Interpreting a Situation: Training a Protection Dog to Defend You When Needed Most

I have had many clients who have purchased a protection dog from me after having been the victim of a violent crime. These are some of the best deliveries because I know that their chances of having anything else happen will now be minimal. Plus, the victim will often say that getting a protection dog has made them feel safe again. It’s great to know that our dogs are helping some of our clients in ways that go beyond just providing security.

While training, we often reenact situations and scenarios that are most likely to occur in reality. In fact, I listen closely to our clients who have been in violent situations and tailor the training around the crime with the addition, of course, of a protection dog.As you can image, adding the dog makes the outcome completely different!

Sometimes I hear other trainers say that they never allow their dogs to “interpret a situation” and that their dogs will only become defensive on command, when you tell them to. I understand the motive behind this and agree to a point. It’s true, it is very important that the handler has complete control over a highly trained and possibly lethal protection dog. However, I have found through the years and from my clients that, when put in extreme circumstances, sometimes it is okay to allow the dog to come to your defense without receiving a verbal command. The key is to train the dog to understand not only verbal direction but physical cues as well. It can be done.

One of my female clients who had been the victim of a vicious assault by a stranger spoke in detail about how the crime was committed against her. In training I keep what she said in mind. In her circumstances, a stranger struck her from behind, in the back of the head, in an effort to incapacitate her. Lying on the ground but still conscious, she described the state of shock she went into. She explained that she was not able to speak immediately after being hit. Fortunately, she escaped but even as she dialed 911 her speech was extremely slurred and she was confused as a result of the head trauma.

This is a perfect example of when a protection dog needs to understand that his or her handler needs them to come to their defense. Although the victim would not have been able to give a verbal command, our dogs are trained to take physical cues from their handler. In this situation, the protection dog would have jumped into defensive mode and targeted the wrist of the hand holding the weapon. The dog would have continued to bite until the person left. This crime would most likely be prevented all together if the protection dog had been present since the dog is a visual deterrent alone.

Another situation would involve someone breaking into your home as you sleep.The dog must protect you even as you are awakening and not able to fully comprehend the danger you are in. Given the dog’s superior sense of smell, an unknown person shouldn’t even make it a few feet past the front door.
I know that this treads a fine line since, obviously, you don’t want your protection dog to defend you when, say, someone bumps your shoulder. So we at CCK9 focus on the difference and train our dogs to come to your defense when your body language demonstrates exceptional fear. Also, without a doubt, your protection dog will always respond to verbal commands indicating that you are not in danger.

So it really is to your advantage to have a protection dog that is able to interpret if their handler has or will be assaulted. With a properly trained dog, this ability doesn’t mean a loss in control or that you aren’t in charge. It just means that your dog is prepared to come to your defense when you need them most.

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Welcome To The Command Control K9 Blog

We at CCK9 are excited by the creation of our new blog, the latest addition to the cck9.com website! Our blog entries will cover a range of topics pertaining not only to our own highly trained personal protection dogs but also to contemporary topics related to dogs in general. We will also address the many questions our  clients have asked us over the years.

Our blog aims to educate and entertain its readers and give insight into the world of personal protection dogs. We also hope it allows you to get to know us better as well as learn about our unique training methods and philosophies.

This is the insider’s view of what we are all about and so much more! Please check back often as it will be updated frequently!

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Why Invest in Protection?

thumbnailIn an era of security alarms and online monitoring systems, homeowners may think they are protected from danger thanks to electronic devices.

This isn’t always the case with criminals becoming more tech savvy and hacking technology on the rise.

Protection from a highly trained dog can offer more security than any device can. They are effective, on-site protection that tells would be intruders or other criminals that they are being watched and will be stopped.

A select breed of dogs known for their exceptional protection qualities are available including German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois dogs. These dogs are highly trained in defence measures to protect you and your family.

Personal Protection and Women/Children

Nearly 70 per cent of people who choose CCK9 are women. This is because a dog can be an excellent personal protection from attack or predators.

CCK9 makes sure that the dog makes a smooth transition into the new home and has spent time working with female handlers.

Children can also feel safe and protected with a dog from CCK9. All protection dogs are trained to work around both adults and children from as early as five weeks (puppies).

They are the preferred choice for many CEOs who have to make frequent trips and leave their wife and children at home.

In Public

All the dogs trained at CCK9 have been trained for social situations whether you have company over or are out running errands. They have been taught how to properly identify what is a threat and what is normal activity. They are highly socialized and make excellent companions so you never have to feel threatened in their presence. The dogs learn through real-life scenarios how to identify danger and protect those that care for them.

Choosing Your Dog

CCK9 has been matching dogs with new families for many years and they work with each client to identify what the security needs are and what dog will work best in each situation.

Each dog is rated based on the level of protection required and what kind of working environment they will be in.

The Command Control K-9 Executive Protection Dog is a well-mannered, sociable dog that is good with children and animals. They are trained with all off-leash obedience, aggression alert, and with further threat will take bite on body, release and return to handler on command.

The Executive Protection Dog will also do a building/home search, can bite on elevation, and can handle multiple attacks.

The Elite Family Estate Protection Dog is designed for executives who need a high level of security. The dog offers all the capabilities of the Executive Protection Dog, but can learn customized skills to match your lifestyle, including training in your chosen language, relieving itself on command in a selected area of your yard, and even holding a “down-stay” under a desk during distractions.

To learn more about how CCK9 can help you protect your family, call them at call  877-687-CCK9 (2259)

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Why Invest in Protection?

thumbnailIn an era of security alarms and online monitoring systems, homeowners may think they are protected from danger thanks to electronic devices.

This isn’t always the case with criminals becoming more tech savvy and hacking technology on the rise.

Protection from a highly trained dog can offer more security than any device can. They are effective, on-site protection that tells would be intruders or other criminals that they are being watched and will be stopped.

A select breed of dogs known for their exceptional protection qualities are available including German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois dogs. These dogs are highly trained in defence measures to protect you and your family.

Personal Protection and Women/Children

Nearly 70 per cent of people who choose CCK9 are women. This is because a dog can be an excellent personal protection from attack or predators.

CCK9 makes sure that the dog makes a smooth transition into the new home and has spent time working with female handlers.

Children can also feel safe and protected with a dog from CCK9. All protection dogs are trained to work around both adults and children from as early as five weeks (puppies).

They are the preferred choice for many CEOs who have to make frequent trips and leave their wife and children at home.

In Public

All the dogs trained at CCK9 have been trained for social situations whether you have company over or are out running errands. They have been taught how to properly identify what is a threat and what is normal activity. They are highly socialized and make excellent companions so you never have to feel threatened in their presence. The dogs learn through real-life scenarios how to identify danger and protect those that care for them.

Choosing Your Dog

CCK9 has been matching dogs with new families for many years and they work with each client to identify what the security needs are and what dog will work best in each situation.

Each dog is rated based on the level of protection required and what kind of working environment they will be in.

The Command Control K-9 Executive Protection Dog is a well-mannered, sociable dog that is good with children and animals. They are trained with all off-leash obedience, aggression alert, and with further threat will take bite on body, release and return to handler on command.

The Executive Protection Dog will also do a building/home search, can bite on elevation, and can handle multiple attacks.

The Elite Family Estate Protection Dog is designed for executives who need a high level of security. The dog offers all the capabilities of the Executive Protection Dog, but can learn customized skills to match your lifestyle, including training in your chosen language, relieving itself on command in a selected area of your yard, and even holding a “down-stay” under a desk during distractions.

To learn more about how CCK9 can help you protect your family, call them at call  877-687-CCK9 (2259)

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Which Breed is Right for Your Protection

largePeople often assume that by owning any dog, your home and family are protected from danger.

Though dogs may detect when someone is at the door, only a well-trained dog can protect your family from intruders and other dangerous events.
The team at CCK9 have the professional expertise to be able to match you with a dog that will offer effective protection and companionship for your family.
Offering three key breeds – German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, you are given the opportunity to have a dog that not just protects your home and family, but fits into your lifestyle and protection needs.

Each breed has a different personality, different protection abilities and can provide your family with different skills.

These dogs are trained based on these various traits so you can take comfort knowing you are protected the way you should be.

German Shepherds
Most people associate German Shepherds with providing protection for homes and individuals. These dogs were originally bred to serve masters due to their high intelligence, confidence and loving nature.

German Shepherds make excellent personal protect dogs because of their ability to protect, but also remain calm during day-to-day life events
Dutch Shepherds
Dutch Shepherds offer a different level of protection than traditional German Shepherd dogs. Dutch Shepherds are known for their independent thought and strong obedience. They are slightly more lively than a German Shepherd, but make outstanding personal and property protection dogs.

Dogs chosen for training are selected from owners rather than wholesalers, to ensure the dogs have been properly socialized and are prepared for the rigours of training.

Dutch Shepherds are an excellent choice for owners looking for obedience, protection, agility, article retrieval and scent tracking.

Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois dogs are an exceptional protection dog. Swift, level-headed and easy to control, these dogs have found roles not only as protection dogs but in law enforcement too. These dogs are committed to their owners and have a drive to please. They understand their role and will do all they can to protect and keep their owners happy.

CCK9 will go over your needs whether they be personal protection, property protection or executive protection. They will match you with the right breed and a dog that has been highly trained to meet these needs.

Give the team at CCK9 a call to learn more about which breed is right for your protection needs. Call 1. 877.687.CCK9 (2259)
or Email: info@cck9.com

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Which Breed is Right for Your Protection

largePeople often assume that by owning any dog, your home and family are protected from danger.

Though dogs may detect when someone is at the door, only a well-trained dog can protect your family from intruders and other dangerous events.
The team at CCK9 have the professional expertise to be able to match you with a dog that will offer effective protection and companionship for your family.
Offering three key breeds – German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois, you are given the opportunity to have a dog that not just protects your home and family, but fits into your lifestyle and protection needs.

Each breed has a different personality, different protection abilities and can provide your family with different skills.

These dogs are trained based on these various traits so you can take comfort knowing you are protected the way you should be.

German Shepherds
Most people associate German Shepherds with providing protection for homes and individuals. These dogs were originally bred to serve masters due to their high intelligence, confidence and loving nature.

German Shepherds make excellent personal protect dogs because of their ability to protect, but also remain calm during day-to-day life events
Dutch Shepherds
Dutch Shepherds offer a different level of protection than traditional German Shepherd dogs. Dutch Shepherds are known for their independent thought and strong obedience. They are slightly more lively than a German Shepherd, but make outstanding personal and property protection dogs.

Dogs chosen for training are selected from owners rather than wholesalers, to ensure the dogs have been properly socialized and are prepared for the rigours of training.

Dutch Shepherds are an excellent choice for owners looking for obedience, protection, agility, article retrieval and scent tracking.

Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois dogs are an exceptional protection dog. Swift, level-headed and easy to control, these dogs have found roles not only as protection dogs but in law enforcement too. These dogs are committed to their owners and have a drive to please. They understand their role and will do all they can to protect and keep their owners happy.

CCK9 will go over your needs whether they be personal protection, property protection or executive protection. They will match you with the right breed and a dog that has been highly trained to meet these needs.

Give the team at CCK9 a call to learn more about which breed is right for your protection needs. Call 1. 877.687.CCK9 (2259)
or Email: info@cck9.com

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CCK9′s Belgian Malinois Puppies At 3 Weeks

The litter was born April 01/ 2013 and there is currently available one female.

Aesthetically the puppies have nice conformation with large heads, nice bone density, and good pigmentation. The puppies all have strong nerves and are environmentally strong.

The puppies will be suited for Personal Protection Dogs or Elite Family Estate protection Dogs.

Please note: This is the first time the puppies were outside.

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KNPV Dutch National Champion Belgian Malinois Puppies Have Arrived

We are excited to announce that Cindy finally had her puppies. The pups were born April 01, 2013. The puppies are all BIG with nice heads and good pigmentation.

There are four male and four females available. These Belgian Malinois puppies will be suited for high-end KNPV or Elite Estate Family Protection Dogs.

We are very excited to start working them. We will be posting training videos on our CCK9 YouTube page.

P.S. The pups are only three days old in this video.

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Import German shepherd Litter Announcement

We are excited to announce that we will be breeding Pia and Nick in the Spring of 2013.

Pia is a young Sable German Shepherd import from one of the top Kennels in Germany. She has nice conformation. Her pedigree is very interesting starting with her Father Ickx, Vito, Tom, Nastja. Pia is a very social dog with lots of personality. She loves all children. Environmentally Pia is very strong, you can take her anywhere, whether it be a shopping mall, airport or to a local park. In her protection she come in fast and hard with a strong hard grip. Pia has just completed our Executive Protection Dog program.

Nick is a Elite Family Estate Protection Dog German Shepherd imported from Slovakia. Aesthetically Nick is absolutely stunning, he is a very large German Shepherd, with a large head and nice bone density. Nick has extremely strong nerves, and environmentally nothing phases him. He is absolutely devastating in his protection, he comes in fast and hard with a bone crushing bite. When it comes to Nick’s personality and social ability he is fantastic and loves children.

Protection Dog Pia

Featured Protection Dog Nick

The puppies will be very large with big heads and strong bone density. This will be a very strong litter with strong nerves. We are expecting some Dark Sable , Solid Blacks, Black & Red, and some Red Sable. The puppies will be suited for Elite Family Estate Protection Dogs or high-end Executive Protection Dogs. This litter will be in the Spring of 2013. If one is interested in this extraordinary litter, please feel free to contact us.

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Training Your Protection Dog In A Home

As a breeder it is important to work your dog in the environment it is going to be placed in. If you are selling a dog to the military, your dog should be worked with on the battlefield. If you are selling dogs for law enforcement, one should work their dog on the street. If you are selling your dog as an Elite Family Estate Protection Dog you should train your Protection Dog in a home environment.

In this video you will see one of CCK9‘s trainers working a protection dog named Pia in a home. The video demonstrates how one should have control of their dog when a guest enters the home.

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