Level 1 Protection Dog
These are the first things a trainer will teach a young dog in the protection dog program. He will learn basic commands including:
Obedience training is foundational to the dog’s learning in the future. He must obey both on and off a leash.
Dogs must be socialized around children, crowded areas, and noisy areas early on so they will be gentle with children and calm in noisy, crowded places like malls, churches, or shopping centers.
This goes without saying that a puppy must learn his bathroom rules.
Crate training gives the dog a place to go that is his own. Crates allow a dog somewhere to sleep and rest.
Trained to protect from an intruder
Protection dogs must protect homes and property from intruders This is a basic skill level.
This means the dog will be comfortable around gunfire, whether you’re shooting or an intruder is shooting. The protection dog won’t run away, but will calmly take down the intruder.
This includes carjacking and car protection.
Enhanced searching skills
At this level, a protection dog has better-searching skills for around the house, property, or small business.
Obeys aggressive command
If the protection dog is given the command, he will growl, bark, show his teeth, or attack. The dog will immediately stop this aggression when commanded.
Level 2 Protection Dog
A level 2 protection dog will have all the skills and training of a Level 1 dog, but with other skillsets for his work.
Obey whispered or hand signal commands
A level 2 protection dog must be able to obey his owner’s hand signals or whispered commands if an intruder is hiding inside their home. This allows the dog to sneak up on the intruder without alerting him.
Attack more than one intruder
This training teaches a dog to attack and disable two intruders.
Stronger fighting skills
When faced with a more difficult situation with an intruder or attacker, the dog is expected to exhibit greater courage and strength. Level 2 dogs have an intense, painful bite.
A Level 2 protection dog will get expensive training in these scenarios:
- Carjacking situations
- Small business invasion
- Home invasion
- Shopping mall parking lot protection
- Running or jogging outside-the level 2 dog is trained for more discrimination of who is a threat and who isn’t.
A Level 2 protection dog is recommended for family protection or for a small business.
Level 3 Protection Dog
A Level 3 protection dog has all training and skills of Levels 1 and 2, plus additional specialized training. Let’s have a look.
The dog is trained to go in after an abducted person, guard them so they can escape, or face the kidnapper to disarm him or her.
This level dog is a fierce attacker using his body, teeth, and intelligence to fight.
Protect medium-sized homes and businesses
A level 3 dog will refuse food so he can’t be poisoned by an attacker.
Friendly aggressor training
This training teaches a dog to spot when an attacker who seems friendly, threatens his owner.
Explosive and drug training
At this level, a dog can sniff out explosives and drugs.
A Level 3 dog would be used for family protection, individual protection, a police K9 unit, a medium-sized business, or a home.