Demand for dogs capable of carrying out protective service does not decline, as well as demand for trainers. This is where a funny collision arises: on the one hand, some breeders and kennel owners try to accustom the layman to the next myth that cool dogs do not need to learn good lines – all science is in their blood, and in extreme situations, genetic mechanisms work, accurate as a swiss watch. On the other hand, most trainers claim that every dog should be taught at least the general training course, this is like a letter for a person. It seems to sound logical …
First, let’s define the terminology. Although the phrase “bodyguard dog” is quite common, I would still prefer to use the term “protective dog” in cases where the task of the dog is to guard the owner, or “guard dog” when it comes to protecting the territory.
So what is, in my understanding, a protective dog? Continue reading