The purpose of training is a focused upbringing, during which you make it clear to the dog what behavior is desired. But do not believe those who claim to have raised a faithful and controlled dog through beatings and severe restrictions. I don’t argue, from childhood you can “crush” any puppy by growing an animal out of it that will be afraid and step without a command. Such a dog will never be able to fully open up in the show ring, will not become the winner of sports training, and certainly will not show itself properly as a defender when meeting with ill-wishers.
… One of my acquaintances named Alexander worked in the police patrol service. His four-legged workmate was a powerful and vicious German Shepherd dog with a very eloquent nickname – Vampire. The dog could scare away just by appearance. He worked properly on the course of defense, causing a shock state from squeezing his hands with his powerful jaws and easily knocking a person to the ground. From the outside it seemed that the dog was quite controllable. At the same time, many colleagues knew Alexander’s tough temper, who used a rubber club and a strict collar as the main argument for influencing the shepherd. But it so happened that in the late evening near the own entrance to Alexander a robbery was committed. Continue reading