you want your best friend to also be a protector of your property, then you need to go see them and ask if your animal is suitable for the job. There are a number of things to consider and think about.
- Is the animal that you have, suitable to be a guard dog and if so, what needs to be done to make it happen. Most dogs that are medium sized or bigger should be up to the task as they can use their weight and size to best effect. The dog’s temperament is crucial, however, and dogs like German Shepherds are perfect. Saying that, most dog breeds can be suitably trained to be guard dogs. Don’t worry, you will still have your friendly pet that you love, it’s just when strangers approach you, the animal will react in a different manner and will become defensive of you until you tell it otherwise.
- You can choose from a number of different guard dog training options. You can have the animal trained so that it barks to alert you of possible danger and it can be trained to recognise real threats from innocent ones. They can be trained to ignore loud noises and threatening gestures from strangers and just to deal with the situation as it is. If necessary, the dog will be taught to attack the intruder as a last resort.
There is no better security than an animal that loves you and will do anything to protect you. You may be putting it in harm’s way, but that is what it will be trained to do and it will fight for you until it can’t fight anymore. A dog is truly man’s best friend.