The Levels of Training
Available for any age or any breed.
- Basic Obedience
- Advanced Obedience
Defensive Determent or Home Guardian Levels
- Area protection
- Guard attack
- Vehicle protection
Attack Dog Versus Protector
do not train "attack dogs” at Lauren Hood’s World of Dogs. We
develop “natural protectors”. Most people are familiar with the
idea of “attack dogs”. The behavior of such dogs usually comes from
the old military style of training or old police dog way of
training. To some extent these methods usually involve nothing more
than hitting, intimidating the animal too bring out the aggression.
This creates a “fear biter” and destroys the stability of the
animal. In the 60’s when there were many riots they brought many
"police dogs" there were just as many "handlers" bitten as rioters.
The reason this happened is because the dogs were totally unstable
due to improper training. A “natural protector” is never hit to
bring out aggressiveness. The animal gets to win victories which
increases its confidence level. “Victories” are provided for the
dog at age appropriate times. As the dog’s emotional maturity
increases so does the dog’s "victories". Temperament is structured
as the dog is maturing because a dog has to have a certain amount of
maturity to have the proper judgment on how to use its aggression.
“Attack” dogs stay highly stressed and they are constantly looking
for a bite whether it be an older person, a woman, or a child. The
dog has no “judgment”. A “Natural Protector” is never hit at any
time to raise its confidence level ... therefore it stays stable.
The victories that the animal wins will increase its self
confidence. There are 4 reasons a dog will bite; to protect
themselves, to protect their den members (whether the dog is with a
dog pack or human pack), to protect their den and to protect their
territory. The dog has to have enough self confidence though to
take care of itself and to be able to take care of the other areas,
so the first thing dealt with in developing a “natural protector” is
developing more self-confidence, not meanness.
Two different phases of temperament ... Defense and Offense.
A defensive dog, if threatened, would show teeth,
growl, bark or otherwise use intimidating behavior ... it would not
bite, just threaten. Offense is if someone or something did
threaten the dog put up its front the person didn’t need that
warning and proceeded to show direct intent going through the animal
that the dog would bite. Dogs trained using the old military style
or the old police method are completely unbalanced. That is why
those methods cannot be used in society. Those methods produce
“lawsuit” animals. A lot of “dog trainers” promote those old
methods. You want your dog to be able to take care of you and your
family, property, home, business etc., but you also want your dog to
be safe to be around people and children.
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