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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Liesje
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Age to start

What do you think is the optimal timeline for testing or starting a dog in protection? At what age do you take a dog out and see what is there? Do you do stuff like throwing bite pillows around or tie the dog to a fence and have a helper creeping around a tree 30 feet away, or...? Do you take a dog's pedigree into account or do you (as a handler or helper) test a young dog the same way?
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