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This is a discussion on DIY personal protection training. within the Working Dogs forums, part of the Dog Shows and Performance category; I hope this thread does not cause controversy But anyway, My boxer is booked in for obedience training(can't wait lol), but after that I'd like ...

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:47 PM
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DIY personal protection training.

I hope this thread does not cause controversy

But anyway,
My boxer is booked in for obedience training(can't wait lol), but after that I'd like to make a project for myself. And no, I'm not doing this to impress my friends or anything like that. It is COMPLETELY out of interest.

Anyway the point of this thread is to ask 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

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Richy.
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If you need to ask, your not ready to do it


Find a local schutzhund club and work with a trainer
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I have to agree with the above poster. When you're dealing with something as serious with personal protection dogs, that is something that needs to be done correctly. If it isn't done right, it could have a lot of consequences...mainly for the dog.

I know they're hard to find, but I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll find someone close enough to evaluate if your dog is a good candidate and then show you the process.
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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

Thanks,
Richy.
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!
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Thing is training a PPD and training a dog for schutzhund are two completely different things. schutzhund is obviously a sport and for the dog it is Fun. There's no intention to actually hurt anybody because it's a game, but a protection trained dog is completely opposite. When they go after someone they intend to do harm/some real damage.

At any rate to the OP. Training a PPD is not something to be taken lightly. These dogs are a liability and can do some real harm. If you are serious about training a PPD do your RESEARCH. Talk with a professional trainer and get the proper training needed otherwise you can and will end up with a very dangerous animal on your hands. A PPD is not a game where the dog can turn it off it's the dogs job and they are forever on alert for a threat and from what I've read/heard after training they can never be considered a "normal" regular everyday pet afterwards
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I think the real question is do you want a dog to protect? Or do you want a dog to intimidate?


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In spirit of keeping your goofy dog try a trick...
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Lol. Im very aware they are different. i knew the second i posted that som' one would bring that up I post simply from my phone most of the time. Im suggesting the op leave the ppd dream aside and pursue schutzhund

Ill never suggest anyone go after ppd training. I dont believe in it for private parties

Thanks though. Im sure the op. Will find it helpful
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oh gotcha haha sorry for the confusion
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Its my fault, i shouldnt post if im confined to two sentences!
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