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Protection dog basic training drills:
1.Bite on command (dog is sent to attack)
2.Release the bite (dog releases the bite)
3.False run ( this is for when a friendly person approaches)
4.False run into a bite ( this is for when a person runs away)
5.Standoff ( this is calling the dog off before making a bite)
6.Handshake (decoy approaches handler and shakes hands with sleeve)
7.Automatic attack (this occurs if the decoy pushes or attacks the handler)
We can either start form scratch and begin working a "green dog" and progress it's training through the phases of protection training I offer or we can custom tailor a package specific to your needs or requirements. If you own a dog that you believe is suitable for this type of training you are required to take a basic obedience course or pass an obedience evaluation prior to enrolling your dog in protection training. Not all dogs have a high enough prey drive to complete this type of training so a temperament evaluation will also need to be conducted prior enrolling a "green dog" in this program. You may also purchase a already trained protection dog of any level from and outside breeder or training facility anywhere in the world and we can custom tailor a package suited to your dogs ability in order to maintain or improve it's initial protection training level.
Sample scenario training descriptions:
Interior building search = dog team is utilized to sweep interior of building with the decoy hiding inside. This training includes agitation from behind a door or in plain sight, a bite, a release, and an escort.
Exterior building searches = dog team will be utilized to search the exterior of a building with the decoy hiding around corners or behind bushes. Several bites will be conducted during these exercises. They will also include agitation, subject search, and escort.
Field searches = dog team is utilized to search an open area for the decoy. These drills will primarily use air scenting techniques. They will include agitation, bites, subject search, and escort.
Decoy search = dog provides over watch during subject apprehension and search. The dog is drop leash and placed into a stay position while the handler approaches and conducts a pat down on the decoy. If the decoy attacks, the dog automatically responds with a bite. The dog should hold until the suspect gives up. When a violent attacker or subject becomes compliant the handler is allowed to finish the pat down and escort the subject to the target location. If the handler does not get attacked during the search then the handler moves 10 feet behind the decoys left side and calls the dog to the heel position.
Escort= dog team directs a subject to a specific area. If the subject runs the dog will be sent to attack. Once the dog has received the bite the subject surrenders and the handler calls the dog off the attack. After the dog is called out and has returned to the handlers side the team remains behind the decoy to escort them to the target location and the escort is complete. If the dog is sent to attack and the decoy gives up prior to reaching the decoy the handler calls the dog off the attack. The handler will command the dog to the heel position and the escort will continue to the designated area.
Violent attacker description: A violent decoy may yell, grunt, scream, and thrash while working the dog. The attacker may run towards the dog brandishing a training tube, whip, gun or other object. Once the dog is holding the sleeve the attacker may slap the sleeve with his hand or the training tool. For advanced dogs the training will eventually transition into the decoy striking the dog lightly with the training tool. The decoy may cover the dogs eyes while the attack is occurring.
Training tube: a very light weight plastic training tool used to agitate the dog and simulate a melee weapon. It does not hurt the dog or cause injury in any way.
Bite Sleeves:We typically use two types of equipment during the training process. During the initial phases of training we begin with a rag, toy, or rope. After 1 or 2 session we make the transition into the burlap sleeve. After a the first block of training We will transition to a hidden sleeve for some attacks. This is used to demonstrate the dog will attack without visible protection equipment. This will be done during different training exercises.
Drop leash and off leash drills:
Before moving to off leash the team must prove proficient at drop leash attacks. Once the team reaches 90% reliability we make the transition into off leash attacks.
Long distance drills:
This is when an attack occurs at a distance of 20 yards or more.
Does your dog know how to defend you and your property in the Phoenix area? Are you sure? Just because your dogs barks or shows teeth to strangers does not mean he will attack or back you up in a fight. Lets face it these are dangerous times we live in. Home invasions, kidnapping and carjacking are all on the rise. Don't be a victim. Most Phoenix household pet dogs will not protect you in life or death situations. In order to be prepared you should enroll your four legged friend in one of our protection programs. Think of it like a martial arts class but for dogs. The training is suitable for most house dogs with a high prey drive or ball drive. If your dog plays tug of war with a rope then you are good to go. The training will not make your dog mean or less of a pet it will simple give the animal and handler the tools needed to act when threatened. It is for people who want the peace of mind knowing that their dog knows how to protect. Don't wait for it to happen, get the peace of mind you deserve sign up for training today.
8.Decoy search (handler searches decoy)
9.Decoy escort (Team escorts decoy)
10. Building searches
11. Kidnapping defense
12. Carjacking response
13. Home invasion drill
This training is to increase the dogs drive, aim, courage, and grip. The dog will be secured on a long line and a harness. The handler will praise the dog for encouragement and reinforcement during the training. During agitation we will also use a plastic training tube to attack the dog. The dog will receive several bites during the training.
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