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Bullet94
April 17, 2011, 08:40 PM
I started a thread about my new puppy for home security -

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=422244

Well it’s been about 7 months ago and my puppy is still growing. His name is Buddy and I think he weights about 50 lbs now. Buddy is becoming a very good watchdog. He sits by the front or back door or looks out a window and barks if anyone is in sight. Nice to know no one will be able to sneak up on me at home. Plus his bark should make anyone up to no good move on to easier pickings. I sure like having a dog again.

Anyone else have a good watchdog? - pictures?

Buddy at 9 weeks -
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll98/Bullet94_2008/DSC03802.jpg

Buddy now -
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll98/Bullet94_2008/DSC04006.jpg

DougD
April 17, 2011, 08:43 PM
Fine looking dog.

Easy to get attached to them as well, just like any family member.

D

MLeake
April 17, 2011, 08:44 PM
From past experience with dog posts, though, tie in some tactical considerations (you did mention early warning, but expand on that), or else the thread will be locked before long.

IE, are you training him to do anything besides bark?

Would you have him patrol the house if something goes bump in the night, while you barricaded?

That kind of thing.

And again, nice dog. I have three myself. Jack Russell for early warning, and a pair of 60lb bully mixes for big bark deterrent. (No idea if they'd bite, but they sound ferocious.)

Bullet94
April 17, 2011, 08:59 PM
MLeake
From past experience with dog posts, though, tie in some tactical considerations (you did mention early warning, but expand on that), or else the thread will be locked before long.

Early warning is about all I expect of my dog but the other day I took Buddy for a walk and when we were about home there was a guy walking towards us. Buddy wanted to take his head off but since he was on a leash and under my control he didn’t. I think if anyone broke into my home he would attack them but this is not necessary to me. Just let me know if a BG is around and with that early warning time I’ll take care of the rest.

Nitesites
April 17, 2011, 09:15 PM
Cool thread idea. I'll post a pic of my pooch as soon as I can get to my computer.

BrittB
April 17, 2011, 09:36 PM
My Black Lab is nothing more than a loud alarm but she's works really well at that. Otherwise, after they were in, she'd show them where all the good stuff is in the house. Either that or she would lick them to death.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/MotoBrittB/pups/12-22-08023.jpg

Nitesites
April 17, 2011, 11:26 PM
Here are a couple pics of my little bud. A family dog is more than just a loving pet and playful companion. I couldn't imagine or have hoped for a better alarm than this little guy...

Ahem, ever vigilant on the job, ahem...
http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x460/Nitesites/Cooper1.jpg

Blurry but I like the pic. Nose against the glass back door...
http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x460/Nitesites/Cooper2.jpg

You ever seen a dog smile?

Hook686
April 18, 2011, 01:31 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/dmchinnock/Dogs/cappyasWWIaceinpursuitoftheRedBaroncrop.jpg


As noted by others, my dog is very alert and quick to speakup if someone approaches the house, or even comes up behind me when out in public.

BrittB
April 18, 2011, 07:02 AM
Too funny!:D

Vt.birdhunter
April 18, 2011, 07:39 AM
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He dont take kindly to strangers, our two cats help with reloading;)

MrWesson
April 18, 2011, 08:39 AM
Watch out invaders!
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2371/doggyy.jpg (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/doggyy.jpg/)

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/132/dog1d.jpg (http://img508.imageshack.us/i/dog1d.jpg/)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/8734/dogtent.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/dogtent.jpg/)

You couldn't tell from the pictures but she can hear footsteps 500ft away and sounds like a mastiff.;)

Capt Charlie
April 18, 2011, 11:51 AM
*sigh*

I realize that several similar threads have slipped through the cracks in the past, and there are times these dog threads are on topic, when the primary focus is on Tactics & Training.

That just ain't the case here.

Sorry guys, but this is off topic and closed.