Aug 15, 2005, 3:16 AM
Post #37 of 47
"I would like to clarify - robbed or burgled? A robbery is when the thief is violent and threatens the victim(s). A burglary is when there is a break-in but no direct confrontation between the thief and the victim(s). "
Re: [Gus-Gus] New doggie law for Subang Jaya (and maybe others?)
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Either way, a good guard dog should react. IMO,bitten any intruder.
"A potential intruder can easily walk past a house and poison/ dope a dog with tainted meat, wait for the drug to work then enter the house silently". Good guard dogs are poison proofed.
" My GSD was friendly and sociable with my family - he tolerated rough handling and was generally obedient. But if anyone of them shouted at me or made gestures that he interpreted as being hostile or physically threatening to me, he would get come (from where ever he was in the house), place himself between the person and me crouch his body and growl, heckles raised."
I agree,most dogs do have that natural instinct. It is just that the divide between working line & show line is so wide. Just because your dog is a rott,gsd,dobe,malinois,boxer does not equate to a good guard dog. Most dogs react to smth that is strange/threatening,just that maybe that dobe is just plain friendly,the gene/instinct to be defensive/civil was diluted.
Hackles raised-that is the most obvious sign that the dog is insecure,therefore needs to raise his hackles to look bigger in order to intimidate the threat.
"My dogs (the various breeds I have had over the years) have all barked at people at the door, whether they are total strangers or visitors who have come before." Is that your definition of watch dog..or guard dog?
"My dogs have never let a visitor come in unless they are let in by us no matter how many times they may have visited. This behaviour has been displayed by all my dogs whether they were show dogs, schutzhund-trained or pets."
Let me clarify this. Schutzhund dogs are NOT protection dogs. Schutzhund is a sport where the environment is controlled. Protection is real life where everything is unpredictable. Also,some SchH dogs have such a high threshold u can literally jump in,break into the hse n maybe make friends with the dog or heck bring the dog with u . A good guard dog would not let u step into his home.
"There appears to be a total misunderstanding about the purpose of the Canine Good Citizen course. It is not to make a dog docile or remove it's protective instinct. It's purpose is to ensure that a dog is controllable by it's owner, handle-able and most importantly, able to understand basic commands. It is also to ensure that dog owners know how to handle their dogs and most importantly - that the dog is accustomed to receiving and responding to commands. This is something ALL dogs should know whatever their purpose. The unfortunate thing is that many dog owners don't know/ care about the importance of any training."
That I 100% agree. To own a dog,it is the owners responsibility to control the dog no matter the circumstance. But there are nervous/difficult dogs around but for this I do not blame the owners if they have tried & made an effort.