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If you really want to protect you and your family, you should consider investing in a guard dog. Most dogs will risk life and limb for their owners. In fact, that’s what they were originally bred for.
For most people, home security is about nothing more than installing an alarm system and hoping for the best. Newsflash! Alarm systems DON’T keep burglars out.
All they do is alert you when a burglar has already made it inside.
This isn’t to say that alarm systems are bad (they’re highly recommended actually), but they’re only one piece of the puzzle.
Not only can a dog alert you when someone is on your property, but they may ultimately deter the breaking by scaring the burglar away. I’ve owned several dogs in my lifetime, and I can say that they’re able to pick up on even the slightest changes in the environment.
9 Best Guard Dogs For Home Defense
But it’s important that you invest in the right dog.
For example, while loud, a chihuahua isn’t going to do a good job at intimidating someone from breaking in. You need a dog that’s loud and intimidating (like a German Shepherd or Rottweiler).
There are essentially two ways to get a family guard dog:
- buy an adult that’s already trained, or
- raise them from puppies and train them yourself
The first option is usually the more expensive of the two. With either choice, you’ll need to know what dogs are the best options and why.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.