Category: Working 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 »

Service Dogs Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans

Service Dog for PTSD Suffers

There are many war veterans who are, unfortunately, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service to the country. PTSD is a very serious mental health issue that can make it extremely difficult for those who suffer from it. They can have trouble going about their everyday lives, and in worst-case scenarios,… Read more »

Official Proof: Dogs are More Intelligent Compared to Cats

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For years, dog and cat owners have argued over which animal is more intelligent, each side making a case for their pet preference. Dog owners have claimed that dogs are smarter because they are able to learn from their owners and demonstrate their intelligence, while cat owners have argued that their independence and their ability… Read more »

Highlighting Dogs with a Great Sense of Smell

Dogs Sense of Smell

Most dogs have a good sense of smell but some breeds in particular have an incredible sense of smell. Specific breeds of dogs are often trained to be “working dogs” because they have an exceptional sense of smell that assists them in the field. Here’s a look at some of the dog breeds that are… 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 »

The Shy Puppy Myth

Myth:  A 6 week old puppy who is showing signs of shyness will outgrow that shyness as he gets older. Fact:  Probably not. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not normal for a puppy to be shy at 6-8 weeks of age.  It is something that – as a general rule – they will not… 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 »

Learn to Train Cadaver Dogs at Dog Trainer College

What does it take to turn regular, ordinary dogs into expert police investigators who can help with homicide or murder investigations? Cadaver dog training. Dogs have an excellent sense of smell, combined with their exceptional tracking and locating abilities, which makes them perfect for helping police investigate crime scenes and for finding missing persons. How… Read more »

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 »