Personal Protection Dogs
At all times, these dogs are fully controllable, as is the potential aggression that they are able to show in defence of their family, their behaviour being controlled by the intensive training that they will have received at A1K9 prior to being supplied to their new families.
Our dogs are trained to respond to a potential threat in a measured way depending on the level and imminence of the danger.
A1K9 personal and family protection dogs are highly trained K9 companions and protectors that are social and impeccably mannered, well versed in obedience, yet able to provide tangible security to their owners and family.
For a variety of reasons and living with the threats of a modern world, our clients wish to improve the security surrounding themselves and their families. While there are a variety of ways to do this, a trained protection dog provides a subtle yet devastatingly effective solution - yet with all the benefits of also owning a loving family pet. While all our dogs are friendly and completely safe as a family pet, they are trained to act and intervene if their home or family is threatened in any way. Their protection training lasts a lifetime and will kick in when needed even if years have gone by when their skills have not been required.
Our dogs are trained to respond to a potential threat in a measured way depending on the level and imminence of the danger. They will in the first instance normally try to deter a potential assailant or security breach by a show of controlled aggression, barking and/or growling and in many cases this will suffice in dispensing with the problem. If, however, the threat is not deterred by the warnings given by the dog and or its owner, or if the owner is in immediate risk of being assaulted, the dog will, either with or without command, disable the threat by biting and holding the would be assailant until it is commanded to release after the individual ceases to resist.
A1K9 "REAL" Family Protection Dogs in action!
A1K9 trained dogs are the perfect combination of a loving, obedient, family companion and capable guardian.
Once a threat has been neutralised or a potential intruder sent off to look for an easier target, the dog - when given the appropriate command - will return to being the friendly family pet that it was before the incident occurred. They are taught to switch off as quickly as when a situation dictates that they must switch on!
Many of our clients fear being targeted by criminals for a variety of reasons. Some have previously been the victim of a home invasion, personal assault or robbery, where others have seen their friends lives changed as result of a violent encounter within their home.
Most potential customers wish to stem the threat of their homes being burgled, others may fear the possibility of kidnapping or an aggravated robbery - although most simply want the added security and peace of mind that owning one of our trained A1K9s brings.
Whatever the cause of concern or security issue, our dogs can help protect in an intelligent and responsive way that is also highly effective; yet for the main they double as being the ultimate family pet, children's playmate and early morning jogging companion.
Whatever the cause of concern or security issue, our dogs can help protect in an intelligent and responsive way.
As a result of our comprehensive A1K9 training, our dogs are versatile family additions and our clients are always telling us that the benefits of owning an A1K9 Dog go way further than just providing additional security - which is often the main reason they were initially purchased. Many of our clients claim health benefits too, in that they have managed to lose weight and see their fitness improve, without having to alter their eating habits; as walking the dog certainly helps to burn those calories.
Our Family and Protection Dogs are trained to various levels depending on the customers' requirements.
A1K9 Family and Protection Dogs are trained to differing levels depending on the client's requirements:
A Personal Protection dog is like a person trained in martial arts, whilst not looking for confrontation, it has the skills to quickly draw it to a close should it be necessary.
An A1K9 trained family protection dog will act as a personal companion/bodyguard, to its handler/family and will act as an alarm dog and deterrent. In addition to this, should the handler be threatened or come under attack, the dog is trained to bite and hold an assailant if commanded to do so. Through exhaustive training, involving many real life scenarios, these dogs are taught that the security and safety of their handler is paramount
A1K9 dogs are taught on and off lead obedience and on-lead or close quarters protection work, making them an ideal candidate for a family looking for a nice obedient family pet that is capable of protecting them in and around the home from moderate levels of threat, unwanted visitors etc. They are typically taught the following:
An A1K9 Personal Protection dog is like a person trained in martial arts, whilst not looking for confrontation, it has the skills to quickly draw it to a close should it be necessary.
A1K9 executive level personal and family protection dogs receive far more in-depth training and are trained to deal with threats that may affect high net worth individuals. Their training is far more intense and prepares them for accompanying their future owners to all sorts of different environments, where they will have to be impeccably behaved but also prepared to deal with a problem at the drop of a hat should they arise, irrespective of where they may occur.
It is not unusual for these dogs to take the place of human close protection operatives, or indeed to work alongside a family's in house security team. These highly trained canines, having passed through our standard level are then taught many other disciplines including defending against multiple attackers, targeting weapon arms and protecting owners against situations such as car-jacking, just to mention a few.
The training for all of our executive dogs is finely tailored to meet clients' exact requirements. However, typically all of our executive level dogs are well versed in the following:
- On and off lead heelwork
- Sit, down and stay
- Recall and present
- Left finish/cut-off
- Emergency down
- Speak on command
- Deterrent on command
- On lead protection
- Off lead protection
- Interception off lead
- Criminal guarding
- Other requirements subject to client's needs
- Protecting against attacks from multiple assailants
- Targeting weapon arms
- Defending against car-jacking
It is important to note that even our most highly capable protection dogs are first selected and conditioned to be wonderful, happy family companions and behave in the main as an obedient pet, while retaining the ability to switch into protection mode if and when a situation dictates.
It is not unusual for A1K9 dogs to accompany their owners as part of their daily lives and should the need arise they are ready to defend at a moment's notice.
What Our Customers Say
"She has been an absolute delight to have in our home, extremely intelligent, robust, loving and incredibly protective of the family"
Nigel Mansel, OBE
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