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Do you think most old people should have a dog as a guard or warning against intruders?


How many could have been saved? I read about so many old people and usually women who get broke in on and if not killed; robbed and sometimes raped. I don't think an intruder would break in with a dog barking so a dog may be safer than a gun I think, to prevent break ins. Actually the gun would do no good without warning either for the burglar could get to the victims before they made it to their protection. I realize some elderly cannot walk their dogs but their are papers and even grasses you can buy for this. Worth the investment I'd say. What are your thoughts on this?

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Faith Reaper says

3 years ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    That is terrible & good. I know my peekapoo barked like that too; I couldn't stand it so I fussed at her for it & then all she'd do was growl, I knew it was a person & usually was my nephew she really liked but still growled til I said s

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Wow John, how terrible! I would certainly recommend a dog to anyone alone and elderly. I don't think crooks would relish the idea of having to bring a dog down even if they could and it allows a time frame of safety too at the very worst I would say.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Thank you delaneyworld; you have some excellent tips and glad you agree, bottom line; dogs are such a good thing for the elderly and many others too.

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Anna Haven says

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Thanks Anna, seems to me many may have not died had they had one. Even if not a dog lover it would take a short time to get use to them. I had a peek a poo that was the best guard dog I ever owned. When she growled I knew it was someone. Far off too!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Sure, that's true but who ever heard of an old person being careless with a gun? Not me. As far as being on their own I think that is another question, this is just for the ones who are no matter the reason.

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Bronwen Scott-Branagan (BlossomSB) says

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Thanks Blossom and that is the great thing that she would make you aware of an intruder!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Thank you Sparklea. I love dogs too, but surely they could save so many without being at risk. Now if they are outside dogs they could be silence by an intruder but what I am talking about here, really, is an inside dog. Guns too for responsible ppl.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Thank you! Hopefully you mean mine and not the add. lol

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Mahfoudh Muhammed Bouboutt (Mahfoudh Muhammed) says

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    The facts are that there are elderly women & men alone & they wouldn't be with a dog & there are millions of dogs needing homes so it makes perfect sense to me. With a dog warning them they could get their gun in time & show the intru


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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    Sure that is true, because you are older is no reason you don't have a right to live alone and the purpose of this question was to encourage older people to have a dog so thanks for your input!

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago

    I guess but poor people have owned dogs forever and kept them healthy. Sometimes the expensive food will kill them. Table scraps are probably no worse, everyone has. If it is indoors all the time vets shouldn't be needed much after the initial shots.

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