Dogs are certainly the more commonly known security animal – and for good reason. Canines have a sense of loyalty and a pack mentality that makes them excellent guards for households and businesses. Here’s the reasons that cats simply don’t measure up.
Focus on Self Grooming
Cats spend hours a day bathing themselves with their own tongues. Unless the person breaking into your home happens to be covered in cat food, your cat will likely remain licking themselves until they fall asleep.
Cats are somewhat one of the lazier animals, who love to sleep all day – unless they’re catching mice. Even sudden loud noises are unlikely to startle them, or disrupt their daily stupor – they are more likely to remain in a passive position, dreaming away of food or saucers of milk.
Focus on Cuddling rather than Aggression
Cats love to cuddle – it’s one reason they are so great. They spend all day cuddling their humans, their toys, or other cats. It’s one reason we love them so much – but on a level of animal aggression that can be let loose on any burglar attempting to break into your home, they don’t offer too many benefits.
Lack of Obedience
Cats are quite independent. They don’t listen to orders, and are notoriously difficult to train. They simply don’t have masters – they are more of an anarchist species. However, a proper guard animal is fully obedient, and will attack or heel on a words notice. Guard dogs know exactly when to show aggression and when to pull back – from barking to attacking. However, it’s simply impossible to dictate to a cat what noises to make and what actions to do – they will do whatever they want, when they feel like it. Even if your cat tried to let you know that a burglar was in your house – which they most certainly wouldn’t – it would probably just sound like a typical meow, rather than the surprised or agitated sudden bark of a canine.