10-20-2011, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by HugoBoxer
How exactly do you train a dog to protect on command? In a safe way and a way that Hugo will still have his comical personality, until a treat comes!!
What equipment will I need, what will I do etc etc
Oh Dear! What a terrible idea!
You could easily ruin your dog... making him randomly aggressive and reactive to people you don't want him to be hostile to.
Dogs are not robots that you can have on push button control. They are living, breathing, emotional creatures and once you create behaviors such as barking, growling, lunging and biting, those behaviors can and will pop up unexpectedly and in situations you don't want them to happen.
Enjoy your dog the way he is.
Get a gun for personal protection. It will likely be less dangerous!