Originally Posted by cliffson1
I think it's important to define the mission of the dog in determining the extent of the training. For a dog that has an expectation of real engagement and sustained tactical use....then all of the training with aforementioned equipment should be instituted. Strong work in different places and different surfaces should also be trained. Defense of vehicle, buildings, and handler should also be incorporated, IMO.
Indeed. I agree wholeheartedly.
That's the difference between a "Protection Dog" and a "Deterrent Dog", in my mind.