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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2015, 04:38:38 AM »
Both our front doors sport signs stating " Beware of dog ! These deadbolts are for YOUR safety, not ours!"

I would imagine the pitiful screams emitted by an intruder due to what our dogs were doing to him/them, would likely drown out a gunshot or 2.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2015, 08:22:04 AM »
Both our front doors sport signs stating " Beware of dog ! These deadbolts are for YOUR safety, not ours!"

I would imagine the pitiful screams emitted by an intruder due to what our dogs were doing to him/them, would likely drown out a gunshot or 2.

In some states / cities  having those signs on the doors ( just about the dogs) increases your liability if anything happens.
You are admitting up front the dogs are mean and vicious.
I suggest you check with legal advice.
Better to just say we have two family pet dogs  or nothing at all.
 or we love our pet dogs, be becareful not to let them loose.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2015, 11:54:41 AM »
Beware of Dog, is also one to avoid.

Guard Dog on Duty is safe, although I believe "attack dog" can lead to a legal Calamity.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2015, 01:46:24 PM »
I tend to disagree on the inadvisability of those types of signs.  The law may be an ass in the Dickinsonian sense of the term, but it’s not a complete damn fool.  Assumption of the Risk (Claimant’s), properly invoked by the defendant-dog owner, will typically stop a tort claim in its tracks. 

But Mash is right, ‘attack dog’ is a foolish term to post on a sign.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2015, 02:17:58 PM »
G Dog,
          I completely agree with what you are saying,but if I were a burglar,house invader
or whatever the terms "Guard Dog" and "Attack Dog" ring the same bells in my mind.
Sure I know the difference. A very small barking dog can be a guard dog but hardly an
attack dog. And a very quiet attack dog can be only what he is in the case of
an intruder. IMO  I hope I made somekind of sense.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2015, 03:05:48 PM »
You make perfect since snake-eyes, you always do.  I agree with your point.  Any dog worth its feed is a guard dog, but since the intruder-invader may later try to characterize the animal as mean and vicious (even racist)  there is no point in advertising it as such, even if it is. 

My sign might read:  “A large dog lives here, it’s well-disposed  and otherwise congenial EXCEPT toward intruders with criminal  intent.  In which event he’ll rip ya a great big new one … buddy. “

Of course the guy has to be able to read and have an attention span of something a little over five seconds, which in some cases may be doubtful.  Maybe a picture of a big barking Canine would be better.  Possibly captioned: “Retreat immediately. I don’t feed this dog – but you will.”
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2015, 03:17:01 PM »
G Dog,
          Exactly!! Thank you. (T^
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2015, 04:04:51 PM »
Lady a bit down the road had a nice picture of her Altasian at the gate and a bell to ring, with a sign "If you're afraid of big dogs, please ring the bell before entering".

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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2015, 05:28:39 PM »


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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2015, 06:38:36 AM »
due to our dogs we have a privacy fence inside a chain link fenced backyard.......a doggie door in the back door....and no BSL (breed specific legislation) in our area.
The Police Chief knows about them....we're all fine and good.
luckily we live in a conservative enough area that we're not burdened with paying for someone elses criminal stupidity.

they're fine when we're home.......but when we're gone, even people they let in often (when we're home), dare not attempt to come in.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2015, 02:21:55 PM »
If you have not heard of Topanga Canyon in So Cal, let me describe it as "Happy Hippy Haven 1970s".  So a friend of ours was fed up with the flood of weekend wannabe hippies camping all over his rural Topanga Canyon homestead (leaving everything behind that they brought), none discouraged by "No Trespassing" signs, or "Survivors Will Be Shot Again."  Faced with actual shotguns, the miscreants would simply smile and say "Dude, you gonna go to jail, you shoot me with that."  "Beware Of Dog" didn't faze anybody, and when he actually got some dogs they were poisoned.  What finally worked was one 2x2 rough plywood sign nailed crooked to a tree down by the road and marked with a black felt-tipped pen in scrawl:

"DOG!"

That is a good example of the medium being the message, taking care to present the communication effectively to the stoned and the illiterate.
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 02:47:39 PM »
"DOG!"
Topanga Canyon too!  Wow Dude, from Claremont  to Topanga. like far out, ya know?  Usta hang at Malibu more than occasionally.  Yes sir, keep the message short.  A three letter word was about the max attention span of some of those hazed sunshine cadets … way back in the day. 

Just “Dog”, that blows my mind man.  Totally far out Classanr. 
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Re: almost killed a man last night
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2015, 07:05:36 PM »
Yep was there once before Vietnam  and a bunch of times after I came back
Also spent a lot of weekends up at Deep Creek which is up above Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead
it is / was ahippie camp area with lots of skinny dipping
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