How to Prepare Your Dog for Guard Dog Training
How to Prepare Your Dog for Guard Dog Training.
Protect your home and family–and provide
them with a loving friend– by giving them
the gift of a guard dog.
You will need Dog Basic obedience training
Treats Property boundaries and consistency.
Pick the right breed of dog.
German shepherds and Doberman Pinschers make
the best guard dogs due to their protective
However, even gentle dogs can be good guard
dogs with the proper training.
Remember that guard dogs are a form of security,
like an alarm, but they are not attack dogs.
Socialize your dog before beginning guard-dog
Socialization is the process of getting the
dog used to loud noises, such as traffic and
thunderstorms, and getting them to recognize
family and friends.
This way the dog will be able to discern between
normal and threatening scenarios.
Give your dog basic obedience training.
Going to classes and teaching your dog to
follow basic obedience rules will establish
you as the leader.
Start your dog’s training at an early age.
This gives the dog a better chance to learn
new things before developing bad habits.
Practice positive reinforcement.
Reward your dog with treats for good behavior
and ignore them completely when they behave
Identify property boundaries to your dog during
their guard-dog training.
Train your dog to recognize your property
as their territory.
Use positive reinforcement to drive this point.
Control your dog’s barking.
Using positive reinforcement, train your dog
to bark when someone comes on to your property
and to stop barking when given a specific
The most important thing to remember when
training your dog is to be consistent with
your commands and the way you say them.
This will help your dog understand you better,
and will improve the results of their guard-dog
Did you know Dogs have been man’s best friend
for an estimated 15,000 years, when Eurasian
gray wolves were domesticated.