They say that a dog is a man’s best friend and that is certainly true for security guards. Security dogs have proved to be a failsafe option for a long time, and will continue to do so. They are highly effective when it comes to securing premises and controlling people, as well as providing a number of health and wellbeing benefits to their owners.
Dogs have much quicker reactions than humans
There’s no denying a dog’s ability to react quickly which can prove particularly useful if they are working dogs in the security field, especially if you choose the right kind of dog. While all dogs are known to have quick reactions of barking or snooping to see who’s around, there are certain breeds that are infamous for their protective qualities.
These breeds of dogs have the ability to provide an extra element of security along with a guard. A dog’s natural curiosity means that any strangers, unusual noises or movements will be immediately sniffed out and barked at if necessary. The right breed can be incredibly reliable and intelligent enough to evaluate situations properly.
Dogs provide a physical threat to deter criminals
Even if it is a case of the dog having a bark worse than its bite, dogs still provide a threat of physical harm. In most cases, this threat alone is enough to deter criminals, before any conflict even takes place. This is due to a combination of an intimidating blend of growls, strong jaws and sharp claws. Criminals won’t be able to differentiate between a guard dog that’s ‘all talk’ and a guard dog that will bite or attack, so will naturally assume the latter. Being chased by a security dog is undoubtedly a terrifying experience.
Due to the threat of physical harm, dogs act as effective deterrents to criminals. Not only do these dogs look and sound quite intimidating, but trained security dogs are also fit enough to out-run most people. There’s very little point in attempting to run away from a security dog as this will only enhance their suspicions and perhaps their aggression, and they will run faster. Take our word for it, it’s a race that you can’t win!
Dogs are inherently loyal
They’re not called man’s best friend for nothing; dogs are incredibly loyal creatures, which is why they are such popular house pets as well as guard animals. With this loyalty, comes a protective quality – a combination that is rarely matched in other animal species.
Dogs are great for personal security and property security, as well as detection thanks to their extraordinary sense of smell. There’s no doubt that they make fantastic companions for pet owners and security guards alike.
Dogs are highly intelligent
Dogs are extremely intelligent animals. They are able to pick up on voices and body languages to translate a situation or emotion, and are even more capable when they’ve been trained properly.
They put this skill of theirs to highly effective use, and are able to sense when things are not quite right, whether with a person or with a situation. Dogs can detect danger, and the breeds that are chosen to be security dogs aren’t afraid to do something about it.
County Security Dogs
County UK are specialists in providing security guard dogs for all of your security needs. By utilising County you are ensuring that you have SIA licensed security dog handlers with expert knowledge and experience in operating within the commercial property sector. Our security dog services are provided at a fixed fee competitive rate, so you can be sure that whatever your budget, your property will remain secure.
If you’d like to learn more about our security dog services, get in touch with our team today.