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Are Protection Dogs Good With Children?


how kids should interact with dogs

How Kids Should and Should Not Interact with Dogs, Any Dog, Any Breed, Protection Trained or Not

When a child is bitten by a four-legged family member, it can turn the household upside-down. Owners feel puzzled and confused. “They sleep together all the time,” they might say, or, “He’s always been really good. He even lets Timmy sit on him.” In a majority of cases, the bite seems out of the blue. The humans can’t fathom why their once-trusted companion would bite an innocent child. But anyone who reads “dog” or can see life from

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Children and Protection Dogs


Children and Protection Dogs

Children-Protection Dogs

Children-Protection Dogs

As a parent, you would do anything to protect your child. But what about the times when you cannot physically be around or times when a threat comes up unexpectedly. Even if you do not see these situations coming, or if you are unprepared for them, a protection dog will be. Protection dogs are professionally trained to serve as a faithful friend and guardian for your whole family, especially your children.

A protection dog from High-Class K9 offers the ideal combination of protective instincts and professional training with a calm, affectionate temperament that is well-suited for families with

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Five Ways a Personal Protection Dog Can Have a Positive Impact on One’s Life


Five Ways a Personal Protection Dog Can Have a Positive Impact on One’s Life

Personal Protection Positive Impact

Personal Protection Positive Impact

Unfortunately, crime is on the rise and families are looking for a variety of ways to protect themselves and their possessions. Some choose to protect their homes and businesses using sophisticated alarm systems. These security alarms are high tech as they can be controlled from a smartphone or a remote computer, and folks can hear and view anything that is happening in their home or business from anywhere in the world. Others choose to use one of the oldest and most reliable forms of protection that has been around since the beginning of mankind,

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Personal Protection Dogs Increase Safety


Personal Protection Dogs Increase Safety

Personal Protection Dogs Increase Safety

Personal Protection Dogs Increase Safety

Dogs can be more than just man’s best friend. As dogs have evolved over time, they have developed a love and loyalty to their owner. This loyalty has been the basis for deep friendships between dogs and their owners for many years, including a natural instinct protect said owner in whatever situation may arise. 

Protecting the Community

Police departments use well trained K9s for protection and to help track down missing persons. Police also use K9 protection dogs to track and take down criminals. A dog’s sense of smell is remarkably superior to ours.

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Common Misconceptions About Personal Protection Dogs


Common Misconceptions About Personal Protection Dogs

Misconceptions Personal Protection Dogs

Misconceptions Personal Protection Dogs

There are any number of major misconceptions that people have about personal protection dog training (PPD). Many of those preconceived ideas are based on a modicum of facts that have been clouded over the years by personal feelings with a little fiction thrown in. On top of that, the Internet provides a ton of both good and bad information. Much of it can be trusted, but most of it can’t. So, what are those misconceptions and what are the real answers? Well, here are just a few:

My Own Untrained Dog Can Protect Me

Everyone’s

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Personal Protection Dogs: Better Than a Gun or Alarm System?


Personal Protection Dogs: Better Than a Gun or Alarm System?

Protection Dog vs Gun

Protection Dog vs Gun

Few things are as terrifying as having your own safety or the safety of your family threatened by a violent person. Even the thought of this kind of danger can be quite disconcerting. Learning of a home invasion or assault in your community may have you considering what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Perhaps you have considered getting an alarm system or purchasing a gun. Another option you should consider is a personal or estate protection dog. Ensuring your personal safety and the safety of your family

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Is Your Family Protected? Get A Protection Dog


Is Your Family Protected? Get A Protection Dog

family protection dog

family protection dog

It is fairly common nowadays to observe children or adults go out accompanied by a protection dog of some sort. These dogs are not only their best friend, but also served as a warning system and deterrent for any criminal that might think of their individual. Dogs not only are equipped with a formidable set of teeth, but their barking helps warn people in the immediate area to watch for danger and to possibly get help.

Today, dogs are not welcome in many buildings, events or schools for various reasons. If the dogs are trained, regularly

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The German Shepherd: Your Personal Bodyguard


German Shepherd Personal Bodyguard

German Shepherd Personal Bodyguard

The Shepherd breed whether we speak about German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds or Belgian Malinois are all famous for their strength, intelligence and loyalty. Originally bred as working dogs for farmers in the 1800s, their unique skill set proved invaluable in the world conflicts of the early 20th century. This led to their widespread adoption by both military and police forces all over the world as well as their appearance in film and television. Their intelligence and eagerness to please their masters makes them ideal working animals, and their medium to large size and

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The Pros and Cons of Protection Dogs


The Pros and Cons of Protection Dogs

If you are worried about your safety and security at home, you are not alone, and you have plenty of reasons to be concerned since according to the FBI in 2014 there were approximately 1.2 million violent crimes reported nationwide including over 14,000 murders, 80,000 rapes and over 8 million property crimes. The chilling fact is that most of these heinous crimes happened right at home. There are many steps that you can take to secure your home, such as investing in a home alarm system, updating your landscape lighting and more but how

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Can a Sport Dog Protect


The short answer is yes some can but not without further training, while others simply cannot.

The truth is that dog sports or disciplines like Shutzhund (IPO), French Ring etc offer us the ONLY standard in our industry. In our opinion, the best protection trained dog you can have is one that was taught all the bases using sports-based training without necessarily being titled or even having compete. Here is why:

A dog with sports-based foundation training has been very through and detailed training since the intent is to compete in very stringent and highly competitive sports where dogs win or loose by fractions

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The American Bully


The American Bully is a happy, outgoing, stable and confident dog. They are gentle and loving toward people. Good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and an affectionate family pet. Almost always obedient, this dog wants nothing more than to please its master. It can be an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of life. This breed possesses the loyalty and stability of the American Pit Bull Terrier while retaining the sociable, amiable, and outgoing temperament of the American Staffordshire Terrier. This unique breed is noted for displaying extreme tolerance with children and an overwhelming eagerness to please its family.

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Critical Periods in Puppy Development


Neonatal Period (0-12 Days):

The puppy responds only to warmth, touch, and smell. He cannot regulate body functions such as temperature and elimination.

Transition Period (13 – 20 Days):

Eyes and ears are open, but sight and hearing are limited. Tail wagging begins and the puppy begins to control body functions.

Awareness Period (21 – 28 Days):

Sight and hearing functions well. The puppy is learning that he is a dog and has a great deal of need for a stable environment.

 

Canine Socialization Period (21 – 49 Days):

Interacting with his mother and littermates, the pup learns various canine behaviors. He is now aware of the

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How to Introduce your New Dog to your Existing Dogs


Our dogs will have obedience training and they will listen to you but as a well known dog trainer once said “A dog can love you and not respect you”.

People often think they can just bring a new dog home and let the dogs work things out themselves because their dogs are not aggressive. In some cases yes this can work but reality is that dog fights are possible and unless you take the proper steps you could find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. It has nothing to do with the new dog been protection trained or even the

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How a Dog Improves Home Security


Improving home security is relatively easy. Increasing your security outside the home imposes different challenges.

Experts were asked about home security. Jack MacLean (Secrets of a Superthief) reports the results of a survey of over 300 prison inmates who’d been convicted of burglary or other residential crimes. Three of the questions were about dogs and home security:

Would dogs scare you away?

65% said that dogs of good size and unfriendly persuasion would scare them away
35% said no dog would scare them away.
Based on reassessment of responses, MacLean concludes that over 95% would indeed be scared away

What would scare you away from a

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Women and Protection Dogs


Women and Protection Dogs

A professionally trained protection dog can be an excellent companion for a woman. As a matter of fact, a significant number of our customers are women or husbands looking for added security for their at home wives and even fathers looking for that extra protection for their gone-away-to college daughter.

Our dogs are socialized and worked around women and can be custom trained for your specific lifestyle. Whether you are active or sedentary, single or married, mother or not,  who enjoys walking, hiking, jogging, taking the baby on the stroller or just been at home, we can match and custom train a

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Establishing Yourself As Pack Leader


Dogs need love and affection but also a dominant, alpha leader; a being who is calm and strong-minded. Just like a corporate structure where there are managers  vice presidents presidents and so forth each with clearly defined obligations and limitations it needs to be clear to your dog what his place is in his pack and is your job as alpha to make this clear. Dogs crave this leadership and guidance instinctively. Unstable insecure humans make unstable insecure dogs. Dogs don’t respond to commands from a human who lacks confidence. A good pack leader does not correct his dog

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Temperament vs Character


Dogs, like humans, are individuals. There are two sides to personality, one is temperament and the other character. Temperament is a configuration of inclinations, while character is a configuration of habits. Character is disposition, temperament pre-disposition. Temperament is the inborn form of a dog’s nature; character, the emergent form. So temperament they are born with, while character is developed through interaction with the environment.

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Owning a Dog Is Linked to Reduced Heart Risk


After reviewing the evidence, the American Heart Association has concluded that dog ownership, in particular, may lower heart disease risk.

The nation’s largest cardiovascular health organization has a new message for Americans: Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease.

The unusual message was contained in a scientific statement published on Thursday by the American Heart Association, which convened a panel of experts to review years of data on the cardiovascular benefits of owning a pet. The group concluded that owning a dog, in particular, was “probably associated” with a reduced risk of heart disease.

People who own dogs certainly have more

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Why Get a Protection Trained Dog


The market for personal protection dogs no longer just consist of police departments, or millionaires. Husbands & housewives, single men & women account for significant percentage of customers who seek a quality yet affordable trained protection dog.

I too was once oblivious and blissfully ignorant to the crime around me and the vicious nature of home invasion robberies that happen EACH and EVERYDAY in this country. A declining economy, increasing unemployment and poverty influence an increase in robberies, home invasions, rape and other heinous crimes. The disturbing reality is that a violent crime occurs every five minutes and a burglary occurs every

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A Brief History Of The Dutch Shepherd Dog


A Brief History Of The Dutch Shepherd Dog

Orlando Florida Dutch Shepherd Dog

Orlando Florida Dutch Shepherd Dog

The “Dutch Shepherd” or “Hollandse Herder” as it is known in its homeland, the Netherlands, is an FCI registered breed. The official breed club (Nederlandse Herdershonden Club’) was founded in the Netherlands in 1898, and similar to the Belgian Shepherd, the Dutch Shepherd comes in different varieties. The three varieties are – short coat, long coat and rough coat. The short coat and long coats come in either gold or silver brindle while the rough coat can come in gold and silver brindle as well as salt and pepper.

In the late

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Our Dutch Shepherds


Our Dutch Shepherds

Our Dutch Shepherd line is 10 years old and started with fine imports from Holland like Harry, Bono, Rudie , Tommy Luken, Arras Pegge and Rudie Pegge. Our line is specifically bred, selected and trained for family and personal protection although it could excel at any sport and even police work.

The Dutch Shepherd (Hollandse Herder) is a true working dog, medium in size, fiercely loyal to its pack, highly intelligent and independent, yet totally trustworthy and reliable.  It’s coat is black with streaks of grey or gold, enough to intimidate and ward off any predators. They are as intelligent as the German

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How To Introduce Your New Dog To Your Existing Cat


How To Introduce Your New Dog To Your Existing Cat

First and foremost your dog should be obedience trained and at least know the recall (come command) off leash.

Yes its true that many dogs & cats get along very well. Its usually dogs that are gentle and friendly and dont have a high predatory drive. If they were raised together since babies the odds improve. Even those dogs who do chase small prey outdoors can often learn not to chase or harm cats indoors once they’ve grown accustomed to their household cats as family members. It may actually take longer for your cat to accept the new dog than the

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Military Working Dog


Military Working Dog

Some of our customers are Veteran Military-Working-Dog Handlers and I have to say they are the most proud dog owners I’ve ever met.

Most of their dogs were trained to sniff out the enemy, sense an ambush or locate explosive devices. Their dogs burrowed through trenches to deliver medical supplies in World War I. They tracked enemy fighters in the Vietnamese foothills. Their amazing senses of sight, sound and smell often saved their handlers live as well as the lives of fellow soldiers in modern war times. These dogs were more than man’s best friend so its understandable how a proud

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Is The Controversial eCollar The Most Humane Training Collar Afterall


According to a recent 194 page european research study dissertation, YES, the electronic remote collar or invisible leash, is more humane and more effective than the Pinch/Prong/Choke type collars.

The “pinch or choke collar’’ is a standard tool or piece of equipment traditionally used in dog training and widely used by dog owners. An alternative method is the ‘’electronic training collar’’, however, it remains a highly controversial issue. On one hand, supporters claim that electronic training collars, when used properly, are safer than the mechanical training aids and, further, they have no adverse effects at all. Opponents, on the other hand,

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I Want a Personal Protection Dog for my Family – Do I Have to Get a Puppy?


No, you DO NOT and probably SHOULD NOT get a puppy if your ultimate goal is to have a family personal defense or protection dog and here are some reasons why…

With a pup you simply dont know what you are getting. Its like a human baby, how do you look at one and determine if its college material or not, good doctor, musician or lawyer? How does one tell if the human baby will have a good character or personality or temperament? By his parents??? Well, we all know that’s not always the case. Sometimes the apple falls close to

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Top 8 Best Protection Dogs


Top 8 Best Protection Dogs

Here are some of the most popular dog breeds that are considered the best protection dogs due to their innate defense and protective instincts. Bare in mind that just because a dog is of the mentioned breed it does not mean that the dog will be a good candidate for protection work much less family protection and the opposite is also true, a dog breed may not be on my list and it may produce excellent protection dogs. As you can see from our dog inventory, we are not breed specific. While we do believe that there are certain dog

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Understanding Dogs Drives & How It Affects Behavior


Understanding Dogs Drives & How It Affects Behavior

By understanding your dogs temperament or personality you will be able to effectively communicate and handle your dog. You are going to invest a significant amount of money in a professionally trained dog and we suggest you invest a little time to understand dog behavior. In this article we will discuss a dog’s DRIVES.

All dogs have certain basic drives, which are internal mechanisms that push the dog into taking specific action or to behave in a certain way. Drives are the energy that stimulates a dog to act instinctively, For example, when you throw a ball and your dog chases

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Children & Protection Dogs


Children & Protection Dogs

A professionally trained protection dog is a working animal that with proper introduction will bond with the family and can be safe and affectionate around children. In addition, they are well balanced,  confident in nature and do not see children as a threat nor would they bite out of fear.

When you buy a “Family” Protection dog from HighClassK9 you can be assured that the dog has shown to tolerate and like children. Not all dogs, trained or not, like children. Our dogs will bond with your children and protect them with their own life.

For successful bonding with the new family, specially children,

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