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  • 13 Sep 2023

    Legal Responsibilities of Dog Owners in the UK

    As a dog owner in the UK, you will have a number of legal responsibilities. These laws are intended to ensure the safety and well-being of your dog, the general public, and other animals, so worth understanding at a basic level.

    Under the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, all…

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  • 8 Aug 2023

    Kongs for Enrichment – Protection Dogs Worldwide

    The Kong is perhaps one of the best ever designed dog toys, and something we would recommend all owners invest in. We have used Kongs extensively, and can personally attest to just how good they are. The basic Kong is a rubber chew toy made up of three increasingly small…

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  • 4 Jul 2023

    Preventing Obesity in Dogs

    Obesity is one of the most dangerous, yet common health conditions which afflict dogs in the UK. As in humans, it is commonly caused by an accumulated calorie surplus, as well as occasional hormonal imbalances. According to the British Royal Veterinary College, obese dogs have shortened life spans, reduced quality…

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  • 4 Jul 2023

    Can A Rescue Dog Be Used For Protection Work?

    In the UK, a number of Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been rescued by police forces and retrained as search dogs. As well as attracting significant media interest, many of these rescued dogs have been highly successful and shown that shelters can be viable places to source working dogs from. While…

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  • 26 Jun 2023

    American Bulldogs – Protection Dog

    The American Bulldog is a large, mastiff-type working breed with roots in the Deep South’s farms and ranches. The descendant of English Bulldogs bought to North America by Anglo immigrants, it was originally used for blood sports such as dogfighting and bull-baiting, as well as hunting feral pigs. Pigs were…

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  • 13 Jun 2023

    Can my Protection Dog Live With Other Animals?

    Many individuals or families approach us seeking a protection dog when they already own other pets. These have been as diverse as gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and cats. In such cases, one of their first questions is whether or not out protection dogs can live with other animals. While each…

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  • 24 May 2023

    Why Owners Should Muzzle Train Their Protection Dog

    Muzzle training is a fundamental responsibility for all dog owners. Put simply, it is the process of training your dog to willingly accept a muzzle which limits their ability to bite. There are a number of times when this may be necessary such as in certain public spaces, or when…

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  • 18 May 2023

    How Much Exercise Does a Protection Dog Need?

    How much exercise dogs need is a hotly contested subject, especially with working breeds. We are often asked how much exercise our dogs need, usually by prospective first-time owners, or individuals and families who have never had a working dog before. Speaking in very broad terms, our advice would be…

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  • 18 May 2023

    What Would a Dog’s Perfect Day Look Like?

    As lifelong dog lovers, we want the best for our four-legged friends. We hope to give them the happiest and healthiest lives possible, and view them in a similar light to human family members. An exercise we personally found helpful to focus how we treat our dogs is imagining what…

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  • 13 Apr 2023

    Rottweilers as Family Protection Dogs

    Rottweilers are one of the best known and most popular dog breeds used for guarding and protection work. Developed in Germany, its original roles were to drive cattle to markets and guard its owner and family. While historically more used for unsupervised guarding, Rottweilers are now enjoying somewhat of a…

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