They're more than personal protection dogs

These dogs are a fit for your whole family

Our protection-trained dogs graduate from the world’s most advanced family protection program. Part of our commitment to personal protection dog training is making our dogs accessible to those most likely to be threatened: women and children.

At Protection Dogs Plus, we believe every man, woman and child has the right to be safe in their homes and communities. Our personal protection dogs will defend that right for your family.

Crime is an everyday occurrence and anyone can be a victim. For this reason,
we offer personal protection dogs as an accessible and effective means of deterring any threat. In other words, your protection dog is with you when law enforcement, alarms and firearms are not.

There is an undeniable disparity between the number of male and female crime victims. According to statistics from the Bureau of Justice, compared to men, women are:

  • More likely to be targets of crime.
  • Over 4 times more likely to be raped.
  • Almost twice as likely to be victims of aggravated assault, and 8 times more likely to be victims of simple assault.
  • Three times more likely to become victims of stalking (victims generally know the perpetrator).
  • Three times more likely to become victims of stalking (victims generally know the perpetrator).

In addition, we were shocked to learn that most female murder victims are killed by someone they know; often times a spouse or partner (or former spouse or partner).

In order to create a training program that provides our most vulnerable clients with peace of mind and state of the art protection, our female clients and staff members have given us valuable input about what they want and need from a personal protection dog.

BUT WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS.
We go above and beyond providing dependable protection at all times. Our dogs are also loving, fun companions for you and your family.

Your dog will be ready to protect if needed. But we also make personal protection dog ownership fun, so you’ll enjoy having your dog by your side.

OUR MATCHING PROCESS

Our matching process plays a big role in ensuring that your dog becomes part of your family and a seamless part of your daily routine. We spend time getting to know you and asking about your lifestyle so that we can match you with a dog that can go with you to the office, onto a hiking trail, around town or wherever you may go.

When children are involved, we take incredible care to match the perfect dog with the family. We recognize that there’s no bond stronger than that of a mother and her child, and it is critical for the mother to trust the dog. Rest assured, our clients consistently report that they trust their family protection dogs completely, and to a much greater degree than dogs they’ve had in the past.

Protection Dogs Plus is a family business; we train the dogs in our own home with our own young children.

During delivery, we can teach your children how to give commands to your protection dog. The nature of commands we teach to your children are up to you.

  • Clients with younger children often choose to start out with obedience commands only.
  • In other cases, we’re asked to work with children on exercises like “protective escape”. In this exercise, the dog will bark and show aggression toward a threat while maintaining a tight circle around the handler. The dog will only bite if another command is given or if the threat tries to break the barrier and harm the child. This allows the child or adult handler to escape from a dangerous situation without sending the dog to bite.
  • If you feel your child is mature enough, we can work with them on any of the dog’s commands; even advanced protection exercises such as handling multiple attackers.

For example, when we delivered Hans to his new family in Idaho, we were able to transfer full handler control to their young daughters. You’ll get a glimpse at the training process in the video.

This is how we make sure your dog is 100% family-friendly and safe:
  • Our dogs go through every conceivable temperament test; we don’t leave anything to chance.
  • We hand select dogs with loving personalities, and we never assume that our dogs would turn the other cheek when a toddler pulls a tail or smacks the head. We carefully supervise our dogs with children to be sure parents never have to worry about leaving their kids alone with their companion.
  • We make sure everyone in your family, including your children, are completely comfortable and happy with your dog.
  • Our Protection Dogs Plus questionnaire will help us to match your family with the ideal dog. This also helps us to customize the training specifically for your family’s needs.Your personal protection dog will learn to follow your lead — even if you’ve never owned a dog before.You don’t have to be a dog trainer to handle our protection dogs. From the language of their commands to the exact tones of your speaking voice, we tailor the training for you. By the end of the delivery, anyone in your family can handle one of our fully trained personal protection dogs. You’ll understand powerful dog-training principles that allow you to both enjoy and maintain your dog’s obedience, companionship and protection training.Let us know what you’re looking for in the best protection dog for your family.