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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Natural Guard, or trained ?

Hi, new to this forum.
I have a 2 year old working bred german shepherd. She is a very good guard dog.
I did not train her, she was trained by someone else as s police dog, but did not make the full grade, but does well for me.
What i want to know is, do working bred german shepherds have to be trained to guard a property, or are some natural and don't need a lot of training ?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-16-2015, 08:09 AM
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In my opinion, no - GSDs don't require special training to respond/alert you to strangers approaching your domain. Also IMO, as the alpha in the relationship, it's your job to protect the GSD, not the other way around.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. She is a great watch dog already and was trained to protect.
Just wondered if they dont get any intensive training, will they still hold a intruder.
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Many GSDs and other herders and protection breeds naturally identify with home territory and alert defend property. For many it does not have to be trained. My Dutchie is a great social butterfly on hiking trails greeting people in a friendly fashion. Once the tents go up he is suspicious and alerts to intruders in the area. Did not have to train this.

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Gorgeous! Who is the breeder?
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Thank you. She is manus v teikerhook breeding.
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Some dogs are born with a stronger territorial nature embedded in their genetic makeup so they will naturally guard their territory.
Some dogs don't have this but it can be trained... to an extent.
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Thank you.
Which strains of GSD have a high protection/guard instinct. ?
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