We are immensely proud of the reputation we have built for the quality of our fully trained protection dogs. We are also proud to be able to offer courses on protection training for your own dog. Prior to training, however, it is important that your dog is carefully assessed for temperament and drive, in order to determine whether it has the necessary attributes to become a trained personal protection dog.
We have learnt that not every dog is capable of becoming a protection dog. This may be a shame in some cases and it is hard to disappoint expectant clients, but pushing an unsuitable dog into our training would be unfair on the dog, on the client – even on us. More than that, it would be dangerous and at Protection Dogs Worldwide, we do not gamble when the stakes are so high.
Unlike other companies, at Protection Dogs Worldwide we also know that protection training can only be undertaken once a dog is sufficiently mature. Given that dogs are our passion first and foremost, and each of our team has enormous respect for them, we refuse to harm the development of puppies and young dogs by subjecting them to full protection training prematurely.
It is therefore vital that your dog undergoes a careful and considered assessment before we take it on board. If it is capable of becoming a fully trained protection dog, we will provide you with an estimate of time and cost involved, and you can be confident that it will succeed under our training, guidance and care. If the dog is not capable we will tell you immediately, for it is not in our interest to waste your time or money.
Before beginning protection training, each dog must first undertake essential obedience training. When thinking about the trust and competence involved in protection training, it is clear that dogs must be highly obedient at the outset.