Friend for life and se­cu­rity de­vice

South Western Times - - Point Of View - John Bain, South Bun­bury

Per­sonal se­cu­rity is a fact of life any­where and some­thing we have to con­tend with in re­gional ar­eas as well. Decades ago a po­lice of­fi­cer told me size isn’t a pre­req­ui­site but a bark­ing dog in most cases de­ters a would-be bur­glar.

Sub­se­quently, dogs are be­ing picked on yet again by lo­cal coun­cils and shires. Firstly, left at home with lit­tle or no ex­er­cise they de­velop be­hav­iour prob­lems – some un­con­trol­lable. Pic­ture a pris­oner pac­ing the ex­er­cise yard, that’s your dog’s fu­ture with­out the sim­ple task of a daily walk some­where off the lead.

Se­condly, a se­cu­rity cam­era won’t save a life if there’s an in­truder, a dog will at least stave off any­body un­til po­lice ar­rive. The bonus is you have a friend/com­pan­ion for the life of the dog who, un­like some, will give you and your fam­ily un­ques­tioned loy­alty; a rare com­mod­ity in this world gone off the rails.

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