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Companion/Service/Therapy dog or Protection dog?

AutumnAcresAnimalsAutumnAcresAnimals Posts: 4Member
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?


  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 109,052Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hope you find the perfect dog.  There are some breeds that are naturally protective that make wonderful companions, But finding one that is protective and at the same time friendly can be difficult. 

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