In order to work with a family guard dog in personal protection work you need a sturdy leather collar.These collars are relatively inexpensive, but need to be special ordered since a regular dog collar is not strong enough, and does not give an adequate margin of safety. If a collar breaks while working an aggressive dog, the person helping you is...well in a tight spot, so don't skimp on the collar.
Monday, January 1, 2007
Breed specific legislation is a form of local law that prohibits dogs of certain breeds from living in a given area. Usually it is applied at the city, or county level, less frequently to a whole state. Even the community you live in might have rules that prevent ownership of given breed. Therefore, before getting a family guard dog check into laws, and local rules, that may apply because in some places a dog can be confiscated and put to death because of its breed. The Pitbulls, and kin, are subject to the most discrimination and legal persecution, but others like Rotweilers, Bulldogs, etc. also often included as well.
To help determine if you live in an area where you are prohibited from keeping a certain type of dog look at the links below:
Also, check out this book for a different take on the "dog bite epidemic".