So You Want To Own A Wolf-Hybrid??
Question: Do you take home buyers into a home for sale with lose dogs in the property and the owner isn't present?
Answer: NO! The liability is very high and real estate agents/brokers must always consider risk.
Then expect your insurance rates to go UP!
Inspired by Kristin Hamilton in her thoughtful article, Insurance Companies Not Issuing Policies based on Dog Breed you Own
GEEZ! What did you expect??
You can take the dog out of the wild, but you can take the wild out of the wolf.
Why do so many folks believe that dogs think "just like humans"???
I love dogs and in the past have bred/shown German Shepherds, owned and hunted with Beagles. My children have owned pet rabbits, cats, dogs, hamsters, etc. However, I live in the real world and when that large dog starts to circle the guy reading the electric meter with his hackles up, I know that the dog needs to be removed. Better yet, if you are expecting strangers on your property, pen the dog.
THAT ALSO MEANS REAL ESTATE AGENTS SHOWING YOUR HOME FOR SALE!!
Just so you know - I do not take home buyers into or on properties where there are loose dogs. There isn't enough liability insurance available for potential damages.
Last week I previewed a home for sale in Loudoun County. The owner had their dog penned in the MASTER BATHROOM. The barking never ended the entire time I was in the house. Did the owner/seller seriously believe that a person would buy a $700,000 range home without seeing the MASTER BATHROOM?? Good grief! The basement was finished and there was a bathroom there. Why not pen the dog in the basement bath?? Who knows??
Put yourself in the dog's foot pads.
Dog lives in house.
Dog senses stranger entering house where dog lives.
Dog barks loudly and incessantly.
Dog takes stand in the foyer.
Stranger continues into house.
DOG BITES STRANGER!!
Hey folks. Don't blame the dog. The dog is JUST DOING HIS JOB!!
"I'd love to see the inside Honey, but that bark sounds like it's coming from a large dog.
I'm not taking the children in. The agent didn't say there was a dog"