As many of you know I worked and trained MWD's and PSD's for 38 years. I have a question for you PPD handlers and trainers. First I am by no means anywhere close to being an expert on PPD dogs, I base most of my knowledge off of Koehler and articles from the internet,so please hear me out.
I have trained some dogs for females using exclusively Koehler to get their dogs to bark at the door, strange noises around the house, in vehicle, etc: when commanded to at suspicious characters, but would not go beyond that stage as I did not want the liability.
So my question is a personal protection dog is used primarily to defend you correct? At least this is what I have assumed after studying the subject. Then why on many videos I have observed lately of personal protection dogs, I mostly see the PPD chasing down somebody in a bite suit 100 yards away, jumping out of a vehicle, chasing down and biting a person running away, jumping chain link fences to bite somebody on the other side. I have even observed a few of the dog clearing a residence and biting somebody until the handler comes inside to pull him off. Lastly I saw one video where the handler choked the dog off the quarry.
Perhaps you could enlighten me on this. Not being sarcastic, I am purchasing my first dog since retiring last year and would like to train him in personal protection as I have already had one threat on my safety due to my previous occupation, and I no longer require a PSD. Thanks