Archive for the ‘Giant Schnauzer’ Category

Bonding with Your New Protection Dog

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
Bonding is one of the most important, yet overlooked parts of owning a dog. Unless an owner is properly bonded with their dog, then their relationship will never be as good as it can be. Bonding sets the foundation for a strong relationship, and in the case of working dogs trust between owner and animal. While bonding should occur naturally if a dog is being handled and looked after well, it is still worth giving this matter some thought rather than take it for granted. As dogs learn associatively, the first responsibility on owners when facilitating bonding is to ensure that their dog associates them with positive experiences. Put more simply, if your dog expects good things when it comes into contact with you, then it is far more likely to like you and enjoy spending time in your company. A very simple bonding exercise is calling your dog over to you, and when they respond rewarding them with a favourite treat or toy. It is very important that you never call your dog to punish it, as there is a risk it will subsequently associate hearing its name with receiving a punishment. Training and working your dogs are excellent long-term ways of developing a bond, especially if your dog has a specific role such as protection and guarding. We often advise customers on long-term training programmes as part of our aftercare offer, and are happy to do so with a view towards promoting bonding. To find out more, please DM us on any of our social media accounts.

Giant Schnauzers as protection dogs – Protection Dogs Worldwide

Monday, August 8th, 2022
The Giant Schnauzer is a rare, but highly effective breed we use for family protection work. Originating in Germany, the Giant Schnauzer was developed as a general purpose farm dog and intended to guard property, protect livestock, herding, and vermin control. Their versatility demanded high levels of intelligence which translates into the breed being very trainable and able to fulfil a variety of working roles to the present day. Although seldom found in modern working circles, the Giant Schnauzer is able to undertake protection work alongside more common breeds including the German Shepherd Dog, Dobermann, Rottweiler, Cane Corso, and Malinois Belgian Shepherd. At Protection Dogs Worldwide, we have seen Giant Schnauzers demonstrate exemplary obedience, courage, and trainability as well as remarkable levels of friendliness and playfulness with children. When considered with their hypoallergenic coat, the Giant Schnauzer is perhaps the ideal family protection dog. Giant Schnauzers need semi-regular grooming, but not as often as German Shepherd Dogs. Because of their size, they can be prone to suffering from hip and elbow dysplasia so should be carefully monitored for these conditions. Broadly speaking, though, they are a relatively healthy and have not suffered from poor breeding the same way that show-line German Shepherds and Rottweilers have. If you are interested in purchasing one of our trained Giant Schnauzer family protection dogs, please email [email protected] or DM us on any of our social media feeds.