Testimonials ~ Family and Personal Protection Dogs
Ben - Family Protection Dog
As parents with two children, (one of which had wanted a dog for some years) we approached A1K9 because we wanted a well trained dog that could be welcomed into our home as a friend but which would also do everything he could for us in the event that one or more of the family fell victim to violent crime - or the serious threat of it. We thought in detail for some time about the specific attributes that we wanted in a dog and then contacted Charles and Gaynor at A1K9. What we received was red carpet treatment at a personal level accompanied by an in depth approach to our requirements. Following this, a number of dogs were short-listed as being suitable in temperament and capability. Where necessary, Ben - the dog that we chose, was given training specific to our requirements and as we were comparative novices, we were invited to pay regular visits to Ben and become involved with his training ourselves. (Although useful, this is not always necessary in most cases). Since welcoming Ben into the family, he has been a constant companion. He is a play friend to Pip and Bruce and a close friend of Helen and myself. He is now fully integrated into our family circle. However, perhaps as important as selecting Ben correctly and his training, is the high level of support that has been available if we have questions or are in any way unsure of what is best for this superb dog. We have found Charles, Gaynor, John, Dave and Martin to have professional knowledge and an individual friendly approach that we believe could not be bettered. A1K9 would be our first choice for another dog of the highest class.
"She has been an absolute delight to have in our home, extremely intelligent, robust, loving and incredibly protective of the family"
Nigel Mansel, OBE