World Class Canine’s protection dog training program is second to none. Our protection dog training program was designed with one goal in mind; to provide the private sector with same quality of protection training found in the elite patrol dog community. Our program was created by some of the most influential trainers in the working dog world starting with our National Director James Allen Parker. Along with his duties at World Class Canine, James is the bite-work columnist for K-9 Cop Magazine (2010-present) and is regarded as a top subject matter expert in the field of bite-work and protection dog training. Along with training countless personal protection dogs for clients from all walks of life, James has instructed police, federal, military and Special Forces units around the world. James started his career training civilian personal protection dogs and has always made elite protection training accessible to anyone in need of our services since our companies inception. Martin Wesley (World Class Canine Kentucky) currently serves as a state police SWAT K-9 handler/trainer, along with his duties as a World Class Canine Master Trainer. Master Trainer Stefan Nazdam (World Class Canine Charlotte) brings over twenty years of experience to World Class Canine, gained from training countless working dogs here and in his native Czechoslovakia. Head of Texas operations Sean Lulofs brings unparallelled experience from his days in the military working dog program, where he was promoted to the Military Working Dog program manager for the U.S. Air Force, overseeing the entire Air Force K9 program. John L. Lockett (World Class Canine Florida) has been training protection dogs professionally for over 20 years and is highly regarded in our industry.
I notice that the halti or other head collars were not mentioned. I have a breed that is just made to pull and I have finally found a head collar that works for us although I would love to modify the part that goes over the nose. (I actually have purchased two of similar design and a mix of the two would be ideal) The person who makes the one I am using is a bit of an um, interesting character on the fb page and on the web but thus far the apparatus works really well for control. I really don’t want my dog at heel for the whole walk, but as the article says, the dog’s idea of walking right along and mine are pretty different, particularly as I am now more disabled and use a cane. We used to walk one to two miles a day, but that has become impossible so we are mixing a play date with a friend and shorter walks a couple of times a week. What the walk has always been for us is a time to practice those things his fluffy brain would like to forget!!
Someone once suggested to me to give the puppy something else to hold like a stick. That way she can have the security of having something in her mouth and not chew on her lead. Hopefully, she will eventually grow out of it.
Give your dog a practical name. He needs to be able to learn his name easily, so you can hold his attention during training. The name should also have clear, hard sounds the dog can recognize. Names such as “Buddy” or “Rover” or “Bee Bee” have distinct sounds that stand out from the regular flood of human speech your dog loose-leash training sessions will be too short and slow to provide adequate exercise, find other ways to exercise your dog until he’s mastered loose-leash walking. In fact, you’ll succeed more quickly if you find a way to tire your dog out before taking him on a training walk. Dogs pull, in part, because they’re full of excess energy. So unless you can expend that energy, your dog will find it hard to control himself. Before you train, play fetch in a hallway or your backyard, play a vigorous game of tug, or drive your dog to the park so that he can play with his buddies.
Keep your hand by your side and give him treats continuously, as long as he is walking near you with some slack in the leash. As he gets the idea of what you expect from him, you can slowly phase out the treats by waiting longer intervals in between giving them out.
2. Wait for your puppy to settle down. As soon as she does so, praise her, give her a treat, tell her again, “Let’s go,” and take another step, repeating the whole sequence. Each time, have her stay in the sit or down position for a few seconds longer before she gets the treat and the “walk” resumes.
With a couple of simple corrections, she learned she would get the right kind of attention and affection…if she is calm. Even my kids think she is a different dog. We’re really grateful to Pete. Well worth the money!
If you are overpowered by your dog’s pulling and cannot start the teaching process for fear of being pulled over, then there are humane equipment solutions to help modify the pulling while you teach your dog to walk appropriately.
Don’t pull on the leash. “Pulling on the leash doesn’t work because the dog’s mind is locked—they stubbornly think they don’t want to move,” Ulbrich explains. “By pulling, all you’re doing is getting in a battle of line, and they are just going to stay locked in that mindset.”
At K9 Solutions, we train dogs to be sentry or patrol dogs, as well as personal guard dogs. I also teach dogs to attack on command or direct threat, including release on command. Simple, voice, hand and leash commands are all that is needed to keep you and your family safe with confidence.
Change the dog’s mind about wanting to move. “Think of them as being stuck in a daze and you have to get them out of it,” Ulbrich suggests. “Do something strange that distracts them, like whistling or squeaking a toy, anything to get them to pay attention to the distraction and not the fact they don’t want to move anymore.” Remember not to actually give the dog the toy, which would reward the stopping behavior.
Prong collers trigger agressive behavior more then helping. Like the article says they will also cause physical damage to your dog’s neck. A harness is the best way to go if you want your dog to respond positively and enjoy going for walks.
Down is a great way to teach your dog impulse control and to make your life easier. A dog lying down can’t jump, surf counters, knock over trash cans, or steal your shoes. A dog that masters a well-trained down is much easier to take out in public and to other people’s houses.
For instance, if you used a command ‘bite’ which would mean to attach a person, don’t change it to another command such as ‘attack’ to make him attack the person. This may confuse your dog and the command might not be done if you don’t use the command that he has already established.
Give immediate praise. When the dog’s stomach is on the ground, lavish him with praise and give him the treat or toy. Be accurate with your praise, too. If you praise him halfway down or up, that is the behavior you will get.
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Does your dog whine? If you pet him, look at him, or do anything except ignore him, you teach him that whining works. To stop it, turn your back when he whines, fold your arms and look away, or leave the room. Pet and play with him when he isn’t whining.
Use consistent volume and tone – You must maintain the tone of your voice from when you trained your dog to when you use the command when you need your dog to do the command. Don’t use a harsh or soft voice compared to the one that you usually use during your training.
This program instructs students on proper selection methods for protection dog prospects; students are then taught proven methods to train the protection dog for competition, personal protection, or police patrol work. Our Protection Dog Trainer School also covers the skills to properly decoy and handle protection dogs as well as covering such topics as drive development, protection competitions, targeting, grip, and channeling.
Houston Dog Behavior combines tested and proven reward-based nonviolent behavior modification and humane dog training methods paired with human compassion for effective and lasting results helping families to understand and safely help their fearful, timid, shy and aggressive dogs in Spring, The Woodlands, Houston and surrounding areas.
However, a good trainer knows his or her own limits and, if necessary, will refer you to someone better equipped to deal with the issue. Some dog trainers work in the field as a hobby, while others are professional dog trainers with some kind of certification. When looking for a dog trainer, research his or her certifications, education and experience.
The 21st century has seen the proliferation of television programs and accompanying books that feature dog training and rehabilitation, including Joel Silverman’s Good Dog U, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, It’s Me or the Dog featuring Victoria Stillwell, The Underdog Show, Dogs in the City, and SuperFetch. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers advises that television programs are produced primarily for entertainment, and while all programs will have good and not-so-good points, the viewer should critically evaluate the information before deciding which training tips to adopt.
First, the average pet owner will, nine times out of ten not need or want a dog with a high level of trained protection work. These dogs are sharper in their temperament and require constant training and work. They cannot be allowed the upper-hand or a free reign.
In my tape I will define and demonstrate drives by showing you dogs that have good drives and dogs that lack drive. I want the viewer to recognize when a dog has the potential for protection work. Probably just as important, I want them to understand when a dog has not inherited the necessary drive and therefore cannot be trained in protection work.