How to Train a Dog to Attack
How to Train a Dog to Attack is an important concept for keeping a dog as a pet and security. You never can tell when a burglary might happen, or an unwanted intruder is wandering around your home.
Dogs can be trained as vicious protectors of both man and property. With inexpensive training, you can teach your dog to attack on command while they serve as lovable pets and sources of protection.
In this post, I will introduce you to comprehensive steps on how to train your dog to attack.
Selecting the Right Breed
You can’t just pick any breed for attack training. No! You need to choose the right breed. Certain breeds have natural evolutionary genetic characteristics that make them easier to train as attacks dogs. Examples of such breeds are Doberman Pinschers, Rottweiler, and German shepherds. If you intend having a dog as a pet and your security, choose from the preferable breeds.
Give It Basic Training
Just like every normal dog or pets, basic training is essential for your attack dog too. You must teach your dog basic stay commands, sit commands, obedience, and other basic commands. Teaching these commands is essential for you and your dog. The dog obeys you and lays a listening ground for the dog for advanced training and commands such as attack commands.
Teach it Attack Commands
This is not an easy task; neither is it a hard one to achieve. The dog needs to go through a rigorous set of training before it can comprehend and act according to the attack command. For a successful attack command training, follow the steps listed below.
1. Socialize the Dog
You need to socialize the dog so that it doesn’t become uneasy in new or unusual conditions. The socialization could just be walking to the park, beach or the street. The dog should be able to recognize a regular passerby and not unnecessarily feel threatened or threaten such person.
2. Teach Barking
Your dog should be taught to bark at the sight of a stranger. A dog that barks before attacking a stranger is more efficient. The stranger might be your friend who the dog has never seen before. The dog should also stop once you command it to stop barking.
Make sure your dog bark at strangers and on command, if not, then he is a poor choice for a protection dog.
3. Teach your Dog to Attack
This is the last and most important training process. Find someone whose face is strange to the dog and let him approach and challenge you or the dog. Before going further, it is important that the stranger is putting on bite/attack suit. The bite/attack suit is for the professional trainers and might not be easy to purchase. In that case, an oven mitt on his arm will suffice. When you command and your dog barks at the stranger, he needs to act frightened run away. This will boost your dog’s confidence and be ready to do so in real life scenarios.