There are many ways to protect yourself and your loved ones—security cameras, sensor lights—but few provide both protection and love. If you’re thinking of reliable protection, think about investing in a guard dog for your family. Not only will they keep you safe, but they will also ultimately become a member of your family.

Training Your Pup

We know dogs are amazing creatures. They’re friendly, easily excitable, and love to cuddle! However, sometimes they need a little extra guidance to help them ease into family life. Professional trainers are a good choice because they know how to handle your dog best in a warm, encouraging environment. Many dog training places in Sydney will offer multiple programs to best suit you and your dog’s needs. This can range from simple obedience training to personal protection. Check around for what different places offer, especially in terms of basic training, such as:

  • “No” command
  • “Sit” command
  • “Stay” command
  • Heel—learning to walk on the side of you and not the front
  • “Come” command
  • Baiting—teaching the dog to eat from their bowl only

Programs may vary in price and also length. The typical training lasts about two weeks. Some places will also vary in whether or not they keep your dog for the full training time or arrange a daily pick-up. It’s best to decide which type of dog training you’d like first, so you are better able to check packages and price terms. Companies that take your dog the whole time will cost a bit more.

Popular Breeds for Protection

If you are looking for a dog to protect you and your home, many different breeds are well-suited for this while still providing you and your family love and comfort. These breeds are typically obedient, easy to teach, and have a natural sense of protection. Some of these dogs are:

  • Doberman
  • Shepherd
  • Rottweiler

Of course, many other breeds would provide protection, but these breeds are a good start if you are not sure what to choose.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks?

Perhaps you have already owned a dog for a while and are now considering training. Is it too late to train your dog? While it is true that younger puppies will learn faster and remember, it is still possible to train an older dog. Look for companies that are willing to train your senior pup!