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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 12:27 PM
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Hello everyone , how can i check if my dog is trainable to protect me or guard my home(i am considering to send him for training and i dont want to waste my money if he hasnt got the genes , also i havent seen his parents).
I am speaking as someone who stumbled on the perfect PPD out of nowhere.
It is exceedingly rare to find a dog who can do this without generations of careful and selective breeding behind them. Understand please that while many dogs will instinctively act to defend an owner that they love very few have the fortitude to withstand the training to turn them into something useful. A good many people are bitten by their own dogs in volatile situations and I have seen more then a few supposedly trained dogs cut and run.
I would never send an unknown dog to a trainer I did not know personally. The methods used to bring forth a response from a weak dog can be downright cruel if you pick the wrong trainer and I have seen dogs come back from so called training so messed up that the owners were forced to put them down.
Proper training is very involved and needs to involve you as the handler. If someone is promising otherwise look elsewhere. Before anything else your dog should be evaluated.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 12:28 PM
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If you don't have a pedigree and his parents were bred just to sell pups the odds are against he will be able to be trained to be a PPD. You have a GSD, I would train him to be as perfect in obedience as you can make him. It's amazing how people are more afraid of a well trained dog than one that is not trained.
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