Americans are appalled to find that Donald Trump, a misogynistic, racist, narcissistic man was in the running to become the President of the United States. As of November 8, 2016, this man won Presidency over a more qualified woman, Hillary Clinton. Before Trump won elections he has influenced various impressionable people throughout the U.S. He has formed white supremacy groups, inspired bullying against people of color, and encouraged hate crimes against LGBT communities.
Because of this, there are civilians who are not only scared to leave their homes but are afraid of Trump supporters trespassing in attempt to create violent hate acts. Americans fear the rise of racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, and every other form of discrimination erupting across the nation. They question how they can stay safe from such a high volume of hatred.
Many have considered having security dogs for protection but have little to no knowledge towards what type of dog is best suited for safety. According to the American Kennel Club, an organization that advocates dogs’ well-being and protect canine rights, some of the best guard dogs include (not in this order):
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- German Shepherd: Known to be “Smart, confident, and courageous”
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From the list above, I grew up having a German Shepherd, named Robby, and he was with my family for about 15 years. Robby was a great companion and a loyal dog. I can reassure you the characteristics of a German Shepherd qualify for a courageous guard dog that will not only enhance your levels of joy, but also improve your safety at home.
Visit your local animal shelter to adopt a security dog to get Trump supporters off your lawn! However, remember that Trump supporters don’t all carry the same negative traits; so let’s keep an open mind for the next four years. On the bright side, once you find your new companion at least your home will be protected from any future intruders.