Protection training and guard dog instinctive behaviors
• Protection dog training aims at the dog's understanding of the rules against of assessing a given potential threatening situation while at the same time he will be taught relevant ways and techniques of reaction in order to protect the owner, family and home if needed.
Without protection dog training a dog in case of having to face real conditions of threat or home invasion will express wrong behavior in most cases.
• Especially if the dog belongs to large breeds destined to develop into watchdogs, it is likely to develop an instinctive behavior as a house guard or bodyguard even without training.
• There are two possible ways for an untrained dog to react towards a potensial threat. Driven by his instinct he may choose to do what he can to protect the owner the members he perceives as his family and his home or he will react by running away to avoid the problem.
• Reactions may vary slightly from one person to an other but for the majority of dogs without proper guard training they can be unhelpful, for example panicking, avoiding a problem by running away or limiting themselves to intense barking, or expressing themselves in uncontrollable or very dangerous behaviors such as for example displaing of disorderly conduct without rules of engagement possibly resulting in some serious injury to an alleged (by the dog) as intruder or aggressor.