Domestic “guard dogs” put to the test by homeowners and dog trainer (video)

CBS Atlanta teamed up with some local dog owners and…

CBS Atlanta teamed up with some local dog owners and a professional dog trainer to see if burglars have much, if anything, to fear. The station enlisted the help of Jeff Schettler, who runs the Georgia K9 National Training Center.

Schettler dressed in a 40-pound protective suit and entered each dog owner’s home, simulating a burglary. And unfortunately for the dog owners, had Schettler been a real criminal, he would have made it out safely in every single attempt.

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“Even when they are in their own home, they can be a bit nervous,” he told the station. And even when they aren’t nervous, they might just be downright friendly. For example, Star, a 10-pound papillon mix, let Schettler cradle her in his arms and carry her outside the home.

The other guard dogs in the test included a 38-pound Brittany spaniel named Calico; a 29-pound English Staffordshire terrier (aka, pit bull) named Bindi; an 85-pound Rottweiler named Roxie; and Kevlar, a 100-pound German shepherd. If you guessed the pit bull would be the most ferocious, you’d be dead wrong.

Source: Eric Pfeiffer for Yahoo! News

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