Guard Dog Training
There is one main reason among many, that people wish to purchase dogs for guard training, and that is to protect their families from possible dangers. A dog that has been through guard dog training can protect you, your family, and your belongings from uninvited guests. Not only that, but a big dog alone, who looks mean, can also deter a potential burglar. But it is always best if your guard dog has been through proper guard dog training. The following paragraphs will describe some factors to consider before purchasing your dog for guard dog training.
The first thing you should consider when trying to choose a dog for guard dog training is the age of the dog. Generally, trainers prefer to start the guard dog training when the dog is six to twelve months old, but this age does vary from trainer to trainer. If you already have an older dog that you would like to put through guard dog training, do not fret. Usually, as long as the dog is under five years old he can be properly trained.
The next factor to take into consideration when choosing a dog to attend guard dog training is the breed of the dog. Any “size” dog can make a good watch dog, but the bigger breeds are most successful in guard dog training. A small dog cannot be expected to wrestle an intruder to the ground while a medium to large breed could perform the task with ease. Smaller breeds are effective in alerting you when an uninvited guest is detected, but medium to large breeds do best in guard dog training, and make more effective guard dogs. Some breeds that have been proven effective in guard dog training, and have been successful guard dogs for owners with children include:
• Labrador Retriever
• Golden Retriever
• Irish Setters
• Wheaten Terriers
Recommended breeds for guard dog training for experienced owners without children include:
• Pitt Bull Terrier
Please note, every dog is different,therefore your own experience with these breeds may vary. The breed of dog you choose for guard dog training should be compatible with you.
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