there are people out there that want protection dogs( but not a vicious dog), i am one of them.i would rather have a protection dog instead of a loaded gun or even a gun at all.if you seen my name b4 you know i've got american pit bull terriers and a 13 month old son.i was just woundering which people would prefer to own: a protection dog( that has had the correct training)or a loaded gun????
I have both . Tigger would not let a person in my house that was not welcomed first. If she couldn't stop him,then a loaded gun.When we bought our house we thought it was a nice nieghborhood(not). The kid across the street came in our house and stoled from us,our next door nieghbor came over and tried assault my husband(he had to go to court for that,even though our nieghbor started it),it's who you know I guess in our town,my hubby was riding his atv,the kid across the street hit him,his dad called the state troopers and tried to get him arrested,so you see why I say what I say about having both. These people are crazy around here. They carry meaness in their hearts.
i'd prefer a dog personally, but let's look at it in terms of the long run. A gun is cheaper, much less time consuming, much less of a heartbreak because guns dont get sick and die. Dollar for dollar, I am pretty sure that having an alarm system is actually cheaper than having a dog. But o so much less rewarding.
Minniyar, I was going to say the same thing. Me myself prefer the little dogs that don't do much for protecting besides the bark which is fine with me. But, I think an alarm system is the best bet. Leanda, I will never have a gun in my house nor would I ever let my kids play in a friends house who's parents had a gun. I'm very scared of a child getting killed. My husband mentioned getting one since he is in the military but absolutely NOT! I know people lock them up and such so the kids can't get to them but... 1. If they are locked up how accessible are they for protection if you do get broken into and though my kids aren't "nosey/curious" I was into everything when I was a kid and I would have found a way to open anything locked up. Luckily, I have always lived in good neighborhoods. Living at my moms we never locked the doors growing up. Now I always lock my doors home or not. So I guess locking my doors is a step up :) So I guess my personal answer is neither.. I'd go for the alarm system. 2nd choice would be a protective dog ;) Also, although I do have anxiety issues I do not have it with being alone at night thank goodness. Since my husband is Navy submarines he is gone approximately 9 months out of the year.
hello. thanks for responding.yes i know an alarm system is a good idea but what would you do if you were attacked in your home, an alarm system can't protect you.its just an alarm.so back to my question: protection dog vs loaded gun?i serverly hate guns and would never have one.
A gun. Why? Do you people realize how easy it is for a robber or whoever to just shoot your dog? Hey don't get mad, but please watch your 13month son around your doggie(pit bull). :) Anyways, anyone could kill your dog so easily.
hey natasha, like i said its my choice of the dog i want my kid around and if you would do your resech you would know pit bulls are one of the best breeds around kids.if i was you i would watch your dog around kids.i've had over 20yrs experence around these type of dogs. what about you?ever owned one yourself, don't knock it until you try it. quit being such a breed raciest.remember its all up to you on how your dog turns out.qiut being stupid.bad owners make bad dogs.
Pit Bulls are worse than loaded weapons. At least you can put a trigger lock on a gun but a pit bull at some time in its life will set their nerve. That's not good unless your dog is in the "pit" fighting another pit bull. Take a look around at what type of people own vicious dogs. There are some exceptions. You cannot trust an animal with that kind of temperment with a child.
I would have to say a dog. Even though my rottweiler is a big love bug with people no matter who he meets. I know he would protect me and my family if a robber would come into the house in the middle of the night. I am hoping that I will never have to encounter or experience someone breaking into my house.
I guess if I had to choose between the 2 I'd definitely say protection dog. Though I never see myself doing that. I'm not a large breed dog person no matter the breed. If I were attacked in my house i'd tell them to take everything! Fortuneatly, I live in military housing and everyone has to show a military ID to even get onto the property. Sorry I couldn't give a better answer but thats just me. I'd did have a shepard mix would show her teeth to any male entering the house if they weren't accompanied by myself or my husband. I know she would protect us no matter what. It is comforting. hello. thanks for responding.yes i know an alarm system is a good idea but what would you do if you were attacked in your home, an alarm system can't protect you.its just an alarm.so back to my question: protection dog vs loaded gun?i serverly hate guns and would never have one.
Now Jetz your doing a little stereotyping aren't you? As explained in the past around here a dog will only act like it is trained to do. It all depends on how it's brought up. I could be wrong but if I understand you correctly you assume all bulldog owners are on the rougher side of the tracks. This is absolutely Not true.
No, now don't go and stereotype me either.....I like some...bullmastiff, english mastiff, Rottweilers. I've had a few unfortunate incidents with pit bulls and maybe I'll post some pictures on my site in living color. In court, every owner says the same things. "Our dog never acted aggressive before' "i was told it's all in how you raise them." The leash broke" "The fence must have been broken" "He's always been good around other dogs...that little dog must have started it". That's what I mean. I know people love their pets including pits and presecanarios and the like. And I'm sure the breeders have good intentions, but hte dogs always seem to end up with low lifes that have no sense of responsibility. I'm sure some are alright. And I don't want to offend anyone. Thanks
Jetz if you read your other post it does sound offensive. It sounds like you have dealt with irrespoonsible owners. I don't see that as the breeds fault. There was a boy here nearly killed by a mastiff and his parents said the dog never acted aggressivly before. I don't believe this, and even if it wasn't aggressive I'm sure it showed other warnings signs of having an incorrect temperament. And why would responsible parents leave a 3 year old outside with a large breed, like the mastiff breed. Mastiff I have found like children, and only 1 of their dogs attacked their son. But regardless why lock a 3 year old outside with dogs at all? Another attack happened with a Pit Bull/chow cross and the same thing was said! I doubt its true, and actually know its not true now. Because several neighbors said the dog would run out of the house and into the yard (fenced) and act viciously tryng to get at anyone walking by. Well one day it finally did, thank god the attack stopped and the damage wasn't too bad. Even if the dogs truly showed no aggressive before it is still their responsibility. They just don't want to own up to it. Tells you right their what kind of owner they are. Anytime my dogs have fought with another dog it truly wasn't my fault and I won't take the blame for it just because of the rep. Pit Bulls may carry. The other owners were the irresponsible ones not me. These breeds bullmastiff, english mastiff, Rottweilers. They end up with low lifes. Bullmastiff nature isn't to bite though, or its not supposed to be. But now with the BYB and cross breeding of them you are seeing those that do. One had to be shot that was attacking a little girl. The guy had the dog to guard his home and it had often acted aggressivly to those who walked by in a normal fashion. And Rottweilers are in a tight spot too. The larger percentage of people I know with this breed are low life types, people who are irresponsible, have it for an image or people who have actually trained the dog to be people aggressive. Even rare breeds like Bull Terriers are becoming more popular as guard dogs, especially when it comes to drugs. They are much easier to train than the Pit Bull, it takes a very poorly bred APBT and much ill treatment to make a Pit Bull mean. It is only because they fear people, but don't attack the owner because they fear the master too much. The reason they attack others is they feel threatened. Its not the dogs who are a problem its the people who are poisoning the breed, well ALL breeds. But especially the powerful, large breeds capable of more damge.