In a survey given to prisoners, almost one third reported that the best deterrent to theft is a dog. In this video a thief is driven away by a dog, but it’s not a large attack dog; instead, it’s an extremely small pup.
According to the survey, the second largest item keeping burglars away are nosy neighbors. “Nosy neighbors may be a pain when you are at home, but when you are away they can be protection,” said a prisoner currently serving a 10-year sentence.
While home security is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, a dog can be a much more efficient deterrent to intruders. Who knew even little dogs could make your house safer? Watch the video below to see a tiny dog scare off a home invader.