Home Security Tip : A dog is good for security.
As a female that leads the single life I do worry about the security of my home, both for when I am out and when I am here.
Someone gave me this tip, or perhaps I may have read about it someplace, anyway the tip was to leave a dogs dish out so that it appears that your home is guarded by a dog. I did this, it was a large drinking dish complete with the word dog around the edge. I even ensured that the dish was full with water always.
It took nearly two months until it hit me, any burglars would guess there was no dog because there was no barking. I felt a little foolish, but I also got to thinking. I like animals, and to cut the story, I got a dog for real.
Marlon is a Lakeland Terrier and I can’t tell you what an angel he is, but anyway the point is he is now my security. Anyone comes to the door, back and front, and Marlon barks. He is not a large dog, not tiny, but his bark is enough to deter thieves I am sure. And he makes me feel so much better knowing he is there, there is not the worry of returning to the house with someone inside. So there is my home security tip, a dog will guard you as well as being a real good friend.