Many security companies purchase dogs already trained. However the guards have to gain a dog handling certificate before they are allowed to take the dogs on duty.
Military dogs are fostered out until 7 months of age with families. It is similar to guide dogs but with a much stricter training regime.
That's correct Crested, which brings me back to my statement that these dogs are not to be handled by the general public. If a dog attacks someone under a person with a dog handling certificate, on duty, then they won't face prosecution, however, one of these dogs attacks someone while under the care of a regular shmoe, regular shmoe risks going to a place where dropping soap is an issue.
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As far as dogs proffessionaly trained in protection, i honestly don't know much so i'll not comment. However yourself and angelanbetty put forward a compelling argument imo - also one that makes sense
furthermore, people who own such dogs should have on going training, if you cant make the training or cant be bothered then the dog should be taken away.
They are necessary in some situations though. I hope that that choice is never taken because I'm sure if it is we will see a huge jump in attacks from humans to humans. A jump in the number of rapes, murders, and harrassment. None of which is a good thing.
Humans do worse to humans than dogs can do.
We also do worse to the dogs than dogs can do eachother
My stepdad had GSDs that he used for security work. They both had to do rigorous training before he was allowed to take him to work with him. And the dog was very well socialised (part of our family and an inside dog) and never threatened anyone apart from in those controlled conditions at work.
He did only have to use his guard dog skills once or twice and both times the thief that got caught barely had a mark on him.
And I loved taking the dog for walks when I was a teenager! I could walk around after dark in a mini-skirt and I knew I did not have to worry about being harrassed at all with this dog by my side.
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