24 May, 2023

Kennels, Dog Beds, And Crates

First-time dog and puppy owners are faced with any number of choices for leads, feeds, toys, and more. Given the size of the pet industry, choosing what to get your dog is often harder than one might assume or expect. Where your dog sleeps is no different, and we are often asked whether we recommend owners use an outdoor kennel, proper bed, or crate. While we do not object to outdoor kennels as somewhere a dog can temporarily relax during the day, we never recommend that family dogs are allowed to routinely sleep in them. Outdoor kennels ultimately serve to

18 May, 2023

How The Police Use Dogs

Police forces around the world have made extensive use of dogs for hundreds of years. With their enduring utility, it is hard to imagine the police dog as a capability which could ever become obsolete. Broadly speaking, police dogs have two functions which occasionally overlap: protection and detection. In the US police dogs will often be able to offer both capabilities whereas in the UK they are usually separated. Protection work hinges on a police dog’s ability to bite a suspect, as well as its resulting deterrence. While sometimes incorrectly viewed as an escalation of force, deploying bite-trained police dogs

21 April, 2023

Catch Dogs Family Protection Dog

Catch dogs are large, powerful breeds which were developed and historically employed to hunt, work with livestock, and fight in blood sports such as bullbaiting. Catch dog are the descendants of the ancient Molosser dogs, so share a number of characteristics with mastiffs and other bully breeds. The American Bulldog, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Presa Canario, and Fila Brasileiro are some of the best known and most popular catch dog breeds. Catch dogs are unique in how unlike so-called “bay dogs”, their primary role is to dispatch animals being hunted rather than contain them and indicate their location through loud

21 April, 2023

Dogs in Warfare | Protection Dogs Worldwide

Dogs have been used in warfare for thousands of years, and their utility endures to the present day. Their offensive and defensive capabilities act as force multipliers far beyond what human soldiers can achieve, and will always endure. No technology will ever replace a dog’s capabilities, so it is unsurprising how valued they remain in contemporary military circles. Dogs are first recorded as having been used in warfare around approximately 600 BC, primarily in an offensive role. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Persians, Gauls, and Celts are all known to have used dogs in warfare, most commonly in “shock” tactics to

8 February, 2023

How to Choose The Right Protection Dog

At Protection Dogs Worldwide, we pride ourselves in providing our customers with a bespoke service. Where this really matters is helping them choose the best and most appropriate protection dog for their individual circumstances. We are firm believers in the importance of matching a dog with the best home possible, and would suggest prospective owners consider some of the following before committing to making a purchase with us. First and foremost, what kind of lifestyle do you and your family have? What are your activity levels like, and do you live in the city or countryside? Do you already have

13 January, 2023

Toys for Protection Dogs

Most dogs enjoy having access to and playing with toys. Toys allow dogs to express natural behaviours in a safe and non-destructive manner while enjoying themselves. Toys can be very useful when providing enrichment to protection dogs, and they offer high value in supporting training and overall wellbeing. One of our favourite toys for protection dogs is the Kong. While Kong is actually a company, it is best known for making a red rubber chew toy with a hollow centre. Widely known as simply “the Kong”, this toy is beloved by dogs and their owners alike. It is near indestructible,

2 January, 2023

Training Standards for Protection Dogs

Rigorous training underpins everything we do at Protection Dogs Worldwide. Whatever its natural temperament, an untrained dog should not be relied on for family or personal protection. Our training standards are high but considered, and ultimately work towards creating the ultimate family or personal protection dog. The highest standard of obedience is the foundation of everything we do and seek to achieve. If a dog is not fully obedient, then we do not believe that it can progress to more complex training such as protection work. A family or personal protection dog needs to be relied upon to follow its

22 April, 2022

Executive And Family Protection Dogs

Every week, we receive a significant number of emails and messages enquiring about executive protection, family protection, and personal protection dogs. Potential customers and clients often ask about the differences between these types of dogs. While they do exist, they are minimal and should not be overly read into. Ultimately, they are all slight variances on protection rather than guard classifications. Guard dogs work without a handler and are generally left at a site without any supervision. In contrast to this, protection dogs are highly trained and work directly through a dedicated handler. By default, a personal protection dog is

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