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Q. What equipment and videos do you suggest for raising a pup to be a great protection dog?
Hi, I am looking into getting a large breed doberman with a working backround or a german sheperd but I want to train it to be a very obeidient protection dog. I was curious if you could help guide me into purchasing the correct equipment and videos for raising and training a pup to be a great protection dog. Thank you very much. If you could just list everything that I could possibly need I would greatly appreciate it.

Ryan

A. Here are the videos I would recommend

Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
How to Raise a Working Puppy
Basic Dog Obedience
Building Drive & Focus in Working Dogs
The First Steps of Bite Training
Bite Training Puppies
Training Personal Protection Dogs

You will want a flat collar and eventually a prong. You shouldn’t need a prong til your puppy is older.

We have a large selection of tugs and prey items to do the bite development.

You will also need a leash and a long line, you can see what we offer here.

I like to use an orbee ball with all my dogs, they come in 3 sizes so you can make sure to have the right one as your dog grows.

Many of the videos I recommended have a list of recommended equipment for each video, so that will help you make your decisions. If you have any questions feel free to email me or call the office and one of the girls will be glad to help you out!

Thanks.
  
Recommended Products
How to Raise a Working Puppy
How to Raise a Working Puppy
$40.00
1 Hour, 15 Minutes
This is a handler training video, not a dog training video. It's a video that explains how we raise and socialize our puppies. If you are looking for a video on how to train a working puppy - this is not the video for you. There is a difference between how we raise a working puppy vs. how pet owners raise their dogs. Working puppies are expected to look at their world through different eyes than a family pet. This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy.

$40.00
Out of stock
 
Building Drive and Focus
Building Drive and Focus
$65.00
2 Hours
This is a DVD done with Bernhard Flinks, Bernhard is a German police officer and Schutzhund competitor. This video shows how Bernhard teaches people to bring their dog up to its genetic potential of drive (every dog has its own potential for drive). It's through "drive training" that the relationship between the handler and dog is established.

$65.00
 
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
Your Puppy 8 Weeks to 8 Months
$40.00
1 Hour, 59 Minutes
This is one of our most popular training videos for new puppy owners. Over 35 years Ed Frawley bred close to 400 litters of German Shepherd puppies. He knows what new puppy owners need to learn to end up with a calm quiet happy dog in the house. The DVD was updated in October 2010 to reflect how Ed and Cindy raise puppies in their home.

$40.00
Out of stock
 

$25 off Michael Ellis 3 Day Workshop and Raising Your Puppy with Michael Ellis, and $15 off The Foundation of Puppy Bitework with Michael Ellis, good through Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT