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How to Train a Guard Dog

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from wogelife and more videos in the Home Security category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at If you've ever wanted your furry friend to become a reliable line of defense, this guide will give you and your family the safety they deserve. To complete this How-To you will need: Patience Positive energy A professional trainer Warning: Trained guard dogs are not infallible and can be a liability. Be prepared to accept full responsibility for your pet and understand the risks associated with owning such an animal. Step 1: Select the best dog Select a breed that has a calm temperament, good socialization, and will watch your property without being distracted. Step 2: Practice basic obedience Practice basic obedience based on trust and mutual respect. Teach your dog to respond to your commands the first time, without hesitation. Step 3: Educate to respond to strangers Teach your dog to respond to strangers by barking and alerting a family member. Reward them with a treat or toy. Tip: Only the owner should offer commands and reward with treats. Step 4: Expose to all family members and friends Expose your dog to all family members and friends, including young children in the neighborhood. Step 5: Train your dog to attack Train your dog to attack clothing and appendages without being lethal when your family or property is threatened. Tip: Post a "Beware of Dog" sign to alert visitors and reduce the danger of an accidental attack. Step 6: Seek professional help Invest in years of training. A competent guard dog cannot be trained without years of professional guidance. Do not do this alone. Thanks for watching How To Train a Guard Dog! If you enjoyed this video subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel!
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