Guard Dogs | SpiritDog Academy

Guard Dogs

Guard dog breeds include for example:

  • Mastiff
  • Doberman
  • Rottweiler
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Cane Corso
  • Akita

It is absolutely crucial that you provide adequate socialization and positive exposure for these dogs when they are young. Do not wait until your dog shows negative responses or reactive/territorial behaviors. Be proactive and provide some training and socialization for your dog daily.

If you keep these dogs at home and rarely get them out in the world, they will become a real problem. They are often large and heavy enough that it’s impossible to control them through “physical force” alone – you need them to have good manners and listen well to you.

Mentioned in this video is weight management – check out this link if you need help assessing your dog’s body condition score:

Body condition score

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