CCK9 Dog Training Methods
We at Command Control K9 use very special dog training methods. Unlike the traditional dog training methods that most of our competitors use- which is to train a dog to protect as if protection is a game- we train our dogs to protect as a defense starting from a very young age. Just like you don’t think of the personal safety of yourself or your family as a game, neither should the dog. Our guard dogs are trained to defend for the right reasons, much like a human bodyguard. From a young age they are trained to recognize behavior that could be harmful to the person or family they are protecting and to defend you against harm courageously and on command. Therefore, we never use a towel, tug or sleeve to start our young dogs in bite development.
The equipment that we use for training our dogs is specially designed. We never use shock collars (E collars). All of our dogs are trained using humane measures which build the ego of the dog instead of breaking the dog’s spirit. Only confident dogs are suited for this type of work and cruelty never builds confidence. We also do not use food as a reward. The only reward the dog needs to protect is the knowledge that it is fulfilling its duty to your family. The dog is motivated by the strong, natural desire to please its handler. You, in turn, show your appreciation by providing a loving, stable environment for your protection dog. Food or toy rewards are not needed since the relationship between your family and the dog is mutually beneficial.
Our puppies start their education with a good foundation. Our dog training methods begin with socializing that starts at 5 weeks of age. We feel that the most important time for a pup is between 5 to 8 weeks; in fact, this is more important than the next 6 months of the puppies’ life. At 5 weeks the puppy begins to walk with structure and is exposed to different environments and surfaces. We take them everywhere we go so they get exposed to the real world. They are also exposed early on to children and other animals so that they are prepared to fit into your household effortlessly. Crate training/potty training is essential to obedience and this is a part of our dog training methods from the beginning as well.
We at CCK9 feel that simulating some conditions found in nature reduces anxiety and starts each puppy with a great mental foundation. All of our puppies are whelped outside in natural made dens and kept close to their mothers during the whelping phase.
We are very happy to answer any questions you may have about the our dog training methods and process. Please contact us with any questions you may have.