3 Reasons Why Dogs Are the Best Security System

The reliability of a canine companion is common knowledge. Owning a dog has numerous benefits, including having a simple security system that loves scratches. Read on to learn three reasons why dogs make the best security systems, and make sure you feed your walking alarm a treat to let them know you appreciate their protection.

Keen Hearing

A dog’s hearing easily outclasses that of a human. These animals hear more sounds in far-off distances than we could with audio technology. Dogs distinguish noises and easily identify the sound type and direction they came from.

An intruder who tries to make their way inside your home won’t get close without alerting a dog with the sound of their footsteps. A dog is an excellent way to keep intruders out of your camper van if you plan to travel or want to live in a camper.

The silence of the night pairs great with the superhearing of a dog. Creatures won’t make it far before your dog’s ears perk up and its head turns in the direction of the approaching sound.

A System That Barks and Defends

One of the best ways to deter a potential intruder is with the sound of the dog’s bark. Dogs have an understanding that the place you rest is your home and theirs, and they want to make sure no one enters unauthorized. Dogs will bark at the sound of someone coming up the driveway or walking too close to where you live, alerting you in the process and giving someone second thoughts about breaking and entering.

Depending on your dog, they may have some hostility towards strangers who step onto your territory and may take action to defend it. A dog may run towards an intruder and “push” them with their front paws if provoked. While you don’t want your furry friend in the line of danger, it’s somewhat comforting to know they’re willing to go the extra mile and take physical action to protect you and the home.

A Great Sense of Loyalty

One of the best aspects of dogs is their sense of loyalty. Dogs with great owners will stand by them and want to ensure they’re in good condition. This trait is why dogs are the best security system; they won’t leave your side when danger is afoot.

Even when dogs move toward danger, they may not go far without you. You never want a dangerous situation at your doorstep, but it’s great to know that your dog will face it with you.

People love dogs for many reasons, and their natural ability to be security systems is one of them. Consider these reasons before purchasing a high-tech security system, especially when you have a good pet to help you stay safe.

By Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.