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Companion/Service/Therapy dog or Protection dog?
I live on a 12 acre farm in an isolated area and had GSDs since I was 8, one Doberman, then two Belgian Malinois. I always felt safe with an obedience-trained dog and liked my dogs to be friendly, so I never gave them protection training. I had enough trouble with the GSDs chasing the cats. I would like to have a Siamese kitten, so finding a Mal that is friendly with cats will be a challenge, but I would like a dog already trained as a service/therapy dog. I have PTSD and my house was robbed while I stayed with my mother, co I am trying to decide if I need a personal protection dog or just a companion. The house will not be ready until next spring, so I have time to find right dog or to have it trained once I decide what kind of training I need. Any suggestions?