|09-19-2013 06:19 PM|
I think you misunderstood, I'm NOT an expert just train with trainers who do personal protection and bite sports so I've learned about the dedication and serious nature of training these dogs.
Maybe I misunderstood you too but I thought you said he is 6 years old, that's not a young pup.
Anyhoo, training for protection work is taking on a big liability, if your dog bites someone inappropriately that's a big deal.
I don't think that LE K9 guys are the best guides either. I mean, they may be, but they deal with different circumstances, offensive tactics vs defensive tactics.
I guess what I'm trying to say is training a dog for actual real life protection work is very serious and shouldn't be taken lightly. You really should go to a professional instructor with a track record of training PPDs and have your dog evaluated. I personally would never try to train a PPD without the guidance, training and support of professionals who know what they are doing.
Here is a link to the forum here where you can ask questions and get more information:
Personal Protection Dogs - German Shepherd Dog Forums
|09-19-2013 01:37 PM|
|Diesel_Maminka||Okay thank you! I'm still new here|
|09-19-2013 01:34 PM|
|09-19-2013 01:08 PM|
Thank you for your career advice he still young pup at hear he's a great learner he's just learning some commands even now. I am hoping to at least get him a little bit more on the bite work unfortunately there isn't very many clubs here that I can training that I've been having everything on my on locally through my K9 guys through my department have been helping me out a lot. They told me that he still has the drive and is great at Protection. I remember the old wives take of feeding them blood from meat although not sure on the factual part of that.
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|09-19-2013 10:55 AM|
I'm not an expert but I do know enough to know having a trained protection dog isn't easy.
If you want a dog that will do actual consistent, dependable protection work you really need to go to a good breeder who produces dogs with the right temperament for the work and then train them *consistently* throughout the dog's life. Well trained protection dogs are the result of good genetics AND good training that is kept up. Your dog is 6 years old so even if he has the temperament for that type of training it maybe unfair to start him in protection work at this age. He's middle aged now at 6.
Having said that a good alert bark is pretty darn intimidating. If someone is crazy/desperate/high enough to ignore a full grown barking GSD then you probably will need more to defend yourself then your dog anyways.
Additionally, you never know, your dog may well bite someone if they lay hands on you in an aggressive manner. It's been known to happen!
If your signature is anything to go by, I think you've got what you need.
If you want to learn more about protection and the training involved check out the forums below for personal protection dogs and bite sports like IPO and PSA.
|09-19-2013 01:37 AM|
my 6 year old is more bark than bite.
Kinda my fault... when he was a young pup he was a bit more aggressive and I -at the time- softened him.
now that he is older and I can control him better I want to teach him it's okay to scare off strangers.
he barks and fluffs but I don't see him really protecting me if the STUFF hit the fan.....