That is also more time he has to get to you or shoot you himself.
This is where the Labrador comes in. Dog will occupy him log enough to let me get to the pump gun. Unfortunately by the time he subdues the pooch, i have the barrel in his face and cycling the first of a real day ruiner, the bird shot. two rounds of that in the gut then a round or two of 00 buck should be sufficient pay back for killing my dog.
I have a Lhasa Apso...don't laugh i know it isn't the manliest dog. However she will hear someone breaking in hours before a rot, dobie, or shepherd. and that might gimme all the time i need to safe my family property and dog.
To be honest at night when she sits up and growls its because she heard something and i am on guard.