Simply stated, protection dog training should not altar the temperament of a dog. Unfortunately, many companies or individuals that are in the business of training protection dogs are not as experienced and knowledgeable as they should be. Many mistakes can be made when training a dog for protection. When purchasing a protection dog within an environment where children are involved, there are several concerns that should be addressed. One such concern relates to a dog being equipment or toy possessive. This can be dangerous for anyone in the home or business environment. A dog with this sort of possession drive over any item, such as a ball, a toy or bite equipment, can exert its dominance to the endangerment of those with whom it is in contact. Family Protection dogs should not be trained to be possessive over bite equipment, toys, or otherwise, especially considering that children engage in play with the same items. Many companies or individuals sell sport dogs as protection dogs to families with children and this is problematic and can have devastating effects. Owning a REAL protection NOT a sport dog can be a definite asset to a family with children.