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The ultimate pleasure for any dog is to bite, it is what they are designed to do, and in doing so massive amounts of stress is released from their bodies.

In this video I demonstrate a great exercise called bite and carry.

This exercise makes Ragnar feel good, keeps his energy flowing,.. and in the process he follows me wherever I go..

I have always trained my dogs during the course of my daily life, I do not have scheduled training sessions.

When I see an opportunity to work with my dogs, I take advantage of it.

If you have any  questions, leave them in the section below and I will get back to you soon.

all the best,




territorial dog

If you own a dog and regularly take them for walks in your neighborhood you have no doubt had an experience with a territorial dog that is exhibiting aggression but is confined to his yard by a fence, or is hooked up to a chain. When you approach they begin barking,growling, hair standing up and may even charge at you and your dog until they fetch up at the end of the chain. If you have ever wondered what to do if by chance that dog gets loose and you are faced with how to deal with an aggressive territorial dog, then I have some tips for you.

Most dogs who are being territorial don’t really want to hurt you, they just want you to go away. In their mind they are protecting what they view as their property, ie, the yard, a vehicle, a couch. If they suddenly get free from their restraints they may even chase you.

It is important to remember this when responding to this kind of encounter.

Stand Your Ground.

It can be very frightening to be faced with a dog rushing toward you acting like they are going to tear you to shreds, and understandably so. Your first instinct is to run but you need to resist the urge to run as this will only kick the dog’s prey drive in and you will be more likely to get bitten.


Instead stay calm and be assertive, stand fast,put your dog behind you and face the dog but avoid making direct eye contact, as this will be viewed as a threat or challenge and escalate the situation.When the dog is about 10 feet away from you say,”Hey”! in your best assertive voice. Most dogs will stop immediately and show a bluster of behavior, barking,growling, circling.

Keep facing,circling with the dog and continue to periodically say,”Hey”! and continue to stand fast, but watch out, because the dogs intent was to drive you away and may even try to bite you to get his point across. In most cases when you control yourself, and the momentum of the situation,the dog will eventually give up and go away.

There you have it, by staying calm and assertive and controlling your environment it is possible to deal with an aggressive territorial dog,without anyone getting injured.

That’s all for now



bite victimIf you are thinking about training a dog to bite,.. you are only setting yourself up for a law suit. If you feel the need to be protected for any reason my advice is to get a human body-guard.  Only the most highly skilled trainers like law enforcement or military personnel should be engaged in this kind of training. Having a dog that is trained to attack and take down perps is a life long commitment and should not be attempted by the average dog owner. That being said, you can learn how to train a dog to protect you.

Having a dog with you when you go for a walk can help make you feel safer, and in most cases if you have a Rottweiler, German Shepard, or a Doberman, chances are no one is going to test you to see if the dog will bite.

Looks can beattack dog a very effective deterrent in and of itself.




If you want to train a dog to protect you it is imperative that you begin training as soon as you bring your puppy home, usually around 8 weeks of age. Proper socialization will be a life long and continuous endeavor, not only to people but other animals as well.

Not all dogs are suited for protection work, you won’t know if yours is until you actually begin to train him. Your dog’s temperament will determine how he behaves in public, but regardless of temperament, if you properly train your dog he should be fine. If you are not sure as to how to properly train your dog you should contact a local reputable trainer to help you.

I have trained many dogs, and it is my experience that when you train a dog to be obedient and loyal, and provide them with everything they need to be happy and healthy, they will defend you to the death if the occasion calls for it.

Dog training 150For example I never trained my dog Lola to bite and she is very friendly with strangers and other animals, but I would not want to be the one who jumps out of the bushes and tries to take my wallet or cause me harm, it would not end well for them, just sayin.

Because she is so well-trained I am confident that she will obey me when I say quit, no matter what. I know this because I trained her to stop immediately when she is in full prey drive, and her excitement levels are off the chart, when I say quit, she puts the brakes on and immediately comes to me.

So there you have it, you can learn how to train a dog for protection without teaching them to bite. They will protect you naturally if push comes to shove, and as long as they are highly trained and your relationship is strong, you can feel at ease the next time you go for a walk.

Remember training your dog to bite is not cool, and you are only asking for trouble, for you and your dog.

That’s all for now…

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Good luck, and good training


Dog training 172


The most important thing you can do as an owner is to learn how to
socialize your puppy.

Most social behavior is learned during the time spent with the pups
Mother and siblings. I decided to give you some tips on how to
socialize your puppy.

However this important lesson in behavior is usually cut short at
the age of 8 weeks when most breeders let their puppy’s go to a new

I feel it would be better for the pup to remain with the litter
until the age of 12-14 months, this would allow enough time for the
pup to learn bite inhibition and how to play socially and get along
with other dogs.

You can begin to teach puppies to be social and enjoy being around
humans, and being touched and handled, at the age of 9 days, this
is why it is important for breeders to begin to touch and handle
the pups, getting them used to having their sensitive areas
touched, such as tail,feet, and a wide range of areas that your dog
may find unsettling when touched there.

Ideally puppies will be exposed each day to different
men,women,children,other dogs,loud noise, ect..the more experience
a pup has with different things, ie, cats, geese, and other animals
that you may come in contact with, the more confident he will be
about what to do in the event of something unexpected, ie, car back
fire, especially when you make these experiences positive with food

Another benefit of learning how to socialize your puppy,
is that you will be less liable to raise a dog who may bite someone
and cause you a lot of trouble.

Here are some tips for learning to socialize your puppy.

Note: I do not recommend that you let strangers interact with your pup.

1-Before vaccinations have your friends and family come and play
and train your pup. Have a bowl of puppy goodies available, and
have everyone reward good behavior with a treat. Your pup will soon
learn that when people are around it’s good I get treats, belly
rubs and lot’s of praise for being calm and obedient.

2- Once your pup has had his needles you can have a party and
invite all your friends, and family to bring their dogs over
for a meet and greet party, have treats and have everyone
participate in the training of your puppy.

Training for obedience during these get togethers will teach your
pup to pay attention to you know matter what is going on around

3-It is important to remember that your puppy will not be cute and
rolly- polly, happy-go-lucky and trusting of every thing. Around
the age of 14 months your pups attitude if left un-socialized will
turn to one of fear and suspicion.

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