Posts By: Colton Fitzgerald

Dangerous Over-Vaccination Is On The Rise

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Annual Vaccination for protection dogs- Over Vaccination

In this article, we’re going to be talking about a pretty contentious issue: the annual vaccination / over-vaccination of personal protection dogs. Not only is annual vaccination / over-vaccination unnecessary, but it also causes harm to your family protection dog. Despite what we know (or don’t know) about the risk, this procedure has been seen… Read more »

Top 10 Myths About Pet Food and Nutrition

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Pet Food and Nutrition

Pet food is a huge industry in America, and marketers strive to push the latest formula or so-called prescription diet on dog owners every day. Whether you have trained protection dogs or a fluffy lapdog, finding the right food contributes greatly to its overall health and well-being. Weed through the many myths surrounding what role… Read more »

History of the Doberman Protection Dog

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Doberman Protection Dog

Seeing the sleek, strong image of today’s Dobermans, it is clear why the breed has become the quintessential personal protection dogs. The first Dobermans however, did not resemble their modern counterparts. Exactly when and how the Doberman came to be is not clear. It is thought that they were the first breed in Germany in… Read more »

What are the Risks of Spay and Neuter?

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There are many reasons to think of adding a protection dog to your household. In contemplating the benefits of personal protection dogs you might also consider the long-term health of those dogs. You make all the health care decisions for your dog, everything from decisions about their diet to medical procedures, like sterilization, spay and… Read more »

History of German Rottweiler Protection Dog

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Rottweiler Protection Dog Training

The intelligent, loyal and protective Rottweiler is a familiar breed of protection dog to many, and are of particular interest to people interested in protection dogs who are known to be excellent at guarding both people and property. The sturdy Rottweiler is considered a working breed, so it makes sense that these dogs are happiest… Read more »

The Bouvier Dog: A History of an Intelligent, Athletic and Loyal Canine

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The Bouvier Breed: Personal Protection Dogs with a Rich History Although it may be difficult to imagine, it turns out that monasteries may be the ancestral home of the Bouvier dog – specifically, Flemish monasteries. It’s important to remember that, back in the Middle Ages, monasteries were constantly under threat from outside invaders. Since these… Read more »

Origins of the Malinois Protection Dog

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Malinois Protection Dog

The Belgian Malinois breed is originally from Belgium and has traditionally been used primarily to herd cattle and sheep. Along with herding, this breed is particularly adept at things like obedience, agility, Schutzhund, tracking, and guard work. September 29, 1981, was when the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club was originally formed. On November 15th of that… Read more »

How to Housebreak your Puppy Protection Dog

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The process of housebreaking a new puppy often leaves anxious new owners trembling in their shoes, but it does not have to be this way. You have nature working on your side, so with a little work, you will be successful very quickly. Puppies Are Naturally Housebroken Puppies eat and defecate within minutes of being… Read more »

History of the Border Patrol Protection Dog

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Border Patrol Protection Dog

As trainers, we know that a protection dog must have a certain combination of traits in order to excel in their role. Certain bloodlines have been bred to have a higher concentration of desirable traits, including the right temperament, sufficient pain tolerance, physical strength and endurance, a lightweight bone structure, speed and stamina, and similar… Read more »