Guard dogs are one of the most effective security measures for any business. They act as a great deterrent against would-be criminals and they can also detect threats or break-ins much earlier than humans alone. Furthermore, they are extremely loyal to their owners and they are able to recognise social hierarchies. For these reasons, they have been used as a means of protection for thousands of years.
Guard dogs are a great way to keep your property secure, but if you are new to the concept, you may have some questions. Here are a few things you should know…
They Are A Great Deterrent
Dogs are one of the most effective forms of security for your home/business. Their advance training and excellent senses make them the perfect partner for security guards. Studies have shown that on average, more than 65% of criminals would be deterred from breaking/entering if they know there is a guard dog present.
They Are Super Smellers
There has been extensive research conducted into dogs’ sense of smell. This research has shown that dogs have a sense of smell that is more than 10,000 times better than that of humans. Because of this, dogs are used to offer protection, seek out narcotics and explosive devices and help with search and rescue after natural disasters.
They Have Been Working for Humans For A Long Time
One of the main breeds people imagine when they think of guard dogs is the German Shepherd. German Shepherds have been helping with protection since the 1800s when they became watchdogs. German Shepherds are great guard dogs due to their strength, intelligence, teachability and obedience. German Shepherds are used around the world for narcotic and explosive detection as well as in the tracking and apprehension of suspects in criminal cases.
Dogs have also been used by law enforcement for more than 100 years. The police used bloodhounds whilst searching for notorious criminal Jack the Ripper in 1888, and during that time they also used guard dogs to patrol with bobbies (police officers) whilst they patrolled the streets.
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At Guard Dog Security we have been providing businesses with the enhanced security of guard dogs since 2004. We offer our clients 24/7 peace of mind that their business/event/staff are protected from unwanted criminals. Get in touch to find out more about our services.