Tuesday, October 19, 2010
With all that aside, let's talk about what protection training is. Not to be confused with Schutzhund, which is an actual sport based on bite work, tracking and obedience, protection is top notch obedience combined with any act of defense from the dog. When we say top notch, we're talking about your dog being able to perform an off leash down at the drop of a hat, before the hat hits the ground. You must have control over your dog at any given moment. Imagine your dog at full speed, chasing his favorite toy. You should be able to yell out, "COME!", one time and have that dog flying back in your direction.