“When we decided to have Aspen join the family, it was the best decision we had ever made.
We have had the worst luck when it came to dogs. Training had never been anything we were good at….ever. Potty training, obedience….you name it, we can’t do it! We were looking for a dog that was 100% kid friendly. We wanted a dog that wasn’t going to jump on the kids, or play and bite in a rough manner. We needed a dog that was already housebroken and trained in obedience. We found so much more than that.
We researched several companies over the last year and made contact with many of them; some of which never returned our call. Other websites we looked at were old and outdated. The Protection Dogs Plus website stays updated so we were able to go through it and see any changes that had been made. We ultimately decided to go with them for several reasons. When we contacted Protection Dogs Plus, the owner Khaled actually called us back and answered every question we had. He was readily available to talk to and we never felt like we were bothering him with our questions, and believe me we had a ton of them. We never felt any pressure to purchase a dog.
We decided on Aspen. Before delivery, Khaled would call us with updates on Aspen and even sent us a video of him. At delivery, they were very professional and explained every command and behavior to the extreme and never rushed our training. Their main objective was to make sure every family member felt comfortable around Aspen and worked with us until we felt good handling him with obedience and protection.
We had very high expectations for a dog of that quality and price so I wasn’t willing to accept anything less than what Khaled promised Aspen to be. Of course, I had doubts due to the bad dog experiences in the past. Not only did Aspen meet our expectations, he exceeded them in every way. Aspen’s obedience is flawless and his protection work is superior. He is the perfect fit to our family. We instantly bonded with Aspen and our shih-tzu even loves him!
We are so happy with Aspen and our decision to trust Protection Dogs Plus with placing him with us. We will never purchase another dog from anyone other than Protection Dogs Plus.” —Josh D., Oklahoma
Why would I want my personal protection dog to know tricks?
Our personal protection dogs are one of the best layers of security you can rely on. They have the ability to detect and defuse a dangerous situation before it escalates. We’re realistic about the fact that 99% of the time, the dogs we offer for sale will be working as trusty sidekicks and not baring their teeth at bad guys. Our priority is making sure that should the day ever come when you are in a dangerous situation, that you have a trained bodyguard at your side at every possible moment. How do we do that? By making it a daily joy to have a personal protection dog!
The cornerstone of that effort is our advanced off-leash obedience training, powered by First Choice Canine’s proven obedience training system. Once your dog is walking by your side and hanging off your every word, you won’t think twice about bringing your dog with you on trips into town, vacations, or anywhere else you might be.
Tricks are the cherry on top: trick training is a great opportunity for your family to have fun bonding time with your dog while reinforcing his or her obedience. If someone is intimidated by the sight of a well built German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois protection dog and you don’t want them to be—in the case of a nervous friend, for example—you can help set their mind at ease by running through a trick routine. This will illustrate that your personal protection dog is highly trained and good natured, not something that any honest person needs to fear.
What kind of tricks are possible?
Lots of them! Some examples include speak, roll, spin, walk backwards, and “fetch a beer.”
Recently, we delivered protection dogs to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including a pair of Belgian Malinois who can be seen here showing off at their new home outside of Dubai (Abu Dhabi).
Belgian Malinois protection dogs show off their ‘beg’ command in the UAE
Which of your protection dogs for sale know tricks?
Trick training depends completely on the natural ability of the dog, and keep in mind we’re talking about a completely different skill set than personal protection. Just as you wouldn’t expect every Secret Service agent to be able to play classical guitar, don’t expect that each dog is capable of the same tricks. If you see a dog that interests you and want to know where he or she stands with trick training, send us a message today. You can even request special tricks and we’ll let you know if it’s possible or not.
Already have one of our trained protection dogs and want to add some tricks to his or her arsenal? Get in touch with us about additional training.
We will often train and list a dog for a lower training level than he or she is capable of completing. We do this in the interest of offering more variety in our selection. If you are considering one of our protection dogs for sale but would prefer him/her to have a higher level of training, please contact us to see if the dog you have selected is eligible or currently undergoing further training.
Our personal protection dogs trained at this level represent a tremendous value: total off-leash obedience and great on-leash protection.
On your command, these dogs are capable of turning on aggressively toward a threat, turning off, biting and releasing.
Guardian and Guardian Plus
Our Guardian and Guardian Plus protection dogs take functional protection off-leash. This has some huge key benefits. For example:
• You can call your dog to protect you from another room.
• Your dog is trained in defending against weapons and fighting a threat with his/her entire body.
• Your family can make a safe retreat while your dog remains engaged with the threat.
• Your dog can be left in charge of guarding your car or home.
• Your dog can be sent at an attacker over a great distance and be recalled at any moment.
The advantage of the Guardian Plus training level is that it includes our most advanced exercises.
• Multiple Attackers: In a situation with 2 or more attackers, you can direct your dog to the most prominent threat.
• Stealth Mode: There are times when your gut tells you that a situation is unsafe even when there are no visible causes for concern. In this situation, you can switch your protection dog into a state of silent, heightened preparedness. Without showing aggression overtly, your dog will be ready for anything.
• Guard Specific Area: Even without the physical boundaries of a car or a room, you can direct your protection dog to watch over a specific object or area (such as the bottom of the stairs).
Depending on the natural ability of the dog, you can also request that tricks be added to any of our training levels. Examples of tricks you can request are: Spin, Roll Over, Beg, Bow, Stand, Walk Backwards, Weave Between Legs and Fetch a Beer.
We will handle the entire process, from walking you through selection to booking flights to Lagos, Nigeria and delivering your protection dogs with a complete handler and integration training. For more information on how this process works, click the link below.
We will soon be delivering two German Shepherd protection dogs to the area of Lagos, Nigeria: Rex and Falco. These are dogs trained at our Guardian Plus level, which means that these dogs are given our most complete off-leash protection training, including stealth mode, handling multiple attackers, and guarding a specific area. (Click here for a glossary of these terms and more).
In addition to working independently, it was important to our client that the dogs be trained to work cooperatively in a protection scenario. This gives his family the flexibility of using a dog for home protection and taking the other out for errands.
The Benefits of Training Personal Protection Dogs in Pairs: When Two Protection Dogs Are Better Than One
Kidnappings Threaten Travelers to Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and More
Believe it or not, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois with thicker coats are not a bad fit for hot climates. Their fur acts as an insulator to keep their bodies both from getting too cold and from overheating. Despite their low maintenance qualities, when we deliver personal protection dogs to Texas homes, we stress the importance of providing plenty of shade, airflow and water to any outside guard dogs.
A Texas protection dog is much more likely to find himself tackling a threat in the great outdoors than a protection dog in New York. This is another place where our outdoor work proves its worth. We get the dogs used to covering all kinds of terrain, going over natural obstacles and searching for a threat in thick wooded areas. The dogs are conditioned to track movements with their eyes, ears and noses.
This protection dog training video shows a variety of outdoor situations, including bitework in the woods, tree climbing and jumping over obstacles. In one example, Eteo, a Belgian Malinois trained for protection, jumps over a stream in the woods that would take a human significantly more time and effort to cross. In another, he scales a steep ledge with ease, proving yet again that a fully trained protection dog can run circles around a human criminal! A protection dog's speed, paired with his sharp sense, means that he can cover and guard the kind of expansive properties that our clients in Texas tend to have.
Snakes are a fact of life in Texas, and creatures like the Texas Coral Snake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Southern Copperhead and Western Coppermouth pose a grave danger to humans and dogs alike. One training exercise we recommend to owners of protection dogs in TX, FL, NC, GA and other southern states is snake alert and avoidance. Using docile, non-venemous snakes, we are able to teach our personal protection dogs to identify and avoid snakes to keep them safe from harm.
See more of our training exercises in our protection dog videos, and read about what some of our more advanced commands mean here.