Category: Protection Dogs

The Best Dog Breeds That Are Commonly Used for Protection

German Shephard Protection Dog

If you are looking for the right dog to protect you, your family, or be used for protection, keep in mind that some dogs were naturally born as great guard dogs. More protective dogs have a stronger sense of loyalty and are usually very observant and well-behaved. If you’re looking for a security dog, typically,… Read more »

Major Bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog

There is probably more variety among the various bloodlines of the German Shepherd Dog than any other breed.  There are obvious differences in body structure and aesthetics.  But the largest difference is the temperament.  Some will disagree with the following statements and that’s ok.  The article is an attempt to give insight for those who… Read more »

Purchasing Older Pups as Working Dogs

This article is not for folks who want/have a pet puppy.  Rather, it is directed towards those wanting a future working dog.  If that’s you, read on and save yourself some money, time, and frustration. Many people short-circuit their working dog goals before they ever get their new pup home.  Why?  They purchased a young… Read more »

Passive Bites for the Police K9

Your number is called on the radio for backup at the city park.  Upon arrival you meet with a fellow officer and discuss his suspicions. You find a suspect seated with his head in arms on a picnic table.  You notice a bottle of whiskey open and laying on its side, with the contents gone. … Read more »

Dumb Comments about Protection Dogs

In our years of dog training experience, we’ve heard a lot of questions and comments about training and dogs in general.  Some of it is outright laughable and at other times it can be frustrating.  Here are a few. “My protection dog needs to be black/red.”  Yes, admittedly, there are color preferences among dog owners… Read more »

Top Traits of a Good Protection Dog

There are more and more people turning to dogs for protection these days. Whether it’s because they own a large home or have children that they want to protect, protection dogs can provide their owners with the sense of safety and security they need. From German shepherds and Rottweilers to Japanese Akitas and Tibetan mastiffs,… Read more »

What Goes Into Training a Protection Dog?

Protection Dog

Training a protection dog may seem, at first glance, to be similar in approach as training a police or even a hunting dog. The truth is, though, that the training involved with these different dog specialties are very different concepts. A successful canine protection dog trainer ensures that their canine counterparts trust their owners and… Read more »