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Training Your New Puppy Protection Dog

We often receive enquiries to train client owned dogs or to be precise puppies. Although commencing ones training as soon as possible is commendable you need to understand the limitations of your puppy and that it really isn’t possible to have a 12 month old fully trained protection dog. In this blog I address

1) What to consider prior to buying a puppy,
2) What training you should be undertaking at home,
3) Importance of socialization and desensitization,
4) Interacting with your puppy, essential to future learning.

1; what to consider when buying a puppy: When choosing a puppy with an aim to train in personnel protection you have a number of key elements to consider.
Always do your homework and buy from a trusted source, look at the health and wellbeing of not only the pups but also that of their adult dogs. Ask to see the mother and if possible the father or ancestors, observe their mannerisms and how they interact with you. The puppies should be confident and engaging, avoid those that are overly shy or nervous. Ask the breeder what they have done or plan to do during the first 8 weeks prepare them for life outside of their litter.
Genetics play a huge part in your puppy’s potential; if they are genetically predisposed to protection work then it increases your chances of being successful with your training. Remember; just because you have bought a Doberman / German shepherd / etc. it doesn’t automatically mean you have bought a protection dog or indeed a dog with the capability to train in protection. Always look into the ancestry of your potential puppy, is there evidence which supports the working potential of the dogs or are they from a line of show dogs which look the part? Unfortunately for novice owners the genetics can be a mine field, experience and knowledge greatly increase your chances of picking a successful puppy and even with all of the above taken into consideration it still doesn’t give you any guarantees. It is however always advisable to keep to the traditional breeds that have been bred over generations to work within the personnel protection sector.

2; what training you should be undertaking at home? Don’t wait for tomorrow start immediately; you don’t have to do anything that you wouldn’t do with any normal pet dog. Train your positions, house manners, recall, etc. A strong bond with your dog is essential as too is their willingness to interact freely with others. Keep the training positive and reward based, remember your role is to teach the pup what is desired and indeed what is inappropriate.

3; Importance of socialization and desensitization: Going back to the pups first 8 weeks of life I would hope that the breeder has exposed the litter to many different stimuli which helps them with future life. The exposure doesn’t end at week 8 however; it is now your job to continue to positive experiences. Take the pup to busy areas, meet horses, buses, exposure to sounds such as firework noises, gunshot etc. All sounds are best undertaken using a controlled environment where you can increase / decrease noise levels. Give the pup different experiences in a play environment, an open umbrella, tunnel, and bottle filled with stones can all make interesting stimuli for the pup. Your goal in this part of your training is to develop a confident pup that can perform no matter what is put in front of them.

4; Interacting with your puppy, essential to future learning: Outside of the pups teething period you should encourage it to engage in a simple game of tug, this is the basic foundation for any pup which aspires to be a protection dog. Keep the sessions short and fun, let the pup win as this will help build its confidence. Once the pup is confident and understands the principles of the game its drive will build sufficiently to allow it to engage with others, when he reaches this stage you are ready to introduce a helper / decoy, now the real work begins.
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Why You Need A Protection Dog In 2017

No matter how much of a cliché this saying may sound, the fact of the matter is that many people are thinking “new year, new me” throughout the early parts of January. Whether it’s a determination to give up alcohol or to start exercising a bit more, many of us will have our own resolutions in an attempt to improve our lifestyles.

One such resolution might be to improve your personal security, to ensure you are kept safe throughout the rest of the year. This means that now is the best time for you to start thinking about getting yourself a protection dog, and we’re here at Protection Dogs Worldwide to run you through why you might need one in 2017…

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Here Are 3 Big Facts About The Belgian Malinois

Here at Protection Dogs Worldwide, we offer the widest range of protection dogs available in the UK and remain confident that we have a little something for everyone. However, such a variety of canines also provides customers with a choice between different breeds, personalities and traits, which can make it a little tricky when deciding on the right dog for you.

Of course, your decision should be based on your own personal preferences and specific requirements, and therefore it’s important that you have a deep understanding of what each breed can offer you. That’s why we’re here to run you through some key information on all of the canines that we can provide, and today we’re going to give you 3 important facts about the Belgian Malinois.

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The Incredible Timeline of the Great Dane

In one of our previous blog posts, we’ve already looked at what makes the Great Dane such an incredible breed of protection dog. From its sheer strength and height to its brave, and yet gentle, nature- the Great Dane is a remarkable animal that would make a fine addition to any home. Our Great Danes are a shining example of how a protection dog can help to keep you safe, and how they are so much more effective than any other form of security.

Here at Protection Dogs, we provide the widest range of trained canines available in the UK, and therefore you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit spoilt for choice. With so many great dogs ready to keep you safe, we understand that deciding which one to go for is bound to be a tough choice.

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Why You Need A Protection Dog This Christmas

It’s that time of year again. We should all prepare ourselves for a month of eating too many mince pies, opening up our advent calendars and listening to Slade scream down the airwaves- because Christmas is well and truly right around the corner. With the dropping temperatures and the whole world going crazy over a John Lewis advert, time is running out for you to head out to find that perfect gift for someone special.

A protection dog is something that certainly isn’t just for Christmas, but one of our canines would certainly make a great gift this year. You can forget all about buying jewellery, chocolates and other material possessions, because a protection dog is just what your family would like to see waiting at the foot of the tree.

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The Top 3 Heroic Dog Stories

It’s no secret that the purchase of a well-trained protection dog is a sure-fire way of improving your safety and security. You’ll find that no other security measure is able to come close to the high standards set by any of our canines, as they provide you with an unbelievable of loyalty and dedication. All of our dogs have undergone thorough training to ensure that they are totally obedient to your commands, and they also integrate themselves as part of the family.

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Things You Never Knew About American Bulldogs

When it comes to picking out the right protection dog, you might just find yourself struggling with a bit of indecisiveness. Here at Protection Dogs Worldwide, we provide the widest range of protection dog breeds available in the UK, and you’d be forgiven for hesitating a little when it’s time for you to make a choice.

So how do you know which breed to go for? Well, fortunately we’re here to give you a brief rundown on all of the canines that we are able to provide, so that you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision. Today, we’re going to tell you all the things you never knew about American Bulldogs.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Giant Schnauzer

One of the best things about purchasing a protection dog is the wide choice of breeds available to you. From German Shepherds to Great Danes, here at Protection Dogs Worldwide we offer the widest range of protection dog breeds available in the UK, meaning that we are always capable of providing a customer with what they need from a canine.

Our range of dogs is so vast, that you might just find that you’re wrestling with a bit of indecision. All of our breeds are efficient protection dogs, and have their own personalities and traits- which causes you to hesitate as you aren’t quite sure which is the right one for you. Well, fortunately we’re here to give you a rundown on all the important info you need on our breeds, and today we’re going to tell you all about the Giant Schnauzer.

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Protection Dogs Versus Sport Dogs

We all know that a well-trained protection dog is the best form of defence when it comes to staving off any potential threats. You can go ahead and spend a fortune on CCTV cameras or intricate alarm systems- but the fact is that you just won’t be able to find anything as effective as one of our canines. A protection dog provides you with 24 hour security, as well as a friendly companion that dedicates itself to keeping you safe.

In order to provide our customers with such high quality canines, we make sure that we only train breeds that are strong, intelligent and dedicated enough to do the job. This ensures that we are offering the very best protection dogs available, and that our customers always go home happy. Therefore, it’s very surprising that so many people get them confused with sport dogs, as these are two very different things.

Well, we’re here at Protection Dogs Worldwide to run you through some of the big differences between a sport dog and a protection dog, so that you can be sure that you’re spending your money wisely.

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We’re Here To Bust Some Common Protection Dog Myths

First of all, let’s get one thing straight- protection dogs are the best form of security that money can buy. No matter whether you spend a fortune on CCTV cameras or spend hours trying to set up your intricate alarm system, there’s simply no way that you are able find another security system that comes close to comparing with a well-trained canine.

A protection dog is not only providing you with a source of mobile, alert protection 24 hours a day, but will also become a big part of the family. The old expression tells us that “dog is a man’s best friend”, and this is never more true than with a protection dog.

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The History of the Cane Corso

The Cane Corso is a fantastic breed of protection dog, which uses its power and strength to ensure that you are kept safe. These dogs need an owner that knows what they’re doing, as they require a great deal of care and attention- however the rewards for your hard work are unrivalled. A Cane Corso is an incredibly loyal dog that dedicates itself towards improving your security, and they are known for taking their job incredibly seriously.

This magnificent breed of dog comes along with a fascinating history that only serves to reinforce the fact that they are excellent protection dogs. We’re here at Protection Dogs to run you through a brief history of the Cane Corso, so that you know the story behind your purchase.

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5 Things You Should Know About Great Danes

It’s time to stop looking through websites offering ineffective CCTV cameras and alarm systems, and instead get yourself looking for a well-trained protection dog. If you’re serious about keeping yourself protected and secure, then purchasing one of our canines really is the only way for you to go. A protection dog offers you a level of security that just can’t be matched, as they dedicate themselves to keeping you safe.

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Why Andy Carroll Was Right To Buy Protection Dogs

Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few days, you’ll have been hearing all about Andy Carroll’s recent escape from a couple of armed robbers. What has only recently come to light, however, is the fact that the famous footballer purchased a couple of trained protection dogs a few months before the attack took place, clearly signalling that Carroll was already fearful for his family’s safety.

If you aren’t familiar with the news story, we’ll give you a quick rundown. Basically, Carroll was on his way back from training with his club, West Ham United, when he was deliberately targeted by at least two robbers on motorbikes. The attackers threatened for his watch, which is worth £28,000, at gunpoint- before Carroll was able to put his foot down and speed away to safety.

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The Difference Between Protection Dogs and Guard Dogs

Throughout the world of dog training, there is one very common misconception: that protection dogs are exactly the same as guard dogs. Many people fail to see the differences between a well-trained protection dog and a guard dog, and this can actually lead to some people buying a dog that isn’t right for their requirements. It’s incredibly important to realise that protection dogs are trained, raised and ultimately act completely differently to guard dogs.

But what are the main differences? Which one is better? Well, fortunately we’re here at Protection Dogs Worldwide to take you through some of the main differences between the two types of dog.

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Everything You Need To Know About Cane Corso’s

When it comes to choosing the right protection dog, you might just find that you’re stood scratching your head -as you simply cannot decide on which is the dog for you. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the size and the breed of the dog, as well as having certain requirements for the god to fulfil. All dog breeds have different personalities and traits, meaning that you need to make sure you’re clued up on them before you go ahead and bring one home.

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5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About German Shepherds

When you decide to buy a protection dog, you are deciding to buy much more than just an upgrade to your current security system. Of course, a well-trained dog will prove much more effective in keeping you safe when compared to other types of security, but they are also much more than that. A protection dog is also a companion that comes with a lot of responsibility- therefore, it’s incredibly important that you make the right choice when picking one out.

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Why A Protection Dog Is The Best Form Of Security

There are few things in life that are as important as your own protection. You might be busy scouring the internet looking at CCTV cameras, intricate alarm systems and any other measures of personal or home security you can think of- as you dream of improving your own safety. However, none of these security measures comes close to the effectiveness of a protection dog, as a well-trained canine provides a level of defence that just can’t be matched.

Here at Protection Dogs, we have a wide range of well-trained breeds available to improve your security and to ultimately deter any potential threats. We’re here to give you some big reasons as to why they are so much more effective than any other security measures out there, and why- if you’re serious about improving your safety- a protection dog is the way to go.

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The Top Breeds of Protection Dog

A properly trained protection dog offers you a level of personal safety that other security measures simply cannot match. The vast range of efficient protection dog breeds is so vast, that every single one of us is able to find the canine that is perfect for us and for our requirements. All of our dogs are professionally trained to a high standard, making sure that they keep you safe and also become part of the family.

But when it comes to choosing your protection dog, you might just find that the wealth of options available to you is a little overwhelming. After all, each and every one of our dogs is capable of keeping you safe, so how do you know which breed is right for you?

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Everything You Need To Know About Doberman Pinschers

When it comes to your own safety and the security of your home, there are very few things in life that come close to being so important. It’s no secret that a well-trained protection dog offers you a certain standard of security that other measures just cannot match. Your CCTV camera, the remote controlled gate, your double glazed windows- these are all things that can be bypassed by a potential threat. With a protection dog, you are ensuring your own safety 24/7, while simultaneously giving yourself a loving companion.

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The Benefits Of Owning A Protection Dog

When it comes to the safety of your family and your property, you’ll find that there is nothing more important in this world. Having a dog isn’t always just about having a pet to play fetch with or to cuddle up to at night, because the purchase of a well-trained protection dog can add an extra dimension to your security, allowing you to sleep that little bit easier at night.

No matter which of our breeds you go for, our dogs improve the safety of their owners and also serve as a companion and loyal friend. Here at Protection Dogs, we’re going to run through some of the key benefits of owning one of our dogs, and show exactly how they can have a positive impact on your everyday life.

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