Our Training Process
Stage 1 – Socialization & Games & Pray Drive Reinforcement
We start testing our puppies at the age of 4 months to assess if the nervous system is balanced to meet the expectations of the program. The dog’s inherent instincts are activated when we start to develop his pray drive. The dog should not become anxious or stressed at this point of the procedure, and it should also develop a strong sense of its surroundings and at the same time pay its attention to his/her owner.
Stage 2 – Socialization & Basic Obedience & Bite Work Introduction
Then we continue with socialization and basic obedience training and when we reach the level where we have excellent communication with the dog we introduce him/her to the first stages of bite work.
Stage 3 – Off-leash Obedience & Bite Work
When it reaches the desired level, at the age of 9-12 months, the dog learns advanced obedience and practices more advanced bite work that includes boundaries, firm bite and switch on / off behavior.
Stage 4 – Elite Training
In the fourth and final stage, the dog enters the elite training program. Here, we anticipate the dog to act in the following ways in response to commands: no nerves to bite, firm bite, and perfectly controlled and disciplined response to commands to suppress an impending danger. At this stage we have two alternatives.
- Scenario #1
When the dog owners are not around and the children are alone such as at home, in the park, in the garden, in the car, on the walk, the dog carries the role of looking after the children. This means that when faced with potential threats like a home invasion or a kidnap attempt (from the park or the car or during a walk) the dog neutralizes the threat and then reverts to its original mental state.
- Scenario #2
The owner can recognize a potential threat and command the dog to avert it. In the event of a threat, the dog simultaneously alerts the owner, who then chooses whether to put the dog in switch on mode or switch off mode.