I was recently in a cultural setting where I was asked about my dog, Rocco. Rocco is my Rottweiler who has undergone extensive protection Dog Training Northern Virginia. We were engrossed in a discussion about his training and capabilities whenever we were overheard by another person.
“Oh, you shouldn’t train your pet to do that stuff. Which makes them vicious,” was her statement injected into our conversation. I was a bit taken-aback and annoyed; not merely was her comment unsolicited but it absolutely was predicated on too little knowledge. As I seriously considered it more, however, I came to realize that this is a common design of thinking. There are numerous misconceptions about protection dogs and protection dog training. I’d like to dispel a number of the myths of protection dogs and speak about protection dog training at its root to combat some of the more prevalent misinformation.
First, allow me to do a little defining. There are many terms thrown around which are often interchanged incorrectly.
Attack Dog- A poorly trained, typically anti-social, and fearful creature. Ineffective aside from looking tough.
Guard Dog- Your pet dog that’s trained to protect an area. Guard dogs in many cases are used on estates, warehouses, or open areas that want guarding. Guard dogs may or may possibly not be good with people and may or may not need obedience training.
Police Patrol Dog- A dog that is trained to work chasing down criminals. They are trained to be used on the offensive.