Most people keep dogs in their homes for their protection ability. This is because dogs are naturally wired to protect their master’s homes and families. Although protection is a natural instinct in dogs, training is needed to enable the dog to make the best use of its capabilities.
If you would like to take your dog for protection training, it is important to be cautious if you have children in the house. This is because the dog may be trained to be protective while at the same time it may make the dog to be dangerous to the children.
While training is taking place, the dog is supposed to be relaxed so that the training can go on without any problems. You should therefore make sure that when the dog is going for training, it is comfortable, and it is not anxious. This will reduce the stress of the dog ensuring that the dog has trouble free training. The dog trainer should also try and ensure that the dog is relaxed so that it can learn new skills in protecting its master.
Dogs Suitable for Protection Training
In as much as you would like to take your dog for protection training, it is important to know that not all breeds are suitable for the training. Some of the breeds that can be trained for protection are German shepherd, Doberman, Rottweiler, Boxer, Bulldog, Pitbull and Belgian Malinois to name a few. Some mixed breeds and other breeds can also be trained since they are good for providing protection.
Before you take your dog for protection training, you should make sure that the dog is suitable. In case you are not sure, please contact one of our professional trainer to a free evaluation.
A protection dog should be treated just like other dogs. It should be friendly to people and should also be socialized. This will ensure that the dog is confident and it does not act on fear. Fearful dogs may even bite a harmless person.
The basis for dog protection training is to ensure it is obedient and protective to the master. This means that the first step of the training is to teach the dog on the basic obedience skills so that it can obey the master. It should know how to carry out simple commands such as sit, stop and no. We offer French Ring protection training, Schutzhund protection training and personal executive dog protection training.
The next step of the training is to socialize the dog so that it can know the family members and visitors. It should also be exposed to the normal noises in the house such as vacuum and traffic noises. Allow the dog to see you at different times and situations so that it does not confuse you with someone else.
Reinforce the behavior of the dog by rewards if it barks at strangers. This part of dog protection training will allow the dog to differentiate the strangers from the family members and people it is familiar with from the socialization stage.
The dog should be trained on the home boundaries which it is supposed to protect. You can do this by showing the dog the boundaries it should protect so that it does not attack people outside the homestead.
The other part of the training is to teach the dog not to accept food from strangers or people outside the home. This will reduce the chances of the dog being fed by the burglars to distract it.
For the best results, it is important to use the services of a canine trainer for dog protection training. It can be trained on all of the above parts including how to bite or attach a stranger. This will ensure that you have full protection for your family and homestead by your best friend.
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