I’m not sure the newspaper industry is the best place to seek business advice during these difficult times, but then, they certainly have an amount of experience that is relevant to what NB is seeking to do with his Virtual Canine Protective Service:
Studies show that burglars avoid homes with large dogs such as Doberman, Rottweiler or German Shepard. But large dogs are expensive to buy, to maintain (food and veterinary care), and are time-consuming (walking, grooming). This hardest hits working families with lower incomes, who often live in crime-ridden areas.
It occurs to me that a homeowner doesn’t actually need a dog to deter burglars. All that matters is that the burglar believes the homeowner has a large dog….