• Teresa Stanczak

    July 12, 2011 at 3:49 am


    Welcome to the Forums and Thanks for your patience in awaiting our response!

    While it is true that Neopolitans are protective as a breed, and the qualities that are necessary for a good protection dog may be present in your dog, proper training is a MUST.
    Training with a tug alone will not teach a dog the necessary tools to be properly protection trained for a real life situation.
    The link below is to a blog that talks about the downfalls of training dogs for sport (ie to a sleeve and not for real life scenarios similar to training with just a tug). http://selfhelpdogtraining.com/wordpress/?p=262
    A properly trained protection dog should not only be able to show aggression but most importantly know when and where it is appropriate . Control, boundries and structure are important for any dog with strong protective instincts especially one who is protection trained.

    I hope this answers your questions!