Category: Security Dogs

Competition Dogs versus Protection Dogs

A common question we hear is…what is the difference between a competition dog/trainer and a real-world protection dog/trainer?  We’ll try – in the short span of this brief article –to answer the highlights. First, competition work is very structured and predictable.  The decoy must make the same movements in order to be fair to all… Read more »

Train Protection Dogs with Our Training Course

Protection dogs are some of the most important jobs which dogs can perform.  They not only provide companionship to people but also warn people around them when something dangerous is going on.  Some are trained to also prevent an attack from materializing. If you’ve ever wondered how these dogs learn all their skills, it’s all… Read more »

A Protection Dog is an Investment

Most items that are high dollar are considered investments.  This could include a house, car, boat, education, etc.  The same can be said of protection dogs.  Now, these dogs need not cost what most of the above items would (however there are some sellers out there charging astronomical prices). A personal protection dog is an… Read more »

Selecting a Police K9

Correct selection of a K9 is a major component of the successful K9 team.  Many departments end up running inferior K9 units because they fail in this very important part of the program.  Choosing the wrong dog will cause the department to continually “spin their wheels.” First, firmly establish your goals for the K9 unit/team. … Read more »

Patrol dog won’t engage the suspect

So you’ve got a patrol dog that won’t engage a decoy/suspect?  Man, is that ever frustrating!  What’s up? A dog’s failure to engage a suspect can cause an unsafe environment for the officers at the scene.  Furthermore, the handler then becomes so engrossed with the dog’s poor performance that he loses focus on what else… Read more »

When Does Protection Training Begin?

You want a protection dog, right?  So when should training begin:  8 weeks, 8 months or ???  It’s a common question. Simply, training should begin before the pup is even born.  Yes, I know, a trick answer.  But truly, if you want a solid protector, your dog’s parents should have the character traits you desire… Read more »

Problem Solving

Just like in any other unit in law enforcement, problems can arise with K9 teams.  It could be the dog or the handler, or even an ignorant, bull-headed, anti-K9 Chief or Sheriff.  Let’s look at some problems, particularly that may show up in the dog’s behavior. One of the common areas of need in many… Read more »

Security Dog Misconceptions

A professionally trained security dog is a cost-effective and invaluable addition to a security team.  With the canine’s scenting ability, formidable reputation as a defender, agility, and his willingness to work with mankind, a security dog is an asset.  Many pay for themselves.  Today’s criminals are becoming more intelligent and more malicious than in the… Read more »

Training Protection Puppies

Before you continue with this article it is recommended you read our article entitled, “Protection Puppy Training”. We are taking for granted that you have a puppy who is genetically capable of doing the work you desire and that the pup is being properly socialized to many different kinds of stimuli and situations (see our article… Read more »