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  • 10 Jan 2024

    Keeping your dog healthy during winter

    During winter, it is particularly important that owners closely monitor and ensure that their pet or working dogs stay healthy and safe. Dogs are far more sensitive to temperature changes than humans, and can quickly begin suffering the effects of hypothermia or hyperthermia. While it is well-known how dangerous summertime…

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  • 31 Dec 2023

    Why is the German Shepherd such a popular breed for protection work?

    Of all the breeds which are used for protection and guarding work, the German Shepherd stands out as being one of the most popular and successful. Commonly found in military and police working dog units around the world as well as with civilian handlers and in private homes, it is…

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  • 24 Dec 2023

    How Protection Dogs Improve Home Security

    With rising crime rates and ever under resourced and overstretched police forces, home security solutions are becoming increasingly popular as private individuals feel the need to step up and protect themselves and their families. Protection dogs are an excellent way to improve home security, and have proven to be highly…

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  • 14 Dec 2023

    Do I Need Dog Insurance?

    First time dog owners often wonder whether or not they should take out pet insurance. While generally not a legal requirement, we would always recommend owners insure their dogs. The relatively small cost of monthly premiums far outweighs the amounts which can be incurred by emergency veterinary treatment, or compensation…

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  • 2 Dec 2023

    Can a Protection Dog live with Other Pets?

    We are commonly asked by potential clients if the dogs we train can share a home with other pets. While this varies between individual dogs, we have generally found it to be possible and little cause for concern. If personalities do not clash and introductions are carefully managed, there is…

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  • 24 Nov 2023

    Welcoming a New Dog into Your Home

    Welcoming a new dog into your home can be one of life’s most exciting experiences. Dogs make fantastic pets and working animals, but given their intelligence and sensitivity, moving them into a new home should be carefully planned and managed to make the process as easy as possible for them.

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  • 10 Nov 2023

    Engaging your dog’s scent

    Scent is any dog’s most powerful sense. Dogs perceive and process the world around them primarily through their noses much in the same way that humans do with their eyes. Dogs can smell far more strongly and discerningly than humans, and it is imperative that all owners allow their pets…

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  • 2 Nov 2023

    Getting a Cane Corso Puppy

    Cane Corsos are one of the most popular and effective breeds used for family protection work. They are a large and athletic mastiff-type dog originating from Italy where it was developed to hunt and protect its owners. While still somewhat rare in the UK, it is becoming more popular and…

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  • 16 Oct 2023

    Why are Protection Dogs So Popular with Families?

    In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in interest from families seeking to purchase a protection dog. While this may seem surprising, protection dogs are in fact an excellent way to help families, including with children, feel more secure and deter against would-be attackers or burglars. Protection dogs…

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  • 16 Oct 2023

    Rottweilers as family Protection Dogs

    Rottweilers are an excellent, but somewhat rare family protection dog in the UK. A German breed closely related to mastiffs, they are highly intelligent and loyal with a legendary protective streak. Physically imposing but affectionate, they are one of our favourite breeds to work with.

    Rottweilers were developed to herd…

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