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Protection Dogs 101

Trained German Shepherds have been used as protection dogs for both police officers and private families for more than 100 years. These dogs are known for being both obedient and hard-working. The breed thrives on human contact, and excels when given direction, top-rated training, a well-balanced diet and good exercise. If you are looking for a protection dog for personal or professional purposes, you will find that the German Shepherd working dog is one of the best breed choices. 

Training Protection Dogs

When considering protection dogs, you should receive a dog that has already been conditioned to various commands. Comprehensive obedience training, positive reinforcement and motivation-based training, should be combined with the selection process of elite breeds to ensure that you receive a trained champion, not just a protection dog.

Working Dog Tournaments

Working dog tournaments are designed to keep civilian protection dogs active and also are designed as a competitive sport for owners & trainers. The tournaments allow German Shepherds to show off a variety of their protection dog skills, including obedience, agility, searching and tracking. Simanovich protection dogs have covered and excelled in all these areas within working dog tournaments: tracking, obedience, & protection. Any dog can demonstrate average skills in these areas with formal training, but not every dog excels at these skills. A Wayne Simanovich protection dog has received elite world-class training, and demonstrates incredible stability in distracting situations.

Choosing a Protection Dog

If you are looking for a German Shepherd as an executive protection dog, a guard dog, or a family protection dog, you will want to choose a dog that offers both protection, and huggable security around those who are closest to you. Anyone can create a website, become a breeder, and ship dogs across state lines. When choosing among people who train and sell protection dogs from the wide variety of protection dogs for sale, be sure to do your homework. Ask about training. Ask about the background of the trainers, and get a history from them. If possible, visit the training grounds. A dedicated, top-rated dog trainer will be happy to answer these questions for you.


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Endorsements from People You Know...

Joey and Brittany
Logano 2x Nascar Champion


"Awesome dog! We love him. Definitley a security upgrade and lots of fun to train. Thanks Wayne!"

Terry Bradshaw
Hall of Fame QuaterBack


We've had security issues on the ranch. Cash is by far the best thing we've done. He does such a great job and is now part of the family. We love him. Thanks Wayne. Cash is awesome.

Suzy Welch
Author Harvard Business Review


"Sir is simply the finest dog in the world!
Thank you Wayne. He's the best dog ever!"

Stan Kroenke
Owner Los Angeles Rams. Denver Nuggets


Great dogs Wayne! They're a joy to own. All the Best..

Dan Whitney
AKA Larry the Cable Guy


To say Leena is a good dog is an insult. She's a GREAT dog! We are very pleased. The companionship and security provided by Leena is beyond compare. Thank you Wayne. She's perfect.

Burt Reynolds
Actor, Director


Kong has been a real joy to own. He is a beautiful dog with a great temperament and expertly trained. Wayne was a real pro. Very Knowledgeable. Thanks Wayne! It's been great working with you.

Heath Shuler
US Congressman


Security is always a concern. There is no finer companionship and security then a well trained protection dog. There is no better provider of this type of dog than Wayne Simanovich. He knows what he's doing. Our dogs are big part of our family.

Scottie Pippen
Chicago Bulls


Thanks Wayne. Just what we needed. We love him.

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