Protection Dog Training in Kent was established by director Nigel Marshall MBIPDT who recently retired from the prestigious POLICE dog training team having served for thirty years within the Metropolitan Police & Kent Police services.
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A Protection Dog Training Kent our personal protection dog training course are aimed to protect yourself your family. Your dog will be trained to understand how to handle different situations and to ensure loyalty to you and your family. At Protection Dog Training Kent, we provide professional, bespoke protection dog training in Kent services to suit family protection and security dog working requirements. Whether you seek to train your dog as a family guardian or specialised security K9 we have a protection dog training Kent package to suit you.
We are a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and offer Security Dog Training in Kent to individuals and leading companies.
A Protection Dog Training in Kent isn't simply tied up like a guard dog and left to bark at any strange noise or sighting. They become a K9 chaperone or ‘best-friend’, offering personal protection wherever you go. This means that your Protection Dog Training in Kent / Security Dog Training in Kent personal protection dog can protect you at home, at work or even while out and about, or commuting. They protect your property such as your home as well as protecting you.
Picture: Nigel and police dog Rex demonstrating bite work during the emergency services open day 2008.
At Protection Dog Training in Kent , we spend time understanding the needs of anyone who is looking to train or further enhance their dog for specialised security work. We can also develop your dog from a puppy to a fully trained security dog using one of our Security Dog Training in Kent bespoke dog training packages. We have extensive knowledge of the following Security Dog Training in Kent breeds and have first hand experience of the threats a security dog handler might endure whilst on patrol:
We at Security Dog Training in Kent specialise in the German Shepherd, Rottweilers, Belgian Malinois, Doberman Pinsher, Giant Schnauzers, Bulmastiff, Cane Corso, Caucasian Shepherd and further suitable breeds.
Walking on a lead
Come on Command
Off Lead Walking to Heal
Loading In & Out of Car
Defense of Handler
Alert on Command
Bite on Command
Release on Command
The first thing we need to achieve at Protection Dog Training in Kent is to gain your dogs full attention. We want him to watch us constantly, focusing on our every move. We are going to use this focus to bring him out to the end of the line. A positive outcome for step 1 is a dog at the end of the line focusing his full attention on the helper.
The next thing we at Security Dog Training in Kent is the need for the dog to make energy. This energy could express itself through barking, growling whilst driving forward against the line or lead. Whatever the behaviour, it must be consistent and reproducible. At Protection Dog Training in Kent we have the skills and knowledge to show you how to achieve this.
The third thing we want to see is the dog channeling this energy into a bite. This bite can be on a sack, tug or sleeve based on his age, size and level of energy he is making. Simply making the effort to take the bite should result in an instant win. Protection Dog Training in Kent and Security Dog Training in Kent dog training specialists. We have the best reviews in Kent.
The fourth thing we want is for the dog to hang on to the bite he takes. So, instead of an instant win now, we are going to cause him to hang on and then look for a good place to reward him. At Protection Dog Training in Kent when your dog makes a positive action such as pulling, shaking or biting fuller, we will reward him by letting him have what he is biting.
Now we want the dog to start to carry. We want him to understand that commitment to the bite is the key to winning. Parading around carrying the bite object or standing still holding it intensely until he is made to let it go best displays this understanding. At Security Dog Training in Kent we only use safe and proven dog training techniques.
Now we should have the dog’s focus while holding at the end of the line, making energy, taking a bite that he holds on to until he wins, and carrying the bite object until he is made to let it go. We now want him to make the bite happen by showing an active desire, preferably barking. Steps 1-5 have taught him to expect certain actions from us, and barking will make these actions happen. Protection Dog Training in Kent by professional dog trainers.
In this step we want the dog to start leaving the perimeter he has been operating in by drawing him to us with his preferred stimulation. From about 15 to 20 feet away, have the handler let him go. He should come freely to the bite and stay in the fight until his handler arrives. The he should be rewarded in the way that suits him best. Security Dog Training in Kent specialists and a Member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers.
In this step we must test the dog’s understanding by altering the picture that we show him. Our Protection Dog Training in Kent trainers will change sounds, movements, and presentations of the bite all in a way that increase the difficulty for the type we are working. But we must remain consistent in the actions that we reward and how we reward them. Here we are looking for a dog that shows he understands what to do to create a win, even though the picture has become less inviting.
At this point the dog should be actively showing a desire to bite and fight with little or no stimulation. He must now learn to go to the helper and start the fight by barking aggressively without touching until the helper moves.
To achieve the above a Security Dog Training in Kent dog must have already achieved the appropriate level of obedience and control of which Protection Dog Training in Kent are more than happy to assist you with!
The above nine Protection Dog Training in Kent are not unique to our program. These are the tried and true basic fundamental skills every bite-work dog needs to know – police, personal protection, sport, or otherwise. The nine Protection Dog Training Kent disciplines on this list are very important to this program, but they are not what make it different. What separates our Protection Dog Training in Kent program from the rest is the understanding of the four types of dogs behaviour we encounter for protection dog training. Once we understand what drives each type of dog, then we know how to train each dog to do these nine basic levels of protection and Security Dog Training.
Our Protection Dog Training in Kent program will teach our participants how to identify each dog’s type, and to use that particular type’s strengths to train him to do the nine bite-work exercise steps. Because we know that each dog learns and reacts differently, there is a different approach to working each type of dog. Even though each type follows a different path to learn the nine steps, the fact that they all know and understand how to do the same nine things starts to make them all act alike, which is the basis of this program.
These are some things you need to know about protection dog training:
• Not every dog is right for Protection Dog Training or Security Dog Training in Kent
• Our Protection Dog Training Kent programme will require a lot of time and effort from you outside of training classes.
• At Protection Dog Training in Kent we WILL NOT force a dog into protection training if we don’t believe they will succeed.
• Protection Dog Training in Kent starts with obedience first!
A full hours professional dog training assessment including dog obedience and suitability assessment to enter our bespoke protection dog training programme (existing protection / security trained dogs do not need to book a suitability assessment and can move straight into a package deal).
Two full hours professional dog training covering dog obedience and bespoke protection dog training covering one session.
Four full hours professional dog training covering dog obedience and bespoke protection dog training split into two sessions (you save £10)
Six full hours professional dog training covering dog obedience and bespoke protection dog training split into three sessions (you save £30)
Eight full hours professional dog training covering dog obedience and bespoke protection dog training split into four sessions (you save £50)
Ten full hours professional dog training covering dog obedience and bespoke protection dog training split into five sessions (you save £70)
Scent work is a fascinating and fun activity to be involved in and a great way to spend time with your dog.
You and your dog will engage in scent work exercises, which will include a variety of items and area searches. Your dog’s super power scenting ability will be put to work to search, locate and indicate on a specific scent.
We work at a pace and standard you and your dog are happy with.
Once you have both learnt the basics you can simply take the learning away with you and enjoy the activity with your dog at at your leisure.
Nigel has worked and trained police dogs of various breeds to locate drugs, firearms, money and explosives. A successful career spanning thirty years within the Metropolitan Police Service and Kent Police where in 2020 he retired as a member of the prestigious police dog training team.
We look forward to coaching you and your companion dog from the first steps of your scent work journey through to competitive level.
Nigel Marshall MBIPDT Professional POLICE Trained Dog Behaviourist and Dog Trainer.
PRICING: Our pricing and time frame for our professional dog training scent work courses are equal to the above protection dog training packages.
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