We need to talk a minute about dogs and guns.
Legally, no guns are allowed on medical cannabis cultivation sites. This has not changed with all the hoops you're being asked to jump through. It will probably not change when the plant goes legal. With new health and safety regulations - as well as the upcoming county ordinance - dogs also are not allowed around the plants.
The noise and threat does nothing to calm the nerves of your neighbors. Whether you're flying under the legalization radar through 2016 or currently running an above-board garden, please be respectful - Respect for your immediate neighbor and respect for your fellow cannabis brothers and sisters who have to deal with the aftermath of the poor choices of a few. There are other security options. Please roll up your sleeves and do some investigation.
As leaders in your community, please help your buddies understand that there are criminal and civil penalties with significant $$$,$$$ consequences.