Global K9 Group offers trained and tested child-safe home and family guard dogs. Our dogs are extensively evaluated and chosen for their stability, intelligence, and courage. Our trainers supply exclusive On Site Buyer Introduction Training, instructions, with delivery worldwide. All Global K9 dogs are custom profiled and chosen for your specific family dynamic and lifestyle.
Since 1987 our Personal Protection dogs and Family Protection dogs have provided clients with extraordinary companionship and protection. Trained dogs are supplied to owners by Global K9 Group at various ages from puppies to adults. You may decide to receive a German Shepherd puppy with a training contract as young as 8 to 26 weeks old, or your family may need to purchase an older already trained adult dog.
Unparalleled companionship, love, and devotion, are only a part of our dog’s courage to put its life at risk to protect you and your family with the k9 training to back up its ability as a safe and protective home security alternative for the family. . These specially chosen dogs receive training in socialization, positive reinforcement, control, and obedience. Dogs used in families where small children are present are our extremely high caliber socially acceptable trained dogs.
The first step in acquiring a dog from Global K9 Group is to have our Chief Trainer profile your specific family dynamic to insure the dog supplied to you is a perfect match. During this call we will educate you on all the facets of our program. Our goal is for you as a buyer to make an educated and informed decision regarding the purchase of your new family member.
We at Global K9 Group are experienced protection dog trainers. Unlike many companies we do not just broker a titled dog. We feel that the dog with a working title needs to be trained for real life situations. This is why we developed “Global Custom Real-Life Training”.
A protection dog needs to have a level of suspicion to be effective in the real world. We every family guard dog that we supply goes through rigorous testing prior to the final training. This testing includes household behaviors, child friendliness, social skills along with many scenario’s of real life dangers.
We have put a new video on our home page depicting “Global Custom Life-Style Training”. Please, enjoy our work and let us know what you think. We enjoy supplying new family members and security.
Wendy Aston, Training Supervisor Global K9 Group
We at Global K9 Group and Florida k9 Services have from the inception of our companies specialized in family protection dogs, personal protection dogs, guard dogs, and security dogs for the family.
Unlike most companies you find on the web, advertising a dog for your home with your children. They specialize in police and military dogs. These types of dogs are not usually suited for the family environment. They are much higher drive which can lead to rough play and occasionally an erroneous bite.
This is why we a Global K9 Group and Florida K9 Services, typically start with completely green dogs that we have imported. This way we can be sure that they have not been mis-handled or trained with negative
reinforcement. Many trainers use pinch collars and are much too hard on the dog. The dog should respond to your commands because he wants to not because he is afraid not to.
Shock collars aka e collars make a trainer look good but again it is negative reinforcement. You will need to carry a controller with you everywhere you go with your dog.
By: Wendy Aston, Training Supervisor Global K9 Group
When contemplating training for your dog or puppy, you want to be sure that your dog is physically and mentally ready for what you are about to embark on.
If you are starting with a young puppy it is suggested to let him mature before getting into formal obedience classes. There are two reasons for this: one is that you don’t want your puppy to receive so much information at to young of an age. This can cause boredom which many times looks like rebellion. Focus on behavioral training until he reaches six months. The second is that a young puppy is much more susceptible to contagious illnesses. His immune system is not completely in place there for you are counting highly on everyone else to have been diligent in their care for their puppy. Let your puppy be a puppy, you wouldn’t want to put a two year old boy into the first grade.
Various parts of training are done once a dog reaches an appropriate age. For example; Obedience Training is done at a minimum age of 6
months old. Prior to that age the focus should be behavioral training such as housebreaking, excessive barking, chewing, etc. Territorial Training (car & home) is done at a minimum age of 8-9 months. Lastly, we do not do the full protection training on a dog until he/she is a minimum of 12 to 14 months old. It is important not to rush aggression training, so you have a dog that makes good decisions. A trained protection dog has to make mature decisions and if he learns the work at to young of an age he won’t have a good foundation to rely on.
By: Wendy Aston
Here I am trying to keep a low profile, due to my earlier discretion. My mind wonders and ponders on a few subjects, which I am hoping to get some kind of answers to.
What’s up with cats? They don’t have to listen, or follow the rules. They have permission to get on the furniture, and when they ask me to play I get in trouble. If I run room to room, it means I need dog training. When the cat does it my people are looking for a camera. They never have to wear a leash. They get spoiled and they don’t even have protection training.
If my people want me to bark when someone comes to the door, how come they won’t let me show off my protection dog training?
How come the sprinklers don’t stop when I bite them? People always do. Why can’t I chase the lawn mower? Why do people think I don’t want to play in the rain?
Just because I am looking at them while they are eating doesn’t mean I’m a beggar. Maybe I just love to watch them eat.
Translated by: Wendy Aston Training Supervisor, Global K9 Group
The holiday season brings us many new dangers in our homes, especially for our pets and young children.
Not the least of these is the festive plants we bring in for decoration. You will need to pre-plan where you might set your holiday plants. These plants are poisonous, and can cause stomach problems, skin irritation, vomiting, dehydration and respiratory problems.
The following are some of the problem plants for your pets and people if ingested.
Poinsettia – These come in a variety of attractive colors from deep Christmas red to pink and mottled colors.
This plant is more of an irritant then a poison. It is the sap, rather than the leaves, that causes the irritation. The Poinsettia may cause skin and mouth irritation or vomiting.
Mistletoe – Mistletoe is a tradition that has been around for many years, be sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets.
It is the berries of the Mistletoe that are the problem here, if you can remove them before hanging your mistletoe you will have less chance of an incident. The symptoms of mistletoe poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart and respiratory rate.
Holly – Again it is the berries of the holly that can be poisonous if a large amount is eaten. This can cause vomiting upset stomach and diarrhea.
Have a safe and happy holiday season, from Global K9 Group.
By: Wendy Aston, Training Supervisor, Global K9 Group, LLC
When you are searching for a boarding kennel there are key questions you need to ask. There are a lot of people in the boarding business which makes it harder to find the right one.
Ask if you can take a tour of the facility, this should be at any time (not scheduled). If they won’t let you see the kennel that is a bad sign. They should be more than willing to show you where your dog will be staying.
Is this all inclusive? Many kennels market the price per night to be competitive in the market, but then get you with the add-ons. I call them add-ons because they aren’t extras, for instance charging per meal and for administering medications and even exercise time.
At or Global K9 Group, Orlando dog boarding facility we feelthat meals have to be included, weather you bring your own food or you choose
to feed ours. Some kennels actually charge you more to feed your food, because they feel it is inconvenient.
Charging for medication administration is another “extra”. We at Global K9 Group feel that boarding means taking care of the dog. This means giving medications when needed.
Exercise time? We at Global K9 Group, feel every dog needs to go outside several times a day. If they don’t where do they use the bathroom? Again, why is this extra? If they don’t get exercise and time to go to the bathroom they will create much more work and be unhappy.
You will probably want to know what size area your dog will be kept in. Many facilities use crates, ask if they have kennel runs. A crate can be called a kennel but not a kennel run.
I hope this helps you put your mind at ease while out of town.
By Wendy Aston, Training Supervisor, Global K9 Group
As an active hiker and pet owner I find daily outside activities makes for a happy pet and calmer pet at home. It is so much safer for me to hike in remote places having my trained protection dog with me. My protection dog allows me to enjoy every bit of my hike without having to think about my security.
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Many people believe that a personal protection dog shouldn’t be played with. On the contrary, a protection dog should use play to build and sustain the drives that are necessary to their job.
We encourage all of our clients as well as our staff to make work fun. If it is all work and no play your dog may become bored. When a dog becomes bored it can look like rebellion. They just go on strike; this is seen most in obedience training.
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When you introduce the puppy to your older dog, have both dogs on a leash so that you can control the situation if it goes a rye.
Once they have sniffed each other and you are satisfied with the behavior towards each other you can feel free to remove the leashes. I still wouldn’t leave them unattended; an older dog can intimidate a puppy very easily. Puppies on the other hand can totally annoy an older dog. It may take a while before they can be together unsupervised. Be patient, most of the time they will come to common ground.
I like to have the two dogs together while having quiet time. This lets them get comfortable with each other while trying to head off any jealousy. If they see that the love and affection is evenly disbursed they can relax about competing for all of your attention.
When raising a protection dog we try to get them exposed to as many other animals as possible. Including our cats and the horses down the road, we have even had the chance to get around some alpaca’s.
A good personal protection dog can work with the distraction of other animals.