The class is 8 weeks long for an hour each class. This class is the prerequisite for the Personal Protection Dog course. If you can pass the obedience evaluation portion of the Personal Protection Dog course, this class may be waived if you dog also displays the proper drives.
Will protection training make my dog aggressive?
Does protection change the dog’s temperament and make them more aggressive and mean? No. IPO training does not change the dog’s basic genetic temperament. A happy dog will still be happy.
Can you train your own protection dog?
It cannot be trained into the dog no matter how hard you try. If a dog has not inherited the defensive gene there is no way we are going to make this dog a protection dog. A few good examples of this are most labs, golden retrievers, huskies or other such breeds.
How do I train my dog to guard the yard?
Start by putting your dog on his leash and walking him around the boundaries of your yard every time he needs to go outside. Do this over a period of several days, this will teach him where his boundaries are and should help instill in him the desire to protect.
What age can you start Schutzhund?
For people who started their training at 8 weeks of age the OUT will most likely be started around 4 to 5 months of age. Keep in mind that it is important to not do drive work while the pup is teething.
How do I teach my dog to guard objects?
Walk him around the object you want him to protect on a leash. Do this several times a day in the morning and the evening. He will quickly start to think the object is in his territory, at which point he’ll naturally want to protect it. Put him in a bark-inducing situation.