This is a video of Gandhi, one of our KNPV German Shepherd stud dogs taking a live bite.
We at Command Control K9 test all of our protection dogs before we purchase them. One would be very surprised by how many personal protection dogs there are that will not take a live bite. The majority of the dogs that we test are equipment orientated. This is not real. We all know that a criminal does not come into your home with a bite suite on. We at Command Control K9 have no interest in a dog that is fixated on the sleeve or bite suit. It may look good in the sporting world, but it has no purpose in the real world. To test for a live bite, one must be a very experienced decoy, also known as a helper. This is not something one would fool around with. I’ve seen too many people get seriously hurt with these exercises. The decoy/helper will take an old, thin phone book and wrap it around the forearm with duct tape, then take an old sweater, or jacket, and slip it over.
*Please note: Do not try this if you are not an experienced trainer, for this could have serious consequences.