My condo got broken into last week so I am trying to find ways to better protect myself and my stuff. I was thinking about getting a large dog as I find them scary in other people’s yards and those “Beware of Dogs in Yard” signs seem like a good crime deterrent. If anyone has a large dog and could advise on this, I would love to know what breed to get? How old? Do they need training?
Thanks for your question. We actually do not recommend that you use a dog in place of an alarm system because you want to protect them too from intruders or fires. However, it is true that a dog with a big bark can be quite intimidating as well. This article on the best guard dog for deterring burglars has some useful tips that seem a perfect fit for you and your questions but let us know if you need more guidance.
Or perhaps another reader has some personal thoughts or stories they could share? Thanks!
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