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The Pros and Cons of Protection Dogs

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The Pros and Cons of Protection Dogs

If you are worried about your safety and security at home, you are not alone, and you have plenty of reasons to be concerned since according to the FBI in 2014 there were approximately 1.2 million violent crimes reported nationwide including over 14,000 murders, 80,000 rapes and over 8 million property crimes. The chilling fact is that most of these heinous crimes happened right at home. There are many steps that you can take to secure your home, such as investing in a home alarm system, updating your landscape lighting and more but how effective are these “passive” solutions when they stand alone. A personal protection dog is another idea to consider as an effective layer of protection for safeguarding your family, home and keeping perpetrators away. There are pros and cons to getting family protection dogs, and a closer look at these will help you to better determine if home protection dogs are suitable for your needs.

Unlike a security or guard dog, a HighClass K9 family, personal, estate or executive protection trained dog is social and affectionate but possess a natural instinct to protect and defend his pack. The dog is trained to alert you of trouble and to deter suspicious and criminal activity through fierce barking. If a perpetrator does venture onto your property, fully trained protection dogs may disable the perpetrator, on their own or on command until law enforcement arrives. These are dogs that are specifically trained to handle situations such as break-ins and home invasions and they are effective at both deterring crime and capturing predators who may make their way onto your property. Ultimately, they can keep your family and property safe from harm while providing unconditional love and affection.

The Pros and Cons of Protection Dogs

The primary downside associated with family protection dogs is the cost of the dog. These are fully trained obedience and protection dogs, so they will arrive at your home ready to defend your property and family after bonding. The cost of the dog as well as the training will be included in the price that you pay. When investing in a trained dog consider its monthly cost over the life of the animal. For example, you buy a 2 yr old Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd or Dutch Shepherd for $20,000 and forecast having the dog for 10-12 yrs. Your monthly cost would be approximately $140-$160 per month.  I realize there are additional costs of feeding/vet etc but those would be incurred by any pet dog that wont protect you and they are easily offset by the affection and companionship you get from these trained canines. When you consider the full value associated with the price that you pay for a HighClass K9 obedience and protection trained dog, you may see that there are benefits associated with investing in a dog that is already skilled at high levels of obedience, personal and home defense. Many of our customers have come to realize that if they are going to have a dog and deal with the cost and responsibility associated with it then the dog might as well protect them.

Protection, safety and security are at the front of the minds of many responsible individuals across the country, and this is because home break-ins and other related crimes can happen in any location, gated communities and affluent neighborhoods are the top targets as are rural areas, colleges, jogging paths, parks etc. You may have been looking for the perfect way to enhance the safety and security of your home and family, and a security dog may be the right solution for you.

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