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by Centurian on 15 April 2019 - 22:04

I'll start by stating that my intention is to tell you get a protective dog or to convince you not to have a dog with the ability to protect you . That would be critical of me having trained personal perotections dogs for myself and police dogs. But I do want you to think or re-think what you are asking yourself to undertake.

Once a dog is capable of protecting , whether having learned formally or informally to intervene on your behalf then , no matter what anone lese has to say about this , the dog is no longer ever, ever , ever a family pet companion or sport dog. The dog is a 24/7 weapon, a deadly weapon ! If you want a dog to truly protect you , then the dog will not play with other dogs [ because his center should be all you /family . With the exception of letting children always be approachable to the dog , you have him become indifferent to all other people and you will be keeping his suspicious level towards other people outside your social circle high . To be friends to all will no longer be his purpose. There lies a very high litigation consideration of having such a capable dog too. Dogs make mistakes ...thay are not robots . This type of dog requires incredalby intense and precise teaching and control .The dog must be quite discernable and should never ever be allowed to make any decision by himslef - no naything without being told to do so [ unless you have the undertanding with the dog that in certain situations the dog has unspoken permission to encounter - this must explicitly be taught to the dog] . He will have the training and capability[ formally or informally ] to a level that not even somewhat experienced dog people can undertake / handle.
Other considerations : The dog will not and cannot be with you every moment of your life - will it ? And the fact of life is that any person, is capable of anything, at any time and at any place. That is just a fact of life. Dogs do not stop bullets nor hidden knives . They cannot help you if they are contained or if they are not with you . When we trained with police officers they carried a remote that would automatically dispatch the dog from the cruiser if the dog has access to them when in danger. You will not be driving around with a remote dispatched capable vehicle and you have to get out of the vehicle at some point without a dog. That is just one circumstance - but the point is made.
When people call me for a dog that will protect them , I discuss tmuch with them : all the pros and cons to owning a dog that will protect them.
I always tell people that they should learn how to protect themselves .. Everyone IOMP should know how to protect themselves. I just came from Home Depot and had 7 GS in my truck . She asked why I had a whistle on my key chain. I told her that it was a marine life saver whistle that I use for my dogs and that I use if I think I am going to be in danger. I advise everyone to take some self defense lessons. And I do not mean the hokey pokey sports martial arts taught often today. You have to learn real to life protecting. One does not have to be super strong , super big. I can teach a twelve year old girl in a split second to kill someone if her life was on the line. But part of defending yourself is using you heand/ mind. Also one has to have the mental awareness / situational awareness .
If someone is ever forced into a vehcile , 99% of the time , that person will never ever be seen alive again . What woud happen if you were forced into a vehicle when your dog could not be with you ? I cannot express in a post why and how you can should learn to protect yourself no matter who you are. I don't care how many lbs / kg you are .... you can take someone's eyes out as fast and as easy as any one else in the right moment. If somethinghappens to your dog , you need back up - yourself ..
Another consideration [ if it is allowable where you live, some contires I know in Europe have very very strict laws about guns and fighting !!]. But anyway, another consideration is to learn to shoot a pistol - anyone can learn and today the sights on then are incredible. Especially the dot sight or the laser sightings. Point and shoot . In my state 10 year olds are taught to shoot pistols and rifles. Take a course for your concelaed weapons permit. I have friends at 60 years old that never fired a shot in their lives ,who took a course and now they carry . Excuse the expression , little old men and ladies , they are . What do you do if someone attacks you and kills your dog ? Most often .... what people need to know that in a public open place , if there is one perpetrator there is a second or third one too . Again if your dog gets maimed , injured or dead , what then ?
I am not tunnel visioned nor do I get all wound up tight about canines . Everyone on this thread so far commented about working line dog .. great .. I Always told people in my canine classes : the dog is 50% of the equation , but the other 50% of that equation is the owner [ a very very important part of the equation indeed - the dog's life depends juast as much on the ownrer/handler , just as an officer always protects his dog ].
I have had 30 GS in my lifetime and some police capable and Personal protection GS at that So , I am not telling you to get a dog to protect you nor am I trying to talk you out of getting a GS for ptrotection. I used to teach a Home Alert : a ' Turn on / Turn Off Deterent scenario " for home security .
My message to you is that if you think and feel that you need protection , then dam well cover all your bases and protect yourself ... don't just think that this is covered by having a dog all the time. My message is to thi k your decision through .

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