Anthony Dohrmann’s LaserShield says no, no, not your dog!

Home safety and security is at the top of the list of importance for most families in the United States. Families want their members to be safe and sound in their environments no matter how humble. As certain as that is, it’s amazing how many people, when asked if they have a home security system, will say “No, we have a dog.” Really?

When you decided to bring that animal into your home as part of your pack, did you explain to him or her that your security and safety was the reason? Of course you didn’t! There are plenty, but for sure 5 reasons your dog shouldn’t be your security system. We’d like to share our top 5 with you.

Chances are you brought this adorable little thing home because you fell in love with it and it was so cute and you, or your spouse, or your children “just have to have it!”.  And we don’t blame you. We might have two or three or four of our own at home. But not once, when each of them became part of our family did we intentionally adopt them to be our home security system! And you shouldn’t think of yours that way either. If they protect you in a pinch, that’s a perk. But it’s no reason not to have a home security system for your family…and your dog.

5 Reasons your dog shouldn’t be your security system

Here’s our five reasons why:

  1. Your dog trusts you to take care of him

Psychology Today says “Now, what about the trust that our companion animals have in us? Their wide eyes that pierce our souls tell us clearly that they just know we’ll always do the best we can for them. I find it easiest to think about dog trust in terms of what they expect from us, their innate, ancestral, and deep faith in us, their unwavering belief that we will take our responsibilities to them as seriously as we assume responsibility for other humans. Basically, they expect that we always will have their best interests in mind, that we will care for them and be concerned with maximizing their well-being.”

2. Your dog is a member of the family

We agree with Modi Ramos in her article 7 Reasons Why Dogs are Family: “I love my dog, even in the times when she can drive me nut like when she thinks the UPS guy is the antichrist knocking on my door and goes bananas and wakes up the sleeping baby.That’s just one of her many charms. I can quickly forgive her though, because she is just being protective, and once the door is open she’s wagging her tail at the person she thought she had to kill with all 10 pounds of her body.”

Here’s a 3rd reason and a hard one…

3. Your dog will do whatever it takes to help her pack members

There’s very little a dog will not do in order to help a member of his pack, especially the alpha leader he loves. There are so many examples of that in our history with K9’s but here is one story from Animal Planet: http://Dog Saves Injured Owner  If there is a serious overwhelming threat breaking into our environment, why would we want our dogs to be the one where all the responsibility lies? Wouldn’t we want to get them to safety as quickly as possible just like the rest of our family members?

As if those reasons aren’t enough, here are 2 more

4. Your dog could be shot, assaulted or poisoned

YouTube is rife with videos and stories of dogs being harmed, shot, assaulted and even poisoned by home invaders. Our dogs sound like the best guards in the neighborhood behind our fencing, However, we are under no delusion as to what would happened if an opened package of hot dogs were flung over the top! Imagine if those ‘treats’ were laced with poison making the invaders entrance into our home that much easier. Makes your stomach turn doesn’t it?

5. Your dog’s time with you is already short

Perhaps the most difficult thing about being a dog lover is that their lives are so much shorter than most humans.  The larger the dogs, the shorter the lifespan expectancy. And even though the smaller ones stick around a lot longer, they aren’t the ones who will actually be able to affect a negative imposition on a would-be home intruder. And yet, as mystifying as it is, plenty of people use their big dogs as the justification for not getting a home security system. Like they are invulnerable and will live forever. Nope. Neither. Why risk shortening their days in an unnecessary incident with a stranger who means your family, and your dog, harm.

Purchasing and using a home security system is easier now than ever

There’s really no good justification for depending upon your domesticated animal to protect in the heat of the moment. Especially when there are easy, plug and go systems on the market today that could potentially help you and your pets avoid an altercation altogether. Prices are so reasonable for the coverage. Response times are so much quicker now in the digital age. You can even request help for your home from a remote location!

The LaserShield systems are designed to be affordable, effective, easy to install and easier to use.  And if you are wondering about your animals actually setting off a system…we thought of that when we built it! Because, well, we love our dogs too! And that is why we stand firm on the idea that your dog shouldn’t be your security system. Ever.