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attack command!!

how do i teach my dog to attack on command, if ever needed? thanks
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Re: attack command!!

Ok, define "attack". Do you want the dog to:

1. Keep someone at bay by barking
2. Keep someone at bay by barking and, if necessary, biting
3. Bite and hold someone until help arrives

#1 is easy to do - just teach your dog to bark on command and then use the command any time you feel threatened. Most 'bad guys' will walk away from a barking dog (especially a GSD).

#2 & #3 will take years of training, which your dog might not be suitable for anyway. You would need to have the dog evaulated to see if it has the right temperament to be a personal protection dog. Then you need to go through all the initial training and frequently do follow up training.

AND you would need to talk to your insurance company about liability protection. If a bad guy breaks into your house and stabs you and your dog bites him - he CAN sue you. Doesn't matter than he broke into your house.

Personally, I go with the fact that a German Shepherd already has 'reputation' due to the breed being used as police dogs. Add to that a good bark (on command) and you won't have to worry about 99% of the criminals out there.
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Re: attack command!!

My dogs are just plain ole loving pets but I would have to say you teach it to attack by having it properly trained by a professional.

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Re: attack command!!

My initial response is; Why would you want to?

Second: If you're really looking for protection trained dog, you would want to find a qualified experienced trainer in the protection field for evaluation and to train under.

You also want to consider the liability issue. Looking at some of the wonderful pictures of your puppy, it looks like you may be in a neighborhood where your neighbors are close by?

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Re: attack command!!

Yeah I have to agree!!
Why would you want your dog to attack unless you were a K-9 Cop

My trainer taught me "WATCH THEM" which gets Brady to do Big boy bark and usually scares people.

But if I am walking ans see someone I try it for the heck of it and he does nothing cause he knows I am fine

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Re: attack command!!

in my experience which is fairly limited

PEOPLE ARE JUST SCARED OF THEM HAHAHH

When we has Ernie the ups guy would not come near the house LOL ahhaha Ernie big Wus and he didn't knowq that hahah hahahah

Whever we went people just are afraid and that is enough

If someone ever went to hurt you and the dog sensed it I think he would react matter of fact think any dog might

one thing I would like to share
we moved from Va to Nc and stayed in hotel
walked to waffle house 2 blocks away.... we came back adn the door to hotel opened and hew as gone
we paniced big road near there
i got in car and went quickly to waffle house
he tracked us there and was pawing the door in the pouring rain to find us

wrapped the fender on the car was so excited to see him LOl
and from that point forward we could never board or leave him alone in hotels

Loved that dog

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Re: attack command!!

Buy a handgun. Learn to use it. Be a man (or woman) and learn to defend yourself and your family.


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Originally Posted By: EmooreBuy a handgun. Learn to use it. Be a man (or woman) and learn to defend yourself and your family.
I have to second this. If someone were to break in and Mandalay were to bark...would I want her to go at them not knowing if they were armed or not and if so, what they were armed with? No. I would not want to risk my dog leaping at someone holding a gun or a knife. I want her to bark like a freak and if they call her bluff and come in anyway, I want her to move the h3ll out of the way so my husband or I can take care of it.

(sidenote: I own a pink Taurus...PINK!! I LIVE for the day that someone will break in and I can tell the cops I shot them with a PINK gun!!! Seriously, I dont really look forward to it, and I hope with everything that it never happens, but how great would it be for Mr. Macho break-in guys friends to find out he was shot by a woman and her pink handgun )

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Re: attack command!!

Mandalay - I like your pink handgun idea, ha ha!

I have to agree with everyone else, to teach an attack I would think a professional trainer would be the way to go if you really wanted to go that way. With Riddick I tell him "Whose Here" or "Watch Him" and he will focus intently on who ever it is, never barking until that person makes a movement towards us. But like everyone else said I think just the fact that a GSD is staring you down has most people freaked, so no need to add force behind it unless you and your dog are trained properly. I would like to confidently know that I could turn that kind of force on and off like a switch before invoking it.

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Re: attack command!!

im gonna get a sign to put on my window that says

"the dog is nice"
"BEWARE OF OWNER"

right now im doing protection work with tyson. im not doing it because im a big wuss. im 6'1 and 175lbs and can snipe a humming bird from a 100 yards...i can hold my own...so the reason for the training is to give tyson a "job." if u really want ur dog to be a protection dog and not just a scary one then have him/her trained.

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