01-02-2017, 11:12 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Belleville, Ontario
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While I understand where you are coming from with stating that it gives us peace and mind knowing our dogs would protect us from harm, I feel that this differs from having a "guard dog".
For instance, my dog was never trained to attack someone when told to, or even growl at someone who comes through my door. However, I believe that dogs instinctively know when there is a threat and will warn us (by knowing to aggressively bark giving us warning) and will attack if they feel that we are truly threatened. How? Well I believe that they may just know when this is needed when they feel our scared energy. This may sound crazy, but dogs pick up the energies of every person they come across. They know when we are happy, sad, scared, etc. As an example, dogs are used to detect when someone is going to have a seizure, even before they have it. Dogs are very observant.
My dog warns me (by basic bark) when someone is approaching. However, if someone were to try to attack me or even break in at night, I guarantee her bark would differ and she would go to investigate first. This is why I feel having a guard or attack dog is much different. I believe some people train their dogs to be fierce and mean for personal benefit - to guard something valuable or just to look scary. But that's not what dogs are for. They are to love and care for as if they are family. We don't teach our kids to be mean and bite
we shouldn't our dogs either!