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4 Types of Working Dogs

Types of Working Dogs

While dogs are known to be our beloved household companions, some dogs are also known to be incredibly hard workers in the professional world. Working dogs take their jobs very seriously to help others, and their work doesn’t go unrecognized. Let’s look at four different types of working dogs that you may commonly find in… 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 »

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 »

Meet Jedi: This Service Dog’s Heroic Story is Going Viral

Service dogs can play a number of roles in someone’s life, including helping someone with a disease like diabetes. So when one young boy’s diabetes posed a threat to his health, his dog came to the rescue and the story is now going viral. Luke Nutall is a 7-year-old boy living with type 1 diabetes,… Read more »

Four Realistic Thoughts about Protection Dogs

Let’s take a realistic look at owning and/or handling a personal protection dog.  Your expectations for this kind of dog should be different than the expectations you have for a pet dog.  If you can’t get past this thought pattern, you will need to hit the re-set button in your mind.  Pets and working dogs… 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 »

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 »

German Standard of the GSD

Please bear in mind that this is a German Standard of the GSD (German Shepherd Dog).  It differs somewhat from the American Kennel Club standard. The SV (German registry) standard was originally created in 1899 based upon proposals made by A. Meyer and Max von Stephanitz, the “father” of the German Shepherd Dog. It is… Read more »

Max v Stephanitz quotes

Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (December 30, 1864 – April 22, 1936) is credited for the development of the German Shepherd Dog. He was once a Captain in the German Cavalry. It was in the 1890’s that he was able to devote his time and talents to developing the “shepherd dog.” On April 22, 1899… Read more »

Working prospect or companion puppy?

Occasionally the question arises, “What is the difference between a working dog prospect pup and a family companion pup?”  This is a very fair question indeed.  The answer is very more detailed than a simple article will allow, yet the following is a brief attempt to answer the question. Both working prospect and family companion… Read more »