Guard Dogs – the new ‘dog-terrent’

Maybe the term ‘dog-terrent’ doesn’t sound particularly terrifying, but in reality, it should. We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, becoming loved members of our families, and for having strong and loyal bonds. So it’s also no surprise that dogs make the ideal security deterrent.

Guard dog security is the fast becoming one of the biggest choices for businesses up and down the country. In truth, guard dogs can actually do the job of several security guards.

CCTV systems and alarms are often installed as the first port of call to deter intruders, but they rarely prevent a crime from actually taking place. Guard dog security is the ideal deterrent and will often stop criminals from entering your premises, after all, who wants to come face to face with a demon dog?

Why do I need guard dog security?

You might need to consider getting guard dog security for your business premises if you want to:

  • Deter intruders
  • Protect your premises and people
  • Safeguard and protect your assets
  • Alert security guards to intruders

It might seem like an unnecessary expense, but without canine security, you run the risk of falling foul to burglaries and intruders, which can have a detrimental effect, not only on your business but also your people. After all, we all want to feel safe and secure in the workplace.

Can’t I just get a watch dog? Well, in a word, no. Watchdogs, whilst of use in certain situations, are essentially untrained, so if they ‘sense’ an intruder, they will bark to alert against danger. A guard dog has been trained to protect its owner, or premises. Guard dogs have also been trained to differentiate against friendly and threatening behavior – so it’s no good putting Lassie to work just yet!

But of course, the guard dog won’t be working alone. A specially trained, experienced and licensed dog handler will need to be on hand to ensure that the guard dog is in good condition, and importantly, isn’t left to its own devices.

But of course, it’s not only business owners that can benefit from having guard dog security. Many homeowners around the country are aware of the benefits of having canine protection. From farmers to the rich and famous, guard dog security gives homeowners peace of mind that their property is in safe hands.

If you’re considering going down the guard dog route, then you’ll need to ensure to select a reputable supplier of total security services. Anyone who handles guard dogs will need to have the relevant licenses and accreditations. Make sure that your supplier has a National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) accreditation and that their dogs are re-certified on a regular basis.


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