If you answered yes, the next question is what do you expect your dog to do, once the training is complete?
There are many levels of protection dog training, each with their own minimum standard of competency.
Our intention in training is to ensure, first and foremost, safety and reliability in the performance outcome of the dog.
The following process occurs:
1. Assessment – Is your dog naturally capable of handling the protection dog training regime?
2. Decide on the training level needed to meet your goals – No need for military level training if you just want a protection dog while you’re jogging.
3. Develop the training plan – A plan that suits your work commitments and designed for your family lifestyle.
4. Conduct the program – This is based on the above training plan time frames.
5. Test capability – Once the training is completed we test in a real world scenario just how competent your dog is.
At the very least your dog will benefit from and enjoy some robust training exercises. At the risk of sounding anthropomorphic it is like taking an angry street kid in and training him in a martial art. He will learn to control his anger, he will become more calm and will not react to stimulus that poses no threat.
Many of our clients have initially felt that if they ask a trainer to train their dog to perform a protection role they are being irresponsible. This is because of a blanket understanding promoted, by some well-intentioned but inexperienced people in the dog world today that protection training = uncontrolled dangerous aggression. However when the description of a well-trained protection dog is discussed fully, the client feels more at ease with this type of training.
If the trainer knows what they are doing the dog will be a safe, reliable asset to your family rather than a liability.
In my opinion every dog that is part of a family dynamic should have a role that benefits the family. Sometimes, for example, it is a companion role , sometimes it is an assistance role and many times it is protection role. Your dog may be the perfect candidate for a role as head of security.
Your WorkSmart™ Program is individually designed for you so the actual training exercises conducted will vary from client to client. However what will happen in all WorkSmart™ Programs is the training is conducted by experienced, certified trainers who know exactly how to achieve the results needed. Quality assurance is provided via the assessment and testing protocols we utilize in our business, overseen by our Head Trainer. See Bio here.
The length of time required to train your dog in the WorkSmart™ Program will depend once again on requirement. We will outline timelines and associated costs for you prior to you agreeing to our dog training services.
The benefits include:
1. You are making the right decision on the type of training you think you need, before we even start the program and
2. full support post training to ensure your dog does what it is supposed to do.
Simply phone The K9 Centre on 1300 CALL K9 (2255 59) or and leave you details and your local trainer will contact you to discuss your training requirements.
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