My understanding is you want to provide the dog with an outlet behaviour you’ve identified as relevant for him. And that curtailing unspecific reactivity (not relevant to you or unwanted) with directed reactivity (relevant and wanted) could be a potential source of confidence and protection asset.
Here are some thoughts on your…[Read more]
Addendum: I understand an adult should always be in charge of any dog. not just a protection trained dog, but if the training doesn’t provide a stable enough dog to have children in the home, how could we trust it to have grandkids over without it being kenneled making its presence ineffectual?
I finally had a call back from a trainers assistant, and told requirements for them to take us as a client, and like to see if it is common. The trainer, who is said to have been training dogs for over 30 years, is supposed to call in next couple days. First one who called back once I said dogs were already obedience trained. I was upfront we…[Read more]