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.
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.
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.
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.