Levels of Training

Level 1 Training

Actual Training for Level 1 Protection Dog’s may vary, but normally is as follows:

Level 1 Obedience:

Manners (the Level 1 Family Protection Dog is tame, and is normally very polite when around people and other animals);
Sit-Stay (on-leash; the dog will sit on command and stay in the sit until given a release command), Down-Stay (on-leash; the dog will lay down on command and stay until given a release command);
Come (on-leash: the dog will come when called to the person that calls him/her)

Level 1 Protection:

Visual Deterrence (it is common-knowledge that certain breeds of dogs have been used for guarding purposes for thousands of years, and the stigma that accompanies them is undeniable. K9 Working Dogs Level 1 Protection Dogs ‘look’ like a fully trained Protection Dog, but do not have the official training of the K9 Working Dogs Personal protection Dogs);
Started in Protection Training (not fully trained to bite attacker, but able to recognize a threat);
Stranger Alert (the Level 1 Protection Dog will bark aggressively at someone or something that he/she finds to be abnormal);
Nighttime Verbal Warning (at night the dog will bark at strangers or suspicious individuals).

Level 2 Personal Protection Dog

Alpha House K9s will match the right Level 2 Personal Protection Dog to your personality, situation and lifestyle.

If you and your family are in a “high-risk” security category you may want a dog that is more serious, but if you do not have a constant serious threat or security issue the Level II Personal Protection Dog is the right choice for you!

If you have a low security problem you may want a dog that will alert when a threat is present, but is more relaxed in general. There are several different types of Level 2 Personal Protection Dogs and we are very thorough in our selection process. Your Level 2 Personal Protection Dog must be 100% compatible with your situation. It is very importance that you put your trust in Alpha HouseK9s to do what we do best, by analyzing your needs and wants and then set you up with the Level 2 Protection Dog that best fits your needs!

Initial Handler Training Classes

Handler training for your new Level 2 Personal Protection Dog is necessary for both experienced and inexperienced Handlers. Even seasoned Handlers will need some coaching when they receive their new Level 2 Personal Protection Dog.

In the Handler Course you will learn proper control techniques for your Level 2 Personal Protection Dog in a variety of real-life scenarios. You will also learn how to maximize your safety in any type of confrontational situation with someone who wishes to do harm to you or your family, I.E. Intruder, Car Jack,  Assailant, Stalker, Mugger, etc. You will learn the basics of every day routine, proper care and adjustment.

Continuation Training

Alpha HouseK9’s highly recommend continuation training. In some cases, depending on the nature of the situation for which the Level 2 Personal Protection Dog exists, the Dog as well as the Owner/Handler may require a once monthly Training Class. You will be depending upon your new Level 2 Personal Protection Dog for your life, it should go without question that a regularly scheduled Continuation Training program will be in order.

What would a Level II Personal Protection Dog do?

A Level 2 Personal Protection Dog is both a Visual, Verbal and Physical threat to an Intruder, Stalker or Attacker. It is a very well known fact that criminals have a healthy fear of large dogs, and an Intruder, Attacker or Stalker will always be able to sense a Level II Personal Protection Dog, and, in most cases will move on to the next victim without incident.

However, if the Intruder, Attacker or Stalker is not deterred by the Visual and/or Verbal warnings from the Level II Personal Protection Dog will become aggressive and will do whatever it takes to Protect his Owner/Handler & Family!

Level 2 Protection Dog

Overview & Description

A “Alpha House K9s Level 2 Personal Protection Dog” is a dog that protects its Family/Owner from harm due to an attack at whatever cost. Level 2 Personal Protection Dogs are trained to apprehend an Attacker either on command, or by threat to its Owner; the K9 Working Dogs Level 2 Personal Protection Dog will Deter Attacker by vocal and/or physical intimidation, threat, or by apprehension by biting and holding the Attacker. The Level 2 Personal Protection Dog has complete Obedience, Sociability and Verbal Control from it’s Handler when in public. Alpha House K9s Level 2 Personal Protection Dog is also a good Family Protection Dog yet has less restrictions as far as ability and training.

Level 2 Training

Actual Training for Level 2 Protection Dog’s may vary, but normally is as follows:

Level 2 Obedience:

Heel – heeling at multiple speeds – running, jogging & walking on and off lead.
Sit-Stay – the dog will sit on command and stay in the sit until given a release command.
Down-stay – the dog will lay down on command and stay until given a release command.
Come – the dog will come when called to the person that calls him/her.
Load-Unload – the dog will enter or exit your vehicle on command.
Place – the dog will be sent to an object that it can get onto and stay.

Commands from Multiple Family Members

Level 2 Personal Protection:

Active Aggressive Alert – the dog will bark aggressively on command towards a threat.
Defend/Bite on Command – when a threat is presented the trained protection dog will bite on command or if the threat excels to the point of immediate threat the dog may not wait for a command.
Release on Command – All Alpha House K9s have extensive training in the area of control and obedience before any protection training is started – when Protection Dog is trained to Bite he is also simultaneously trained to Release on command.
Recall – These dogs are trained to be called of an individual before the dog can make an apprehension if needed.