10 October, 2023

Why do I need to Train My Dog?

Owning a dog is a privilege and often amazing experience. These animals are incredibly loyal and loving companions, but do require proper and considered training. Dogs need to be trained for a number of reasons, which this blog will offer a brief overview of. Perhaps most importantly, training is the best vehicle for allowing dogs to assimilate to their owners’ lives and homes. While dogs did evolve to become easy to live with and alongside, they must still be taught certain behaviours, as well as what is not acceptable to do at certain times. It is relatively easy to train

2 October, 2023

Dog Safety in Summertime

As temperatures rise in summer, it’s vital to remember that dogs experience and react to heat quite differently to humans. As delightful a time as summer is, owners must be mindful that their dogs require special care and attention to promote their health and wellbeing. Dogs are inherently highly vulnerable to heat injury, with 70°F being at the lower range of the danger zone. Symptoms of heat injuries include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, appearing lethargic and uncoordinated, and collapsing or vomiting. While situations which expose your dog to heat injury should be avoided at all costs, if you believe they

13 July, 2023

Introducing A New Protection Dog To Your Home

Bringing a new protection dog into your home is as exciting as it is a rewarding experience. These dogs can provide you and your family with almost unparalleled peace of mind in the face of security threats as well as become a beloved companion. However, it will require careful planning and a good amount of consideration to ensure a smooth transition. In this blog, we will provide you with our tips and insights to help facilitate this. Firstly, you must prepare your home by creating a safe and comfortable environment. Potential hazards and escape points should be secured, and it

18 May, 2023

Tips for Getting a Puppy

Getting a puppy is always an exciting time. You will be welcoming a new family member, and this may be the first dog that you own. Puppies are cute, fun, and can bring many benefits to their owners. However, they are not a project that should be taken on lightly. A dog is for life, not just a Christmas, and puppies demand far more of their owners than an adult dog would. This blog will offer tips for getting a puppy, and hopefully give some insight into how to care for one. When getting a puppy, owners should first consider

8 May, 2023

Can I Leave My Dog Alone At Home?

One of the most common questions we are asked is whether or not dogs can be left alone at home, and if so then how long can they be left for? Unfortunately, we are unable to give a single easy answer. Dogs will all respond differently to being left alone, so it is instead better to offer guidelines that can be applied to individual animals. As a general rule, it is preferable that dogs are left alone as infrequently as possible and if this is necessary then only for relatively short windows of time. As dogs are such social animals,

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

13 February, 2023

Which Dog Breeds Are Most Intelligent?

Dogs are perhaps the most inherently intelligent domesticated animals in human history. Their high intelligence has allowed them to perform a range of tasks including providing simple companionship to herding livestock, guarding, and supporting the disabled with everyday life tasks. Intelligence is subjective and can be hard to define, but there are a number of ways that dogs’ cognitive abilities have been quantified or demonstrated. In 1994, Stanley Coren published his landmark book, “The Intelligence of Dogs”. Using surveys conducted with obedience competition judges, Coren examines what he refers to as “working and obedience intelligence”, namely a dog’s ability 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

8 February, 2023

Why Are German Shepherds Used as Police Dogs?

The German Shepherd is the breed perhaps most used by police forces around the world. Its capacity for work is remarkable, and it has proven itself time after time in a range of operational settings as far back as the late 1800s. Be it public order, tracking, or apprehension, the German Shepherd excels in whatever it does and is perhaps the ideal police dog. Two of the reasons for its success is its above average intelligence and high trainability. The German Shepherd was developed to protect as well as herd large flocks of sheep, often without a handler’s supervision or

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