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Get a dog? Get a shotgun!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, May 6, 2005.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    "If you are so afraid of intruders, get a big dog." How many times have we heard that?
     
  2. FPrice

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    Oleg...

    Nice doggie.

    Actually he is a part of a good home defense plan. He should function as the early warning system.

    Fore-warned is fore-armed.
     
  3. Guns_and_Labs

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    It's good advice...it's just that it should be "get a big (well trained) dog AND a shotgun."
     
  4. Oleg Volk

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    Caption on my site reads: "Dogs are fine as early warning systems and as a part of your home defense...but don't expect your pet to do all the fighting for you. Get a shotgun."

    The dog is Anna, my favorite cannine. Very friendly and mild.
     
  5. FPrice

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    I guess that the only possible response is, "Great minds think alike!'.

    :D
     
  6. Rexrider

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    Oleg

    I have always thought you do a outstanding job with your posters. You always manage to drive a point home.

    This one really hits home for me. My wife and I have two greyhounds (rescued ex-racers). It was never our intention for the dogs....er...."the boys" to provide any type of home protection. They are simply the wrong breed for that (not even close). But we did have a little hope they would provide some warning if anyone was around the house.

    All we know is the "the boys" will do a great job of tripping the intruder at the door. That's about it.

    Your posters usually have a very serious message for very serious issues. I think you did a great job using just a tiny bit of humor to make a very serious point.

    Thank you for all your hard work

    Cheers
    Rexrider
     
  7. BlackCat

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    Here's a great THR quote on the subject:

     
  8. zahc

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    Get a shotgun too
     
  9. Norman Dog

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    I got a dog to go with my shotgun!

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  10. The_Antibubba

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    Get a Pekinese-they're the most vicious dogs I've ever met.

    I'm not kidding-I love dogs, even pitbulls and other "fighting" dogs, but I give those little red monsters a wide berth.
     
  11. armoredman

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    No one else has asked - Oleg, is that your puppy? We have Cocker Spaniels, one who I watched take on two full grown Black Labs, and almost win. All heart, and great alarms. They will definately give us enough time to get weaponed up.
     
  12. Oleg Volk

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    Lab/retriever mix, belongs to a good friend.
     
  13. dfariswheel

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    His name is "Killer".
    You may laugh, but not ONE crazed axe murderer has made it past the front room.

    Seriously, his job is to be the burglar alarm.
    DEALING with the burglar is MY job.

    Even a small 12 pound Pomeranian can make enough noise to waken Sleeping Beauty after a weekend drunk with the Seven Dwarfs.

    NO ONE gets into the yard undetected.
    After that, it's up to me and the Remington Police gun.
     
  14. Tom Servo

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    Oleg, she's adorable :)

    I have two lovable mutts who, friendly as they are, make a huge clamor whenever someone comes up to the door. This does a great job of a) warning me when someone's approaching the house and b) discouraging average burglars. They're not too good at distinguishing "friend" from "foe," though. They're firm believers in the fact that "a stranger's just a friend you haven't met." I've never raised a dog to be mean, and I'd never want to. I have alot of reservations about training an animal to attack.

    A couple of years ago, a lady moved in two doors down from me, and she was walking a little doberman puppy. As they passed my driveway, I walked out to pet the dog, and the owner replied, "don't be nice...I'm training him to be a watchdog." I could have said alot of things, but I just settled for, "well, keep it and yourself away from my house in the future."

    There's no "nice" way to make a dog mean, and anyone who does (besides the qualified types like K-9, and "mean" is inaccurate in that case) should not be allowed in contact with animals. I've heard of people leaving pitbulls out in the yard with 20-pound weights around their necks to make them stronger and pissed-off at the world. All this for what? To make an inherently loving animal resentful and dangerous?

    Plain fact is, if someone's determined to invade your home, they'll just shoot the dog first anyway. Luckily, I took my oldest shooting once, and it turns out she hates the sound of gunfire, so whenever she hears the slide rack, she goes downstairs and sleeps on the couch in the basement. The younger one knows to follow. This works out well, since if someone is breaking in, the dogs will be safe. An intruder in my house has other things to worry about. :)
     
  15. geekWithA.45

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    This is very reminiscient of Mossberg's current ad campaign, where the contrast dogs and shotguns...IIRC, the tagline is:

    One of these security systems needs training, food, water and walkies.

    The other just needs oil.


    BTW, AWESOME character catching photo of a good doggie! She reminds me of a dog from my past. <<sniff>>.
     
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    A bit of a departure from your usual style, Oleg, but it's very effective.

    Nice-looking dog, too.
     
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    Do you really need a shotgun if you have this guy protecting you?


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  18. BlackCat

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    Zrex, what the heck kinda dog is that? That's quite cute!
     
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    BlackCat - Its not my dog, a friend sent me the pic a few months ago. It sort of looks like a SHEETzu or Lhasa Apso to me, but I really have no idea.
     
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    Zrex,

    where does one purchase a cartoon dog?

    I assume they're much easier to clean up after

    casual
     
  21. Fred Fuller

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    We got the shotgun AND the dog (in our case, a Fila Brasileiro...).

    lpl/nc
     
  22. TarpleyG

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    Well, she looks harmless enough but I am not entirely sure what she would do to a stranger coming in. She sure sounds VERY intimidating. Oleg, feel free to use this if you want. I think I even have a hi-res somewhere if you need it.

    Greg
     
  23. Standing Wolf

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    Between my assault kitty and some .44 magnum revolvers, I think I've got things covered.
     
  24. FPrice

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    I think this cat's owner is protected.
     

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    Well, in the type areas I like to live in, all I gotta do is have a barbed-wire fence around the perimeter, a few cows, and sign that says

    "BEWARE OF THE BULL"

    and have the bull there to back it up. Hey, I may not have that right now, but I've seen where some folks did.
     
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