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Trained vs. untrained dogs protecting you

Figured this video might be interesting to some.

The girl is in 6th grade and does a project to determine whether an untrained dog will protect you just as well as a trained dog. Yes, all the dogs "tested" are GSDs.

Personally I really do think it boils down to the dog and the bond they have with the handler/family. Zena was by no means trained for anything when we adopted her. She knew basic manners that I taught her and she still protected my family.
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Figured this video might be interesting to some.

The girl is in 6th grade and does a project to determine whether an untrained dog will protect you just as well as a trained dog. Yes, all the dogs "tested" are GSDs.

Personally I really do think it boils down to the dog and the bond they have with the handler/family. Zena was by no means trained for anything when we adopted her. She knew basic manners that I taught her and she still protected my family.
What do you think?


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I agree with you 100%. I Have seen this video but none of the dogs are the girls dog. Like you said, it comes down to the dog and your bond with it. When I saw this video I thoought it was an advertisement for that training program.
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I noticed that all the untrained dogs looked nervous (lip licking, submissively holding their bodies low). Even in the head shots before the "attack".

Those untrained dogs won't protect anything. I think that the statement, "A non trained do will not protect you" is a very general statement.

Another interesting thing . . . the "trained" dogs are all males, the "untrained" dogs all female (I think, judging by names).

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I noticed that all the untrained dogs looked nervous (lip licking, submissively holding their bodies low). Even in the head shots before the "attack".

Those untrained dogs won't protect anything. I think that the statement, "A non trained do will not protect you" is a very general statement.

Another interesting thing . . . the "trained" dogs are all males, the "untrained" dogs all female (I think, judging by names).

i agree and i have to say i'm glad i'm not the only one who noticed. The untrained dogs all reminded me of how a foster i had would act if someone rang our doorbell. Cowering and nervous. It really does depend on the dog. Riley will act big and bad but i wouldnt count on him to do much more than puff up. Shasta... well i've never heard her growl and i dont think she'd do much at all. Zena would have ripped someone to pieces. I'm hoping my next dog, untrained, will protect is necessary but i also dont want to have to find out either.

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I started a thread about this video a couple weeks ago.

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oops. never saw it. sorry!

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This video has been discussed several times before.

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https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...rotect-me.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...n-trained.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...st2330189.html

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...cting-you.html


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Whoops I think I linked to this one by mistake for the last one.


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