Before we get started it is important to state that this is NOT for you to do with your own dog. You simply should not be doing decoy work on your own dog if you are NEW to decoy work. Even experienced decoys are careful with the work they put into their own dog.
That being said, we will mark videos on work you can do with your dog that is relatively low risk and can prepare your dog for the decoy.
Our protection program is designed around the concept of building INTENT. In many other programs intent is almost an afterthought with more emphasis being placed on the technical gripping behaviour and how the dog engages with the bite equipment.
In the system I use here, my goal in the foundation is the same whether I am training a sport, police or protection dog. I want dogs that have real intent in their work not just playing a fun game of tug with equipment.
After the foundation is in place, we begin to focus more on the technicalities related to individual disciplines but you will be pleasantly surprised to find out these are not difficult to accomplish when you have a rock solid foundation were the dog learns INTENT.
Real protection training is not about wearing cool suits or looking slick catching fast dogs. I have met many guys with all the fancy equipment who like showing off catching fast prey dogs that do not have the foggiest idea how to actually read a dog, build a dog, fix problems and take a dog through the drives properly.
Here we will teach you how the dogs think, why we do what we do and how to maximize each dog’s potential. You have no business worrying about the physical skills involved in catching a dog if you have no understanding of the HOW and WHY. Once you understand this there will be NO dog or discipline you will fail to add value too.