How Old Should a German Shepherd Be Before They Can Start Protection Training?

I have a german shepherd who has just turned 6 months and I would like to train him as a protection dog. I live in London, England so if you know of anywhere or anyone who trains dog in protection I would be very grateful.

hahaha, protection dog are you going to be a drug dealer when your older that you need a protection dog,,

if you gsd loves you and you get into trouble when your walking him, he will protect you even without going into this silly protection classes, (never heard of them before)

but if your going to use the dog for protecting a premises you will need a special license and proper training

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  • Jojo

    The dog needs to have his temperament tested first. Very few dogs have the right temperament for this type of training and, it’s incredibly expensive and time-consuming. Hope you’re ready for that.
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  • Tobi L

    Jojo is right – but if you are keen – and your pooch passes everything – temperement etc then you should start looking into it now.

    http://www.dog-obedience-training-online.com
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  • blueprairie

    A big, smart dog like a GSD should get obedience training whether it tests out for protection or not (I have two GSDs–trust me, an untrained GSD is a recipe for disaster). If your dog is six months old it’s time to start basic obedience training (come, sit, walking quietly on lead, etc).
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  • snuff hunter

    hahaha, protection dog are you going to be a drug dealer when your older that you need a protection dog,,

    if you gsd loves you and you get into trouble when your walking him, he will protect you even without going into this silly protection classes, (never heard of them before)

    but if your going to use the dog for protecting a premises you will need a special license and proper training
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    i stayed on the streets of london a few years ago with my old black and tan german shepherd, and i felt save with him and he didnt have any special training,

  • Abe

    18 months min before that the protection instinct does not prevail, i work with dogs i handle them for the military a dog is in childhood til it is 18 months old and should not be taught anything other than basic obedience and house training before then, also a tip never hit a dog that is to be trained for personal protection as it will be afraid of the hand if you do therfore dont even cuff the dog if you want to train it as a protection dog if a dog is ever hit it realises it can be beaten by a human good luck with your dog
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    the training and handling of military dogs in protection and guarding duties