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Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by Kleanbore, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. BWS

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    Dang,my Coco could be eating a Tbone,if you even think about picking up a gun she starts doing a happy dance. Loves guns,it means we're going varmint chasing. She'd rather fight Ghogs and Canada's to the death than eat..... firearms is one of those triggers.

    She has some verbal commands,still trying to get her to jump up on some buddy's car hoods. With her uncut nails she can keep MAACO in business. So far she just scratches up their doors..... one of these days,they're gonna pull up and Coke is gonna jump up on the hood and stare at them through the windshield.
     
  2. H&R Glock

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    DOG STORY #1
    Fritz, passed away about 20 years ago. He was our third dachshund. Dachshunds are stubborn, but we love them. We had a large field next to our house where Fritz took his walks. The field also bordered on the frozen custard drive in. Fritz was having a good time romping and smelling everything when he stopped dead in his tracks. He was pointing to a slightly damp ten dollar bill laying on the ground. No matter how much I searched the area, no further cash could be found. The next day my wife offered to walk him.
     
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  3. DukeConnor

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    I had a Rottweiler, that if you broke into my house, she would just be happy to see you.

    People were afraid of that dog until they met her. She thought she was a lap dog.

    If a squirrel or cat tried to break in it would have been game on.
     
  4. whughett

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    Must have been in Lexington KY.
     
  5. old lady new shooter

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    I inherited the family sheltie when my parents passed. He was very sweet but definitely not a watchdog. Presumably herding imaginary sheep he would run back and forth in the exact same path all day long, actually wore the grass down to dirt there. That house had a pool (never again!) and he also liked to follow the pool man around... one day he missed a corner and fell in -- revealing that his actual size was a tiny fraction of what he looked like with his fur LOL. My cousin who ran a cat shelter (where she lived on the premises) fell in love with him and begged me to give him to her until I finally acquiesced. He lived out his old age there, eating the same food she cooked for the cats three times a day. Interesting that he got along great with the cats, of which there were about 60.
     
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  6. old lady new shooter

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    The dachshund is like the Bavarian national dog. They are known for doing whatever they want. When a child misbehaves they say (translated) "He obeys approximately like a dachshund." (It's a lot better in the original.)
     
  7. emartin

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    Feed him only in a designated bowl, Period. Get a cheap fence charger, hide the wire, stick it in the meat, place in different parts of the yard.It will learn not to touch foreign meat. Dont let the dog see you messing with the meat. Step on it so it has good contact with the ground or it will hiss and crackle. Will hurt when he grabs it, but better than dying a slow poisonous death.Red pepper and such is worthless. Get someone who never comes over, put on a rubber glove and have them try to give it to him. Even if he doesnt take it he wont forget someone trying to get him to take. Hope that helps. I used to train security dogs.
     
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  8. Kleanbore

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    Yes
     
  9. JTHunter

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    Trunk - for 30 years (1980-2010), I had an assortment of dogs. Three were GSHs and registered and the first two were taken out of a locked kennel in my back yard in broad daylight. At the time, I had an "ARF" (animal rights freak) living next door with as many as 18 dogs and cats in a 14' x 60' mobile home. She thought we would be friends as I had dogs too - until she found out I hunted. Because of certain comments she made after each of these two dogs were taken (10/92 & 1/93), I always suspected that she had a hand in their disappearance. :scrutiny:
    She would go out and trap strays, then bring them to her home. One was what we originally thought was a pregnant Rottie. It turned out to be a male with a belly full of parasites. This dog was so aggressive (psycho) that it would charge the fence whenever it saw somebody in an adjacent yard. It would hit the chain link fence so hard the top rail would bow out 6-8" from the force of the impact. Subsequent battles with her landlord finally forced her out but not before she made the lives of the owners around her a stinking hell. :fire: :cuss:
    The rest of my dogs were all mutts too. One, a "Peekapoo/terrier/beagle/spitz mix ended up being the longest lived dog I had. He finally had to be euthanized when he was 16-4 due to an assortment of health problems. Next was one whose mother was a liver-on-white Springer and a stray mutt daddy but she came out looking like a miniature Golden. She had a stroke when she was 15-7 and had to be put down as well. Then there was the 3rd GSH. His kidneys failed at 14-7 and we had to let him go too. :(
    Now, for the last 10 years, I have had to get my "dog fix" vicariously from friends and neighbors.
     
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  10. D.B. Cooper

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    Yellow labs make the best labs. =)

    We lost ours a year ago this month; he was 14-1/2. And yes, shed enough to stuff a mattress lol.

    I don't know how good he would have been in a fight. A cocker spaniel jumped him on a popular trail one year and my lab just stood there waiting for me to bail him out.

    However, a guy tried to open our front door once. I saw our lab's head raise up and thought nothing of it. A half second later he was on his feet and charging the front door. By the time I was on my feet, I heard our screen door close and looked out the window just in time to see a guy run down our driveway and up the street.

    In regards to people poisoning dogs, it happens often, and labs, in particular, are very susceptible due to their natural focus on food.
     
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  11. D.B. Cooper

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    My neighbors had one, too. Really interesting breed.
     
  12. CDW4ME

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    Dogs for home security, deterrent.
    ~1 min. in what appears to be a Bullmastiff engages potential intruder, despite being hit & kicked the dog doesn't quit.
    When they run off at top of screen it aint over yet.


    Bullmastiff and Doberman were originally bred to be guardian / protection dogs.
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  13. Jeff White

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    Let's remember what forum this is. We are on THR in the Strategies, Tactics and Training subforum. Let's try to keep our posts on topic. I'm sure everyone has heartwarming dog stories. I certainly do, but let's stay focused on dogs as part of your security plan.
     
  14. bdickens

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    But ya got guns stashed all over the house, don't ya....
     
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  15. Thomasss

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    My profile image is a half beagle and half Rhodesian Ridgeback. I know everything that is going on in the neighborhood, whether I want to or not. My wife sometimes get annoyed, but the dog won't let anyone in the house she doesn't know.
     
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    I think a dog is very useful as a warning system and deterrent to casual criminals. Of course a really bad person would just kill the dog if they got in the way. I do think a dog should be able to alert and if physically large enough help defend the home if the need would arise.

    My house wolf, Cletus (haha, I know)-
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    11 years old , found as a tiny abandoned puppy in Texarkana and brought back home when no one claimed him. 115# in his prime and about 105# now that he's getting old, one weak leg and a couple fatty tumors but still a formidable looking mutt. A great family dog who treats my 1&3 year olds like a treasure to protect and will bark if anything moves in the yard (he barks a lot). My first line of alert, my friend and a beloved member of the family. He's a good boy.
     
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  17. Kleanbore

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    Most people here seem to agree.
    That is a legitimate concern.

    I do not want our dog putting herself in harms way.

    Nor do I want a dog that the dope people would find highly attractive for theft.

    Anther part of the overall risk management picture has to do with liability. Some breeds tend to be more dangerous, and the reputations of some some are likely to influence jurors unfavorably.,
     
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    Agree, but I don't think I could dissuade my pup from trying his best to defend his family. My dog is older and a lot of the time recently he sleeps on the ground level at night, maybe old and lazy or some joint pain or he just doesn't want a 1 year old climbing on him when he's sleeping soundly . not sure why, he is active during the day but will limp some if he's been running a lot. I think if someone tried to break in he's the first thing they'd meet but I don't think he'd be likely to run away. I truly hope I never find out.
    Me either, I'm safe from that risk I think.
    Also agree, I like pitbulls, Rottweilers, german shepherds, dobermans ect. But wouldn't get one just due to public bias and liability. My dog is a German shepherd mix , we think with hound of some kind. Mutts seem more even tempered in general from my experience and mine at least is the most loyal and trustworthy animal I've known, except if there's something tasty sitting out where he can get it.
     
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  19. whughett

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    Training Thread. In that vein how does one train a dog to keep unwanted intruders off the property but know the difference tween human and animal. A skunk and for the second time got all macho and got a face full of stink for his trouble. Of course yours truly has to deodorize him, 8:30 at night. Not too bad, first time was 1:30 AM.
     
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  20. Old Dog

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    If that's what you decide that you need -- or want -- you're going to have to start training your dog early (year, year and a half) and spend quite a bit of money acquiring that training for your companion. Or you can spend 10K or much more and get an adult protection dog already trained ...
     
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  21. RoboDuck

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    My wife says they aren't bad dogs , they get excited real easy .

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  23. Hangingrock

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    We reside in a rural county there are dogs, lots and lots of them. Their primary attribute is they bark, bark and bark thus their owners are aware that the dogs are barking at something but under who knows what. We have yet to encounter a will trained dog and or owner of that dog. In rural areas dogs may run in packs and have been known to pull down live stock.
     
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    maybe you have seen this cat that looks like a dog

     
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  25. LNK

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    Standard poodles are what we settled on. Our last one passed at 13. The new pup is learning to fill her shoes nicely. Very smart dogs, and friendly too. Did I mention loves to learn new things? Makes me seem like a professional dog trainer. I am far from that. I wish they stuck around longer. I wish they all did. Good luck on the search.
     
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