Chaining creates aggression in dogs. But aggression is not
the same thing as protectiveness.
There is a difference between raising a protective dog and an
A protective dog is used to being around people and can tell when his
family is being threatened. A dog learns to be protective by spending lots
of time with people and by learning to know and love his human family.
When your dog loves you and your family, he will want to protect you from
Leaving a dog on a chain and ignoring him is how to raise an aggressive
dog. Aggressive dogs can't distinguish between a threat and a family
friend, because they are not used to people. Aggressive dogs will attack
anyone. They will attack children who wander into the yard, a policeman,
the meter reader, the mailman, other dogs, etc.
If your aggressive dog attacks someone in your yard or breaks loose from
his chain and attacks, you are in danger of being sued, prosecuted, and
required to pay the medical bills of the injured person. Your dog will
probably be put to sleep if he attacks someone, even it the attacks occurs
on your property.
In 2004 alone, chained dogs killed 6 children and injured 21
According to the CDC, dogs most likely to bite
are chained, male, and unneutered.
Is your chained dog going to be the next one to
A chained dog canít do anything to stop an intruder!
All he can do is bark. Do you really get up to investigate every time
your dog barks? Barking is simply not an effective means of guarding your
Statistics show that inside dog provides very effective security.
There are news stories all the time about inside dogs that save their
families from fires, intruders, and even gas leaks. A robber will think
twice about breaking into your home if he hears and sees a dog on the
other side of the door. A robber will not think twice about breaking into
your home if there is a chained dog in the backyard barking. He knows that
chained dog cannot hurt him.
K9 police dogs are extremely effective guard dogs, and they usually
live inside with the policeman and his family.
K9 police officers know that in order to get the smartest, most protective
dog possible, they need to spend hours and hours with the dog. Police dogs
become a beloved part of the police officerís family. They are not chained
and neglected in the yard. They are treated with kindness by the officers.
This kindness makes the dog want to protect the officer.
If all you want is a burglar alarm, consider an electronic one.
Installation is usually free, and the small monthly fee will cost you
about the same amount as feeding a dog. An electronic alarm is certainly
more effective than a dog, too! When your alarm goes off for more than a
minute or so, the police will be sent to your home. And a piercing alarm
will sound the whole time