Hey guys! I am planning on getting a German Shepherd puppy during the summer of 2018. I have a few ambitions that I've been researching, for preparation of getting a new puppy. I am really interested in Personal Protection training. However, everywhere I look it seems unclear to me how exactly one can go about doing this? I am not interested in sports such as Schutzhund work. I actually want my dog to be trained in real Personal Protection. Are there any valid programs that I can buy and follow through on my own? Such as a DVD program or something. I am aware that after a certain amount of training, a helper would be needed for bite work and such, which should not be a problem. But still the question remains, can I do this myself? Is it possible for me to read up on the training, research steps, and effectively train my German Shepherd to be a Personal Protection dog? Or is the only option to ship my puppy off to some Protection school for a year? I just am unable to find a lot of information about Personal Protection training. I really would want to do this myself if I can. One more thing, I fully understand that genetics of the actual dog plays a huge role in it being able to be trained in Personal Protection. The breeder I am getting my puppy from is a very legitimate one, which I fully trust in breeding the best dogs and testing the right puppy for my needs. The question which I need advice on is specifically the issue of Personal Protection training. Any experience in Personal Protection training is welcome and appreciated! Thanks!