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How to Train Dog to Attack?

(May 6, 2010)

Dogs are probably the most common house pets all over the world and are highly regarded for their outstanding loyalty and companionship. Although there is obviously a gap in communication, any dog lover and owner will tell you that although they cannot understand us and we them, there is a very apparent emotional connection that far surpasses simple spoken communication. Dogs generally understand the masters emotions and provides tremendous emotional support in the hardest of times. No wonder the animal is known as mans best friend. Some dog owners will prefer their pets being trained to be more vicious and training the dog to attack on command is seen as an added advantage when the owner requires these attributes specifically out of the animal. For example, dogs that are used in security detail are always trained to attack as this is an essential requirement of their duties. The natural tendency to protect their masters will make the entire training process a rather more straightforward one, but it is essential that the trainer also imbibe a sense of controlled aggression so as to prevent the dog from becoming too violent when the situation does not require it.

When choosing to train your dog to attack, keep in mind the mindset of the breed. Some breeds are naturally more ferocious than others and trying to train a Pomeranian to attack is a more futile exercise than getting a Doberman to do the same. While German shepherds are another very easy animal to train, Rottweilers can be more unpredictable even when you think they are completely under your control. Training your dog to attack means that you need to provide the animal with an entire training package that also gets it to respond to a host of other commands such as ‘sit, ‘stay’ or ‘heel’. Some dog training tips that you could incorporate into the entire process is to make sure that your dog starts to become rather indifferent to other strangers and dogs. The continuous training will encourage the animal to adapt to a single word as a command to perform a certain action. So giving it a host of words to perform the same action is probably going to cause more confusion than anything else. Developing the dogs bite is another very important aspect of the entire process and starting with a stick, you should progress to training the animal to bite the arms and legs of an attacker to get the best chance of immobilizing the animal.
Submitted by N M on May 6, 2010 at 03:19


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