Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
Re: Teaching him to protect (bite/bark) in command
The first insight to know if a trainer is a good one is: If you ask to protection train your dog and the guy tells you "ok, there is $xxxxxx money" run away. If you ask the same question and the trainer tells you that not all dogs can be trained and needs to evaluate yours, your environment (place the dog lives in, family members, etc) and the level of control you have over your dog to start thinking about training BOTH of you, then it would gain some points for me.
Other think is bad trainers threaten the dogs until the feel so stressed that learn to avoid stress by biting. Very old school but very widespread too. You need a trainer that works in boosting the dog's confidence until he thinks he's the bigger monster of the world and can eat every burglar that enters your house because he always wins. But... it may take months to even years of work and you must be aware of that.
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