Protection Dogs: The Modern Woman’s Best Friend
“An attacker will always expect a woman to pause in their own self-defense; a dog will never hesitate.”-Ashy Hall (Kennel Manager, PDP)
The current environment of the world is uncertain. Honestly, I sometimes avoid the news because it’s almost overwhelming. Left and right, there are new stories everyday about a new danger to watch out for. At the end of the day, there’s only so much you can prepare yourself for without becoming paranoid that everything is a threat to you and your family.
Every woman should be able to walk by herself at night without fear, be able to completely trust the male individuals in her life, be able to leave her drink unattended at a bar without worrying that someone will slip something in it, and feel confident going into unknown scenarios alone. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that almost every woman experiences these fears often.
Here’s the reality:
- “It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives.” https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures
- “In a multi-country study from the Middle East and North Africa, between 40 and 60 per cent of women said they had ever experienced street-based sexual harassment (mainly sexual comments, stalking/following, or staring/ogling), and 31 per cent to 64 per cent of men said they had ever carried out such acts.” https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures
- “Estimates of assaults on women by partners range from approximately 2 to 4 million per year. The Illinois State Police recorded 114,373 domestic violence offenses in 2000; 76 percent of these offenses involved assault/ battery charges. A total of 54,640 orders of protection were issued, with 4,574 of these orders being violated. About 25 percent of all hospital emergency department visits by women result from domestic assaults.” http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/factsheets/viol.htm
“Alright well how do I possibly protect myself?” – you might be asking. Well, you could go join a martial arts gym and train for years. You could go out, buy a gun, and take shooting lessons to learn how to use it. You could lock yourself in your house and never leave. You could avoid nighttime altogether and distrust everyone you meet.
There are a million things that you could do. The problem is, all of these take valuable time, energy, training, and overall make you distrustful of society and people. But I get it, it’s so frustrating to be aware of all the threats against you, and still go to work, get an education, care for your children, and keep a steady mind at all times. It’s a lot. Here is where our company comes in.
KB started this company with the intention of training dogs to not only be intimidating, obedient, and powerful; but to also express extreme loyalty, endless love, and fearlessness in the face of danger. He, and his talented team of trainers spend extensive time with these dogs. They’re trained to fit the needs of specific individuals while also being socialized and taught to be an essential part of a family unit.
What we want to give you, overall, is peace of mind. These dogs are loyal, incredibly well trained, healthy, strong, smart and obedient. They are taught real life scenarios in which they know their only goal is to protect you and get you out of harm’s way, safely. We teach the dogs to trust the family unit, but we also teach them to respond to potentially violent behavior with caution. We know that most crimes against women & children come from relatives, acquaintances, friends. This dog will be able to function as a typical loving family dog, with training that is activated by certain commands. If you want to be more secure in your family’s safety, a professionally trained dog who is tailored to your lifestyle is the perfect addition to the modern family home. Working dogs are being accepted into so many more aspects of life, and as these dogs excel in obedience, they can be integrated into a variety of ways of life, careers, and surroundings.
Our trainers do “in-home” training when the dog is delivered to you, which allows for situational training determined by your residence, and also allows for specific training for those at risk. Children absolutely love our dogs, and the dogs love them fiercely right back. The trainers will prepare your kids to work with the dog, say the right commands, and reinforce the training, so you know that your dog will protect your children even if you’re not around.
There is the reinforcement of commands and continuation of training that is required to keep this dogs at their peak performance level, and this will fluctuate based on your drive to ensure your dog continues the work it was trained to do.
However, you do it right, and you build a bond… You will have a friend for life. You will have someone that will stick up for you regardless, wait for you to come back, and you will be able to finally have the peace of mind that you have someone reliable who won’t hesitate to stand in harm’s way for you.
“Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, and capable of pure love. Virtues that few people get through life without abandoning, at least once.”
― M.K. Clinton, The Returns
Overall, Protection Dogs Plus wants to match the right people with dogs that will fit effortlessly into their lifestyle. We want you to have a protector, a companion, and a guardian for your children. Our company is family-owned and operated, and we emphasize that family safety, happiness, and wellbeing comes first. Our dogs will be ready for all of that, plus endless belly rubs when they’re “off duty”.
Let us match you with a best friend who ALWAYS has your back.
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Written for Protection Dogs Plus by Ashley Smith