Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Number of protection dogs
well, and if you're doing it as a hobby - why would you train a PPD as a hobby instead of a SchH dog?
....my understanding is that the two are different. i've read that SchH dogs are trained to bite the sleeve, and if you want to move a SchH dog into a PSD, or presumably a PPD, you need to do a lot of work w/hidden sleeves etc. i'm not 100% on what civil drive is, so ppl who know what they're talking about (aka not me!) can correct me, but my understanding is that civil drive is essentially the dog's willingness to attack someone unarmed/unprotected, and that this is the opposite of what SchH dogs are trained to do.
is that right? i'm sure if there was an actual attack upon an owner, that would largely be moot, b/c the dog would probably step in, but i guess i am confused why you would train PPD as a hobby or expect a SchH dog to act as a PPD (though, they'd probably be better at it than an untrained dog). i may have a whole bunch of misunderstandings here that need to be cleared up though!
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