Loyal, Stable, Capable
The dog is unique among all animals in that it is the only creature to voluntarily leave its own kind to take up with man. It is through this unique bond with man that high levels of communication and work are possible. A dog does not need a clicker, a treat, a toy, or an e-collar to be obedient. All it needs is open, honest, and clear verbal communication from its handler. Verbal direction, verbal praise, verbal correction, and a lead are all that is needed to work effectively with a Baden dog.Treats and toys just interfere with the bond and train the dog to look for an intermediary or a bribe, rather than their handler.
Clear communication and real world necessity serve as the basis for our training philosophy. Our clients, whether family, law enforcement, or military, need their dogs to perform when it counts. Dogs trained in sporting disciplines excel at playing their respective games. The fatal flaw in attempting to use these dogs as true working and protection dogs is that there are no rules when there is genuine need for performance. A sporting dog cannot win a game it has never played. Your family’s safety is not a game.
At Baden K9, all of the training is focused on stability, obedience, and real-world stress. Obedience training is more than sit, stay, and come. Everything we ask of our dogs is a form of obedience. Whether we ask the dog to track, protect, or climb, the dog is obeying your command. There is no separation in anything we choose to do with our dog. Protection work does not exist independently. It is all obedience. True obedience is accomplished via incremental application of real-world stress throughout the training process. Every situation a working dog will encounter cannot be simulated in training. Acclimating your dogs to stress throughout the training process though will ensure they are prepared for the tasks that lie ahead.
A Baden dogs’ natural instincts and abilities are fine-tuned and enhanced by the training process, rather than repressed or trained out of them. Many people ask “How do you teach the dog to bite?” or “Will the dog bite someone they’re not supposed to?”. The truth is that all dogs bite, and are born knowing how to bite. Properly training a dog simply teaches the dog when it is correct and just to do so. This real-world training, in combination with the controlled breeding program, leads to a stable, social, and exceedingly capable dog that will stay obedient even in the face of stress. The “on/off switch” is just as important as any of the dog’s other capabilities, because it prevents the dog from becoming a liability to you, your unit, your department, and your family. A properly bred, raised, and trained dog is a pleasure to own and will provide great peace of mind concerning the safety of you and your family.