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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I've always wanted to know if my dog would protect me, he's had no training. But he's very alert when on walks but greets people nicely. I wanted to know what your opinion was if I had someone pretend to attack me ? Will it affect him ? I just wanted to see what he would do, not rely on him to protect me.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 02:38 PM
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I wouldn't do this. What if your dog actually bites the person who pretends to attack you? Take him to a trainer that does protection work and have him evaluated.

Train the dog in front of you.
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I think that would be incredibly stupid. If you want him trained in protection, find a trainer. Bringing out his suspicion without teaching him when to shut if off is setting him up for problems.




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I was gonna have it be a trainer who had the equipment under his clothes in case of a bite. I just wanted to know if its a good idea or will it affect my dog ? I don't want him to think he has to always bite someone that walks up.
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How old is your dog? No trainer that understands aggression and protection in dogs would agree to put your dog through this.

If this person is a trainer and has all the right equipment, take your pup to him to be evaluated appropriately. An experienced person can tell a lot about a dog during a proper, safe evaluation. Doing what you are planning on doing can make your dog over-reactive and an unpredictable biter (if he doesn't just shut down).

A lot of protection training is building confidence in a dog. Testing them at that level without previous confidence building training is setting them up for failure.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 03:09 PM
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If you get a good trainer you can train your dog to not be anxious around every person that walks up. If you get a bad trainer your dog could become potentially dangerous. This isn't something you should take lightly. If you seriously want to train your dog to protect you it will take weeks of training with a good trainer and true dedication.

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Lawsuit waiting to happen if you proceed with the stated course of action! Any "trainer" willing to that with this dog?? Is someone you should stay well clear of! Either do it right and that involves a serious commitment in time and money!

Or work with a rescue to rehome this dog and pay for a fully protection trained dog! There are no shortcuts.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 12:32 PM
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This is definitely not how you go about training a dog for protection. In this scenario he very well could bite the attacker. This is not a good evaluation and it will not give you peace of mind because the dog is not still not a trained dog. By doing this you could end up with having a dog that is known (confirmed it yourself!) to bite and could be a risk to anyone. Putting him in these scenarios without proper training he might lose trust in all strangers and be a problem for you going forward.
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Bad idea. But IMHO, not for the reasons stated. I would be worried that the dog would be setup for failure, be unprepared to follow through and would then have learned to be scared.

If you are interested in protection work, set him up for success. Teach him to be confident and to win a fight.
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I've always wanted to know if my dog would protect me, he's had no training. But he's very alert when on walks but greets people nicely. I wanted to know what your opinion was if I had someone pretend to attack me ? Will it affect him ? I just wanted to see what he would do, not rely on him to protect me.
He may switch teams and bite you. This was from 4mos ago. Did you try it?
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