Delivering Jak: a German Shepherd Personal Protection Dog’s Trip to Las Vegas

We recently delivered one of our Guardian Plus personal protection dogs to Las Vegas, NV. Jak is a sable male German Shepherd with unbelievable speed, power and focus. It has been a total pleasure working with him since day one, and his delivery was no exception: Jak quickly became accustomed to the fast pace of Las Vegas and fits right in at his new home. Jak is going to be keeping watch over the members of his family both in Nevada and away on business trips with his owner.

The high crime rate in parts of Las Vegas make personal protection dogs an important layer of security. After all, no criminal with even an ounce of good sense would want to mess with a dog like Jak when there are about 600,000 other potential targets in the city.

Before finding Jak, his new owner had researched many other companies looking for the best protection dogs to suit his lifestyle in Las Vegas. He had previously owned a protection dog from another company. Unfortunately, the dog ran out of his enclosure and was killed after being struck by a vehicle. This was a tragic example of how important functional recalls and stays in obedience training: with distractions around every corner, owners need to be 100% sure that their dogs will remain focused at all times. A big part of our protection training involves training in public, in places like Boston and Newburyport, MA so that our obedience and personal protection training will remain effective even in the presence of many people and vehicles.

Jak is trained not just to keep his family safe and follow their commands in obedience, he was also shown the rules of the household during his thorough delivery process. He was taught car manners, house manners, and how to behave properly with visiting people and dogs.

Below you can see two videos taken during our delivery process. The first shows the proud new Idaho owner of one of our personal protection dogs, Hans. You can see how this German Shepherd became part of the family, with even his young daughter being able to comfortably handle the dog in protection and obedience.

The second video shows the delivery of Aspen, one of our Guardian Plus level personal protection dogs who now lives in Oklahoma, working in a variety of training exercises during his delivery.

If you are interested in our Protector, Guardian or Guardian Plus training levels, we welcome you to browse our listing of protection dogs for sale.

The Perfect Fit for Apartment Life

You might not think that a protection K9 would be a good fit for life in an apartment or condo. These buildings can be on the smaller side, after all, and most complexes are heavily trafficked by people and other dogs. Some landlords seem like they’re just waiting for a chance to hand their tenants a leash violation. So are you asking for trouble by bringing a dog into your rental for security? If your building allows dogs and your companion has the right training, absolutely not! The size of your home, apartment, or condo isn’t important because your protection dog will be selected and adjusted to fit your lifestyle.

While clients in the countryside often request that their dogs alert them whenever someone is at the door, this would cause many false alarms in a building with narrow corridors and thin walls. In this environment, custom trained personal protection dogs will easily top guard dogs that don’t have the same advanced training or control. Your dog will only bark on command. When you’re in common areas you won’t have to worry about unpredictable behavior around other tenants, their children or their dogs. When you’re in your room, you can feel prepared for a forced entry situation, and you’ll be able to enjoy the loving company of the most hassle-free apartment dog possible.

During the matching process, we’ll find a German Shepherd or Belgian Malinois that will not just fulfill your protection needs, but match your energy level as well. There is a misconception that a working line dog will be hectic and high energy in a smaller space, but our dogs offer energy on demand. Even though they are fast and powerful in dangerous situations, they move with grace and care around the apartment.

Each of our dogs are trained thoroughly in off-leash obedience, so you won’t be pulled down the stairs and your neighbors will see that you have a friendly dog with perfect manners. The usefulness of off-leash exercises extends to your own living spaces, too. The “place” command will keep your dog exactly where you want him or her, which is great when you’re cleaning up or when you have company coming over. Your dog will stay off the furniture and away from unattended food. Our training is designed to put your mind at ease, from worry-free daily life to knowing that you’re secure at home.

Do you want to find out how our training can be personalized for your apartment or condo? Send us a message to tell us what your needs are.