Category: Security Dogs

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 »

K9s are an Integral Part of a Holistic Security Strategy

Security Dogs A professionally trained security dog can be a priceless addition to a security team.  With the canine’s scenting ability, formidable reputation as a defender, his agility, and his willingness to work with mankind, a security dog is a tremendous asset.  Today’s criminals are more prepared, more intelligent, and more malicious than in the… Read more »

Top Qualities of a Security Dog

Security Dog Sitting by Dog Trainer

With their heightened senses of smell and hearing, security dogs are reliable assets to any team of security personnel. From working closely with these dogs, we have observed some common qualities that our security pups display, making them perfect for the industry. It takes a certain type of dog to make it in the world… 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 »

A Word about K9 Certification

Annual or semi-annual certifications for Police K9 teams are a big deal.  Certification is a testing of the team’s skills and should be conducted by an independent tester/organization.  Let’s look at a few thoughts about certification. First, many departments are of the opinion that certifications must be conducted by a national agency but this is… Read more »

Importance of Exercise for Trained Dogs

Exercising Your Dog

If you have a dog that is being trained to become a police dog, a security dog, or another type of dog that will play an important role, you might think that you need to limit the amount of exercise it gets on a regular basis. After all, your dog is going to be spending… 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 »

Excellence Travels Down the Leash

Listen.  Every working dog handler is tempted to settle for mediocre.  It takes effort to excel.  To have a solid, reliable, confident team, handlers and trainers must invest time, energy, and effort.  If you are satisfied with average, your dog will be also.  If you demand excellence, lead towards excellence, and train with excellence, your… Read more »

Confidence is a Necessity in Protection Dogs

One of the prerequisites of a personal protection dog is confidence.  If/when this dog’s services are needed, it will be during an extremely stressful situation.  Personal assaults and home intrusions are very stressful indeed; for the victim, the aggressor, and the dog.  If dogs are to be successful in preventing or averting these types of… Read more »

Responsible Protection Dog Ownership

          One of the reasons why some breeds (such as pitbulls) or some dogs with trained skills (such as a personal protection dog) are given a bad rap is because of owners who do not use their God-given intellect or who flourish on impressing others.           A personal protection dog is a great asset and… Read more »