FAQ’s you should know !

What is a personal / family protection dog?
TYPES OF TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY World Class K-9
Is there a difference between a sport dog and protection dog?
Is my dog capable of successfully achieving any type of training?
Should I expose my dog to other dog’s and people outside of immediate family?
Will my dog be vicious and dangerous once trained for protection?
How long is World Class K-9’s training program?
What is the cost of your training programs?
Are your trainers qualified?
How is training reinforced once a program has been completed?
When is a good age to start my dog in training?
How do I contract services with World Class K-9?

What is a personal / family protection dog?

A personal / family protection dog is a dog trained in the field of protection based on real life every day situation that many go thru because of the condition of the world we live in today.  It’s important for us to understand your lifestyle and what situations you may see yourself in so we can customize the training in order that you receive optimal protection for you personally or your family.

TYPES OF TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY World Class K-9

• Puppy Training Intro (enhances socialization, deter detected misbehavior, introduction to basic obedience commands)
• Basic Obedience (on leash, basic commands)
• Advance Obedience (on/off leash, basic commands)
• Personal / family Protection (trained to protect owners in household)
• Behavioral Modification (as specified by owner)
• Guard (trained to protect property including poison control (independent of owner)
*Service dog training (PTSD)
Your goals, Yours pet, Your lifestyle is our concern, Together WE can achieve success!

Is there a difference between a sport dog and protection dog?
Ideally, when should my dog start training?

Yes, Yes, Yes !  Know the difference, understand what to look for it can mean your life and safety for your children!  ( Read Buyer Beware at bottom of page for more info ! )

When should I start my dog in training ?

It is imperative for all to understand that socialization and environmental exposures should precede any training program. Nevertheless, we encourage an introduction to behavioral modification techniques/training from as early on as 4 months of age. We do encourage obedience training once a dog starts to developmentally mature at approximately 6 months of age. We are in the business of confidence building and creating an environment that offers a wealth of positively enriching experiences for our trainees. We do not encourage an environment in which a dog constantly meets failure. Therefore, Protection training is recommended for dogs that have successfully undergone obedience training only.

Is my dog capable of successfully achieving any type of training?

Temperament, drive, socialization skills/environment, physical conditioning and age play key roles in achieving success during training of any kind. Training is only as effective as an owner’s desired goals and commitment to reinforcement. Through the proper evaluation of your dog, which is completed by a qualified trainer of World Class K-9’s pool of trainers, we will formulate a customized training program that is appropriate for you and your dog. Our commitment is to what can be achieved rather than what cannot be achieved. We train for solid proofing and owner handling by utilizing consistent praise and reward practices, which builds a strong handler-trainee bond. We emphasize relationship building first and training second.

Should I expose my dog to other dog’s and people outside of immediate family?

Just as people are social animals, so too are dogs. Early and consistent socialization amongst people and other dogs achieve several desired goals:
1.Exposure to environmental stress factors to reduce fear of the strange and the unknown.
2.Respect for older and younger dogs, freedom, objects and people.
3.Learning experiences to add to a balanced temperament and tolerance level.
4.Increased comfort ability around people, other animals and various environments, which
minimizes temperament instability and insecurity.

Will my dog be vicious and dangerous once trained for protection?

Contrary to the misleading information perpetuated by many, a dog properly trained for protection is able to assess strangers to seek out a threat. Protection dogs who have been appropriately trained for obedience and who have had consistent socialization, unmistakably knows its purpose and will not assume a dangerous or uncontrolled disposition. A well-trained protection dog will fearlessly protect his owner/family and/or property with loyalty and devotion without aggression but rather with control and training as drivers.

How long is World Class K-9’s training program?

Training durations can vary depending on a number of different factors including but not limited to a dog’s responsiveness, aptitude or intelligence levels, etc. However, each phase of training is generally completed within an 8-12 week time period.

What is the cost of your training programs?

Training is individualized; therefore, fees may vary depending on several factors. Detail pricing may be formulated by contacting us at 404-787-0587(International and Domestic ).

Are your trainers qualified?

Each of our trainers are highly qualified and are trained thru our World Class K-9 school by our Master trainers in order to provide you with the consistency that World Class K-9 is known for . Each trainer brings a variety of different case scenarios and involvement to our facility. Each handler / apprentice is evaluated and pre-screened prior to hire or entry into our training program then continues his or her education until able to handle dogs at graduated level .

How is training reinforced once a program has been completed?

An owner’s commitment to reinforcement training is the ultimate long-term defining factor as to how successful pet training has been. Do not be misled, NO TRAINER, can guarantee the everlasting effectiveness of training. You as the owner must be committed to executing handling your newly trained dog with the techniques provided during your “pick up” evaluation. Constant and consistent communication about your dog’s progression is essential to keeping you, the client, informed. Do not hesitate to present us with any questions regarding your dog’s training or progress during the training phase or after a training program(s) has been undergone.

Is the use of non-verbal corrections involved in your training programs?

Corrective collars are frequently used for training purposes to achieve control not to inflict pain. Firm corrections are a very humane and productive manner of altering a dog’s response without abusing the dog or injuring the dog. We compassionately provide services to each of our trainees. The well being of your dog is primary. Abuse will not help us but hinder us in our attempt to achieve desired results. Do not be fooled, a dog suffering abuse is evident. We strongly protest the use of abuse to achieve training results. We strongly encourage you to monitor your dog’s behavior once trained. If properly trained, your dog should be proud, confident and joyful.

How do I contract services with World Class K-9?

Please contact us at 404-787-0587 (Domestic) or email us at worldclassk9@gmail.com
We are strong in the areas of customer relations and proofing. We do have binding professional contracts for your protection, for your pet’s protection and for our protection. We encourage you to always have a binding contract in place when soliciting services of this nature. If we do not have the dog your looking for, contract us to use our connections and experience in finding you the right dog and breed with the right traits in order that you get whats right and stable for your family and situation. We only allow dogs that are tested and proven to be stable into our program as protection companions and we know what to look for, so  !  We thank you for the time devoted to visiting our site!

     Buyer Beware !

 Please educate yourself before purchasing any dog claiming to be a protection dog!  If your in need of a sport dog, buy a sport dog, when in need for a protection dog seek a professional in the field of providing stable personal or family protection dogs and know what to look for, there is a big difference!  Since 1994 World Class K-9 prides itself in the art of training real personal / family protection companions.  World Class K-9 is not only familiar with protection dogs but also sport dogs through retraining disappointed clients that have bought so called protection dogs from other companies that were sport dogs.  This is never an easy task because most sport dogs are trained to be possessive of equipment and toys which makes them safe on the training field because there focus is on the equipment rather than the man.  To wean a dog off of this possessiveness over equipment and toys is difficult, which is the same reason why a sport dog can be unsafe for children !   This is why you see decoy’s taking bites from an off leash dog with no protection other than the sleeve or upper body suite jacket with lower half of the body exposed.  The reason they can feel safe is they know that the dog is not focused on anything other than the equipment!  Or have you ever seen a so called protection dog bite a sleeve and the decoy slips it off and the dog runs around with it in his or her mouth disregarding the bad guy?  Or how about when a dog is doing what they call a bark and hold and the dog is jumping in mans face barking and decoy has no face protection?  Again decoy understands that the dog is trained to bark for the opportunity  and go ahead to bite the sleeve or piece of equipment.    These are just a few things to watch out for and consider when viewing videos or personal demo’s of available protection dogs.