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Old 05-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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I have a Lhasa apso..Sophie I know she isn't the manliness dog, but i love her, and a Cairn Terrier...They are so sensitive to noises, they will hear a car when it pulls into the driveway and by the way they are barking i know if it somebody supposed to be here or not . The point is they let me know something is up, with plenty of notice. and when i am at home and they perk up and both look towards the back yard i always check things out. Usually it is just a car engine/exhaust noise but you never know.

About a month ago I was awoken in the middle of the night by a noise. You know how you hear something and snap wide awake. It sounded like somebody crumpled up a piece of paper, or stepped on a potato chip bag in my bedroom...the dogs were going ballistic. Nothing was there, doors and all windows were secure. Very weird! Dogs would not get off the bed. Very weird. My brother swears my place is haunted, other weird stuff has happened through out the years, like i would get home and all of the lights and tv's are on. But, this really creeped me out.

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most of these type of people get robbd because they act like victims. act like a victim long enough, and you will become one. i have several large dogs and if they make it past them, (very doubtful!) then they risk running into a pissed off homeowners with many firearms who are not afraid to shoot first and ask questions afterwards. with my dogs, there is no way to get within a hundred yards of my house!

i second the option of moving. i have lived in several large cities, but i have a house and land and live in a very rural area. there are some advantages to living in the country. less crime, i can have large dogs for protection, i can step out back and target shoot and if some BG wanders up, he may just end up a buzzard buffet!

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most of these type of people get robbd because they act like victims. act like a victim long enough, and you will become one. i have several large dogs and if they make it past them, (very doubtful!) then they risk running into a pissed off homeowners with many firearms who are not afraid to shoot first and ask questions afterwards. with my dogs, there is no way to get within a hundred yards of my house!

i second the option of moving. i have lived in several large cities, but i have a house and land and live in a very rural area. there are some advantages to living in the country. less crime, i can have large dogs for protection, i can step out back and target shoot and if some BG wanders up, he may just end up a buzzard buffet!
Yessir, its nice to be able to walk outside and bust off a few rounds and not even disturb any neighbors. The rural area that i live in has its occassional crime streaks, but its always down the road and never in my area. Im pretty well known about being accurate not giving a sh!t
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Yessir, its nice to be able to walk outside and bust off a few rounds and not even disturb any neighbors. The rural area that i live in has its occassional crime streaks, but its always down the road and never in my area. Im pretty well known about being accurate not giving a sh!t
i agree. my worst crime spree where i live is the teenagers every once and a while like to use mailboxes for batting practice. i have had to replace mine twice in seven years! few occasional beer bottles and cans in the ditches over the weekends. other than that, pretty tame.
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I am getting a dog soon. Ive always wanted a german shepard. Any suggestions? I dnt like Pitts

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German Shepards are a good breed for protection. the most important features is the ability to bark at anything out of ordinary and size. the dog doesn't have to be aggresive. a large barking dog will intimidate most intruders and give you advanced warning of something being wrong. even large hound breeds make excellent warning systems!
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German Shepards are a good breed for protection. the most important features is the ability to bark at anything out of ordinary and size. the dog doesn't have to be aggresive. a large barking dog will intimidate most intruders and give you advanced warning of something being wrong. even large hound breeds make excellent warning systems!
Well put, thanks for the ideas!
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Well put, thanks for the ideas!
dogs can be a very good deterrent to home invasion and robbery, and even work when no ones home. plus they become part of the family and make good companions. an alarm system won't sit in your lap and lick your face or wag it's tail because you arrived home! if a person can have dogs, it's one suggestion i make for crime deterrent. i understand because of where some people live, it's not an option they have, but if a person does, i endorse getting a dog or several as in my situation.
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Tonight's news reported a home invasion robbery in Livermore Calif.

The victims are an older married couple who were asleep when their house was broken into at 4 a.m. by 2 robbers who tied them up, covered their heads, and ransacked their home.

This city, home of the famous Lawrence Livermore Labs, seems to be experiencing a rash of these burglaries and robberies lately.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20741893/hayward-casino-owners-robbed-livermore-home-invasion

So, solutions ...

(1) do nothing, let the robbers steal, and just make an insurance claim?

(2) get a dog?

(3) sign up for property survelliance security?

(4) get a semi-auto pistol or shotgun?

(5) several of the above?
#4 requires waking up, which they may not have done. I'm all for old people getting little dogs, they bare like crazy. Every house needs a dog to bark, a camera system for evidence, and at least one gun!
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Tonight's news reported a home invasion robbery in Livermore Calif.

The victims are an older married couple who were asleep when their house was broken into at 4 a.m. by 2 robbers who tied them up, covered their heads, and ransacked their home.

This city, home of the famous Lawrence Livermore Labs, seems to be experiencing a rash of these burglaries and robberies lately.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20741893/hayward-casino-owners-robbed-livermore-home-invasion

So, solutions ...

(1) do nothing, let the robbers steal, and just make an insurance claim?
(2) get a dog?
(3) sign up for property surveillance security?
(4) get a semi-auto pistol or shotgun?
(5) several of the above?
Solutions for who? You? The couple who was robbed? Your neighbor?

Doing nothing seems like a poor choice.
Dog, perhaps, are we talking about the kind of people who would be able to care for it correctly?
Property surveillance? Are you talking armed security guards? If you can afford it, why not? For those of us with lesser means, how about a monitored alarm system? They are not a bad deal.
Firearm? Depends on the person. But "yes," if realistic.
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