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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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  • 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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  • 24 Apr 2023

    Training Our Protection Dogs

    At Protection Dogs Worldwide, we are proud to be at the cutting edge of what we do. We select, train, and place world-leading working dogs with individuals and families requiring a higher level of security assurance. In an uncertain and volatile world, ordinary citizens are increasingly looking for novel ways…

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  • 21 Feb 2023

    Using Your Dog’s Scent

    Scent is a dog’s strongest sense. Dogs process the world around them through their noses similarly to how humans use their eyes, but this is seldom understood and properly engaged by the majority of owners. Allowing your dog to use its scent more is one of the easiest way you…

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  • 6 Dec 2022

    Enrichment for protection dogs

    Enrichment is a loose term for activities which allow animals to perform natural behaviours. This is particularly important for overall welfare, and sadly overlooked by many dog owners. Merely meeting a dog’s physical needs such as providing them with shelter, food and water, and veterinary care when needed is not…

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  • 2 Dec 2022

    Livestock Guardians

    Livestock guardians are a broad group of dogs who evolved and were developed to protect flocks of domestic animals from large predators, especially sheep and goats. They originated in the Middle East, but are now found across the world. Well known livestock guardians include the Great Pyrenees, Tibetan Mastiff, and…

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  • 28 Nov 2022

    What to Look For in a Dog Trainer

    The dog training industry is rapidly expanding, but almost totally unregulated. Functionally, there are no barriers to entry and anybody can claim to be a “dog trainer” without being appropriately qualified or vetted. Bad trainers often reinforce old behavioural problems while creating new ones which are particularly hard for owners…

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  • 24 Nov 2022

    Do I need to train my dog?

    As working dog handlers, we often take the need to train our dogs for granted. The same cannot be said about many pet owners, though. We have found too many owners are of the belief that they themselves do not need to train their own dog, and can instead rely…

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