Protection Dog Training Central Ohio

Old World Kennel is a family-owned and operated dog training business, started in 1981 by John Bernard. It is currently located in the central Tennessee area, with training offered year round both indoors and outdoors. We offer a concept of training that is quite different from the norm, mainly because our goal is to take our time and turn out the absolute finest trained dogs - dogs that impress not only by their precise performances, but also by their happy working attitude.

Old World Kennel offers positive dog training in central Tennessee that will build a bond with your dog that is lasting and unbreakable. Contact us today!

 

Effective Protection Dog Training Takes Experience

 

I will not attempt to even come close to explaining the art of training dogs for protection work on this web page. Even a good-sized book could not do the subject justice, or teach a person how to master this extremely serious profession. Because even if someone were to read all the material that they could find on the subject, or go to a so-called "professional" school for dog trainers, they would still lack one crucial element - experience! And when I say experience, I do not mean 50 or 60 dogs, but more like thousands of dogs.

Further, at the very least, the first few hundred of these dogs should be trained by the new trainer only under the direct and constant supervision of an experienced trainer. This is to allow the veteran to teach the newcomer proper techniques, mistakes to avoid, and more importantly how to read dogs. And the latter cannot be accomplished in a three month course or a couple of dozen dogs. It takes years and years, which I will elaborate on by giving a brief explanation.

Old World Kennel offers positive dog training in central Tennessee that will build a bond with your dog that is lasting and unbreakable. Contact us today!

 

The Dog’s Basic Drives

 

To properly train a dog for protection work, one must utilize one of two basic drives:

The defense drive is the dog's drive to defend himself, his pack (or family with the domestic dog), or his territory when threatened. The ideal and well balanced protection dog candidate will have a good balance of both drives, but most dogs will be more pronounced in one drive over the other.

This is where a dog trainer's experience is critical. If the trainer is not able to quickly evaluate the dog's drives and adjust his training program accordingly, a great deal of damage can be done to the dog and some of it will oftentimes be irreversible.

Old World Kennel offers positive dog training in central Tennessee that will build a bond with your dog that is lasting and unbreakable. Contact us today!

This is why we see so many dogs that were supposed to have been protection trained, and the end result has been dogs that are unpredictable, nervous, shy, fearful, and some even vicious. It is no wonder why much of the public and the judicial system in this country see a protection trained dog as a dangerous liability, even though a properly trained protection dog is a confident, well adjusted, clear headed individual whose actions are far more predictable than those of the untrained dog.

To further illustrate, the trainer must have the basic understanding of a certain aspect of dog behavior. ALL dogs will bite, if placed in proper set of circumstances. And most owners will encounter these circumstances at least one time in their pet's long life, and usually more.

The question is, when your dog does decide to bite for whatever the reason may be, would you like to be able to control the dog's aggression (either turn it on or off), or instead let your dog's instincts determine the outcome and hope for the best?

Old World Kennel offers positive dog training in central Tennessee that will build a bond with your dog that is lasting and unbreakable. Contact us today!

A well-trained protection dog should not always be quicker to bite than an untrained dog, but rather should clearly understand what type of circumstances would be considered by you to be bite permissible. Sure, there is training for some types of work where the dog must be taught to be a bit more suspicious and less trusting of strangers. However, there are also dogs that misread harmless gestures as threats and need confidence building and control over their overly quick reaction to bite.

The vast majority of dogs fall somewhere in between these two examples, and must be individually evaluated. And let’s not forget that all dogs should not be taught to bite the same, as they all have different physiological strengths and weaknesses. A small but agile Jack Russell terrier should not be taught how to combat a burglar in the same way as a large male rottweiler. A trainer simply must have a huge array of ideas and techniques to choose from, and this will only be the case if he or she has had ample experience.

It is not our intention to discredit knowledgeable dog trainers who have put in the years and hard work to learn this wonderful profession. Nor do we wish to criticize all schools for trainers, since some of these do teach an excellent foundation of information to one who is looking to pursue a career in dog training.

Old World Kennel offers positive dog training in central Tennessee that will build a bond with your dog that is lasting and unbreakable. Contact us today!

It is our opinion, however, that graduates from these schools should spend a few years working with an active, experienced veteran trainer who can supervise and polish the new trainer's skills until they become proficient and second nature.

Unfortunately, in most areas, there are far more unqualified so called "professional" trainers, and these people know who they are and will probably be the ones who object to these viewpoints the loudest.

When seeking a quality dog trainer, a person should ask for a written resume, or even more important some references, and be sure to see the trainer work his own dog. Watch that the dog not only follows commands, but also pays attention to whether or not the dog seems to have a good bond relationship with the trainer. Someone should be leery of long winded stories, self-made titles, or phony certificates as qualifications for a good dog trainer.

If you aren't ready to contact us yet, please read about our positive dog training methods and our schutzhund training successes, familiarize yourself with our dog training services, and learn more about us.

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