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Categories: Protection Training - Pups 8 Weeks to 1 Year

Q. I want to become a helper. Can you give me some advice?
I am interested in becoming a trainer. I used to go with a family member every week while he worked his GSD, so I am not new to the sport but I am a new to training. I own an American Bulldog from good lines now and I am working him, and I have a female puppy coming as of June this year and she is from excellent lines and I am going to work her. I am interested in becoming a trainer/agitator for other people. What advice would you have for me? I live in Weymouth, Ma.

Scott

A. I recommend you read all my training articles if you want advice, there is a ton of it there.

I also recommend you get my video, Bite Training Puppies. This video is going to help the selection test for the litter that you are going to get your pup from.

If you want to learn to be a helper you will need 4 additional videos:

The First Steps of Bite Training
The First Steps of Defense
Training the New Helper
Training the Trail Helper

There is a ton of things to learn and nothing compares to experience but these tapes will get you way down the road to doing things the right way.
  
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