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How to train a guard dog ?


Here is a great article on how to train a guard dog which I found in Wikihow ... Hope you like it

1. Teach the animal basic obedience skills, establishing yourself as a master
. The dog should be able to carryout basic commands, such as sit, stay, stop, no, come and walk on a leash. Use positive reinforcement to encourage proper behavior while ignoring wrong behaviors.


2. Socialize your dog. In order for a dog to determine when a threatening person or event appears, it must become acquainted with typical scenarios in everyday life.
  • Introduce the animal to all family members (including other pets) and friends that visit frequently.
  • Expose the canine to household noises (e.g., lawn mower, vacuum, traffic and storms).
  • Allow the pet to see you in different situations, such as carrying an umbrella, with a hat or with glasses).


3. Encourage the pet to bark or notify you when strangers arrive.
  • Reward the dog for barking at strangers that arrive at the home. A treat or praise will reinforce the behavior.
  • Tell the dog "no" or "stop" if he barks at people that were included during the socialization period.
  • Ask friends or family, with whom the dog is not familiar, to make noises and knock on windows and doors at your home. Praise the dog's alertness and barking.


4. Create boundaries for the canine. The dog should only protect your property. Creating boundaries will prevent the animal from attacking people outside of your land.
  • Walk the dog around your property boundaries daily. Command it to come back if it strays from the area.
  • Install an underground or invisible fencing system if the dog continues to leave your property. Once the boundaries have been established, the fence may be removed.


5. Prevent the dog from taking food from other people. This is an important step in training because burglars often try to distract dogs with food.
  • Choose one person to be the main caregiver when it comes to feeding the animal.
  • Never allow friends and family outside of the home to give the dog food or treats.


6. Seek the help of a professional canine training center if you wish to train a guard dog beyond barking. It is not wise to attempt to teach a dog to bite or attack without the help of a canine trainer.




  • Place a "beware of dog" sign on your property. This will deter burglars as well as help protect you if a lawsuit occurs from your dog biting or attacking a person.
  • It is important to use extreme caution when a guard dog is around children. Never leave children unsupervised with the dog.

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