When considering a protection dog, you need to look for a supplier that is geared towards family dogs. Most trainers are focused on police service dogs, search and rescue dogs. Most dogs used in these areas are not family dogs but high drive working dogs.
Family guard dogs, need to be more social and less energetic then the average working dog. If a dog has to high of a drive in the home, he will appear hyper. A Family security dog will be more relaxed in the home and social situations.
If you decide to go with a titled dog from Germany, the dog will need further training to instill real life training. Most titled dogs have the ability to do protection, yet they need some training in the real world. They spend a great portion of time teaching the dog to do things for points in a set situation. The dog needs to become confident in the real world with many situations.
Make sure the supplier is willing to take the time to address all of your questions and concerns prior to your purchase. If they don’t have time for you before the sale, what do you think will happen after you buy?
You need to receive personal training and a face to face introduction to your new dog. This will help to insure your families’ safety when receiving your new dog or puppy.
By: Wendy Aston, Global K9 Group, LLC