Protection

Protection

Protection Training

All dogs are first temperament tested to ensure a stable disposition. The dogs we will allow into our programs must not display nervousness, unnecessary aggression or shyness. We look for the confident dogs that show intelligence and trustworthiness around people in all situations. A true protection dog should be well socialized and behave calm and confident when approached by strangers, examined by a veterinarian and while interacting in a family environment. Protection Dogs shall respond only when given a command to protect or when faced with a direct threat.

Protection Training Levels

Level 1 – Deterrent Dog
The level 1 dog is trained to show an aggressive display on command. This dog will lunge, show teeth, and bark aggressively at the end of the leash towards any aggressor who tries to approach once his “Alert” command is given. Weapons, yelling, or other forms of intimidation will not cause this dog to back down. Although this dog will most likely bite if an aggressor physically challenged the dog, the level 1 dog is not specifically trained how to most effectively fight the aggressor as is the level 2 dog. The level 1 dog’s main purpose is as a visual deterrent.

Minimum 4 week in-kennel program.

Level 2 – Defense Dog
The level 2 dog will show the same aggressive display as the level 1 dog on command. This dog has been trained, on leash, how to most effectively win a fight with aggressors who physically challenge it. This dog is trained to use the bone crushing power of the back jaw by biting deep instead of with just the front teeth. The dog has also been specifically trained to counter any attempt by an aggressor who strikes or tries to escape the dog by biting deeper and harder. The dog is trained to release its bite on command. This dog will respond on command or to a direct threat the dog has been trained to recognize.

Minimum 4 week in-kennel program.

Level 3 – Offense Dog
The level 3 dog has all the training of the level 2 dog, but has the option of being able to be deployed off leash to pursue and capture a fleeing person or a threat from a distance. The “offense dog” is trained to use its body to knock down and hold onto a challenger even while wearing a muzzle. This dog will also release its bite on command from a distance.
Minimum 6 week in-kennel program.

We offer realistic training including body bite suit, muzzle work, bite development, distractions, controlled aggression, and realistic scenarios. Whatever your needs we can meet the challenge!

Stonehill Kennel always has a fine selection of Dogs for Sale. Our Custom imported dogs come every month direct from Europe. We have German Shepherds, Malinois and other working breed dogs, puppies and young adults available year round. These dogs can be purchased trained or green (untrained). We guarantee all our dogs and offer a full line of training options.