Guard dogs crisis

There are now many security companies registered in Kenya. Some of the big companies with guard dog services are very professional and they look after their dogs well. Others unfortunately do not.

A new guard dog company had acquired this gsd, he was very sick and old

A new guard dog company had acquired this gsd, he was very sick and old

Our biggest problem is with the small companies that set up and then their clients feel they would like a guard with a dog. So they acquire some dogs but have no idea about feeding, kenneling or how to train and handle the dogs. Sometimes they are locked in small kennels, sometimes tied to a tree and often only fed on posho.

Terrifed dog in small dark filthy kennel with sour posho

Terrifed dog in small dark filthy kennel with sour posho

Recently Inspector Fred removed two such dogs from the Industrial Area because of their living conditions. One of the dogs is so frightened that he is certainly a waste of anybody’s money if he is meant to scare away thieves. So if anybody wants to hire a guard with a dog, we would strongly recommend you visit the company’s kennels first before signing a contract.

This poor dog is supposed to frighten thieves

This poor dog is supposed to frighten thieves

We are trying to spend time with the poor black dog to make him more confident. He will not be going back to be a guard dog.

How much to hire this dog

How much to hire this dog

3 replies
  1. Brad
    Brad says:

    4. And what is also sad is that many “dog breeders” promote and perpetuate this notion instead of disabusing their clientele thereof :/

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  2. Brad
    Brad says:

    1. It is not only security guard companies and their so-called “guard dogs.”

    2. Unless and until many residents – expats and locals alike – disabuse themselves of the belief that “guard dogs” are supposed to be large, ferocious, and of certain specific breeds (“Boerbol,” “Germany shephard,” “Rotiwala,” etc) and are to be caged during daylight hours to make them more-aggressive, the breeding and abuse of dogs such as those pictured will NEVER end.

    3. At one of the Shaggy Dog Shows, I witnessed a woman declaring that she wanted a magnificent Rhodesian Ridgeback that was up for adoption because she needed a “guard dog” and then turned to a gaggle of us bystanders to ask “What breed is it?”

    4. I have also “met” someone on FB who feels s/he need two kinds of dogs – s/he already has a guard dog that is caged up by day, and a pet dog for her/his toddlers to cuddle and “bond with.” Why the bonding cannot occur with the “guard dog” is utterly beyond my ability to comprehend.

    Edward (“Brad”) Rodriguez

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  3. George
    George says:

    We do it all for the shake of positive margins in the budget pie! Unfortunately the only beneficial from that pie is the same that let the dogs untrained, unfed and living in horrible conditions! You can’t have the pie full and the dogs fed!

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