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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

    Getting A Cane Corso – Protection Dogs Worldwide

    Cane Corsos are one of our favourite breeds for family protection work. When well-bred, they offer everything we look for in a working dog. At its best, the Cane Corso is highly intelligent, trainable, affectionate, courageous, and protective. It is a formidable guardian that is equally comfortable as a family…

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  • 13 Jul 2023

    Hypoallergenic Dogs – Family Protection Dogs

    Despite their popularity, dogs may cause allergic reactions in a number of humans. While this allergy’s exact triggers are still being researched, likely key allergens are proteins found in dogs’ saliva, dander, or even urine. Dander, or the material dogs shed from their bodies along with fur, is the most…

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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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  • 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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  • 8 May 2023

    Outdoor Activities for Dogs

    While certainly man’s best friend and often very comfortable in the family home, dogs thrive when given proper access to outdoor settings. As a relatively young descendant of the Grey Wolf, dogs as we know them evolved to live and work outside. While dogs do not need to spend all…

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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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  • 12 Apr 2023

    Why are Herding Breeds Often Used for Protection Work?

    A number of the most popular breeds used for protection and guarding work have roots in herding and shepherding. These include German, Belgian, and Dutch Shepherds, the Rottweiler, Giant Schnauzer, and livestock guardians such as the Turkish Kangal. Many of the…

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  • 12 Dec 2022

    Why do Protection Dogs Need Regular Training?

    Dogs are recognised as being one of the most intelligent animals. Their working potential clearly demonstrates this as dogs have been used to herd livestock, guard people, hunt, and even support the disabled with daily tasks for thousands of years. Not dissimilarly to humans, dogs can become bored quickly unless…

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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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