Sunday, February 1, 2015

Burglar Alarm

When responding to a burglar alarm at a residence, on concern is that the owner may have a dog on the premises.  The first thing to check is to stop and listen before you enter the yard.  Most dogs will bark at the burglar, or at you.

Look for a beware of dog sign.  Look for dog poop and for dog toys.  Dog runs and other evidence that there is a dog on site.  If there is a bad dog in the yard, don't go in the yard unless you have compelling reasons to go in the yard.  Most burglars don't want to confront dogs.

Many dogs will allow you into the yard of you just talk softly to them.  Let them smell the back of your hand.  Don't get excited or show fear.  Usually these are house pets and not trained killers.  If there is a dog that you can't safety deal with, just check the front of the house; that's what the SGT Says.

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