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Many people, when considering what kind of dog to get, want one that will not only provide them with loving companionship, but personal protection as well. Here are some things you should know about choosing a protection
dog.

What breeds are best for protection?

Typically, Dobermans, German Shepherds and Rottweilers make excellent guard dogs. Their obvious size is intimidating to most would-be criminals. Additionally, these dogs have been bred for their determination and persistence in helping their owners.

Do protection dogs need special training?

You need to make sure your dog understands your commands and this requires careful training. It can take a lot of time and effort, but one advantage is that through his training, your dog will learn to trust you.

Another thing to remember is that you are in control. Your dog respects you for this, and will want to protect you even more.

Should you get a dog for protection purposes?

You should if you meet his requirements as an owner. You should be similar minded. In other words, you need to be as in control of your life as he is required to be. A strong dog needs a strong owner.

Are there drawbacks to owning a protection dog?

Yes, and they are extremely important to mention. Protection dogs will probably hurt someone if they aren’t carefully controlled by their owners. This can land you in court with hefty fines and possibly the destruction of your beloved pet, especially if the person he attacked wasn’t a threat.