Dan Guardian Rottweilers

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    I regularly receive inquiries for rottweiler puppies, some of them are dumb. When I can tell the person is a novice, but is intelligent and seriously interested, I will take the time to educate them. When the questions are downright stupid I just want…
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    Replied to the thread A good story.
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    I see. I've always left this for later as I felt I can do it at any time, it's just obedience. But it's possible that doing it at an early stage as per Koehler, in the long run will produce a deeper ingrained discrimination in the dog. Resulting in less…
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    At first the dogs would bark or lunge at the passer by requiring a correction. Eventually they learned to only alert on the quarry who made any threats toward the handler and not any innocent bystander. It worked perfect with both my police dogs. You…
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    I also fast forward when I see the dog is ready. I think Koehler structured this progam so as to give even a lesser prospect and/or an inexperience decoy the best chance to succeed. The truth is that some strong dogs just need a little stimulation to…
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    If the handlers and trainers who's program is based on prey drive would see the intensity the Koehler method produces in a good dog, it would set them on the right track. Glad for you Phil.
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    This story made me smile, thanks.

    I understand you qualified the team for protection training checking the obedience first. Not sure why you implemented obedience (sit stay) during agitation so early in the game? If the dog didn't have good potential…
  • Teuto, the conditions you described remind me that cold tolerance to a large extent is a matter of conditioning. I've kept rottweilers outdoors in a kennel in down to -15c and they do fine. They grow a thick undercoat. I've also seen pit bulls kept in…
  • When you say cold weather protection dog I understand you mean a dog that will live outdoors full time. How cold does the temperature get? What shelter will you have for the dog?
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    Sergio Good to see you back. I changed to another forum software. In my opinion better, it has some nice features. Hope you enjoy and make use of it.
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    Interesting how two breeds with high prey drive sort things out in a fight without going into full blown prey drive. You can fast forward to near the end for the climax.

    youtube.com/watch?v=90-RDz2BdHE