Just curious what would happen if you as a civilian (I assume, please feel free to correct me on that) and your dog hang around as a deterrent but something does end up breaking out and your dog bites someone, or some people.
Will there be any liability against you? will your dog be at risk of being PTS? Has he handled such a situation in the past? I'm thinking worse case scenario here, all bets are off, people are going after each other drunk and you come in with your dog. Will he just start biting? What if it's a child he bites? A police dog is obviously protected from liability (or would be in a perfect world) but I just wonder if your dog might be at risk of being PTS because he was doing the job he was trained to do... Not sure if it's worth it, but to each his own.
With that said, is he even used to the muzzle? some dogs need a few introductions until they are even ready to accept the muzzle let alone going against a decoy. Hidden sleeve is another thing - some sleeve oriented dogs need an adjustment period and will get a lot of conflict after that first bite unless done right. But that all depends on the temperament you know?
I wouldn't rush into it is all I'm saying but it's a free country and besides I don't know the whole picture so I can only speak based on what I read in your post.
Last edited by ayoitzrimz; 03-07-2013 at 08:46 AM.