I’m going to drop off my ballot (and Mrs. WOWO’s ballot) today, so our civic duty will be done. It’s all filled out and ready to go. I don’t feel like talking about politics. I’m tired of all the anger. I don’t think I’ve lost any friendships, but I’m sure that there are lots of people who are angry at me. I hope I haven’t pissed off anyone here. I’m not sure that I have anything to say that hasn’t been said, although I’m also sure that there probably will be more to say after Tuesday. So until there’s something else that needs to be said, I’m just going to post dog videos. Today, I’ll post about protection dogs.
The first video is the one above, which is a video above protection dogs and “attack on command.” I’m glad to hear that good dogs just don’t attack on command. I had no idea that the dogs actually exercise their own judgment. I like the videos from these guys about protection dogs. If you’ve got $65,000 to spend on one, you can check out their main video brochure here. Those GSD (German Shepherd Dog) puppies are really cute!
This guy also looks like he trains good protection dogs:
I’m amazed by the level of obedience that he’s able to get. His dogs probably cost just as much.
You’ve got this guy too:
It’s all good, but when I saw that dog owner step off of a private jet, it convinced me that it might be a tad bit out of my price range.
By the way, if you do get a dog for protection, you probably still have to pay for training. Domesticated dogs will seldom fight against humans unless they are trained for it. Just having a big dog might be scary enough to dissuade most criminals, but if you want your dog to bite, he or she will probably need training:
Here’s another news report with the same results.
Training for protection isn’t cheap. Plus, breed and breeding both matter. There are only a few breeds that are well-suited to protecting a family: GSD’s (German Shepherd Dogs), Belgian Malinois, and Giant Schnauzers are supposed to be the best, while Rottweilers and Dobermans are also supposed to be good. Most of the good protection dogs are bred in Europe, where they put more emphasis on protection sports. According to what I’ve read, most American breeders breed for looks and conformation, while countries in Europe often have behavior and temperament requirements that dogs must meet prior to breeding. In other words, in Europe they’re bred to work. But that’s not to say that Americans don’t ever breed good protection dogs. There are always exceptions. Dogumentary TV has got some great videos showcasing the exceptions (support his Patreon here):
Pit Bulls are known for being fierce, but they were never actually bred to fight men–they were bred to fight each other. Most dog trainers I’ve seen believe that the bad reputation comes from abusive owners. However, it looks like well-raised and well-trained Pit Bulls can in fact become good protection dogs:
I like Mr. K9 because he’s got a social responsibility component as well. He’ll train your Pit Bull for free! This is especially important since the shelters are teeming with this kind of dog.