Just Bells: I have a question I need help with.
If I buy a Caucasian Ovcharka, will it guard my family? If I don't introduce him to people and keep him in a dark room, will it make him more protective???
I don't have enough money to hire a trainer...I figure I can do it myself. The breeder is terrific...they breed specifically for the color of the coat and cuteness...
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Answer by Julie
The idea of keeping him isolated from people and in a dark room is not good. This is about the worst approach I have ever heard of anyone taking with their dog.
A dog will be protective with family when they bond with you and know that you love them, please consider any dog you get as a member of your family and treat them with respect.
Answer by Reba
To help a dog better protect the family, I have found that if someone comes, overtake the dog to another room. Once the company leaves you can bring him/ her out socialize the dog only with close family members and friends don't allow anyone to give the dog treats besides yourself or your immediate family ie spouse and children!! Do not keep the dog locked away from any socialization it will only make him or her aggressive in a negative way!!!
Answer by Wil
For a Caucasian Ovcharka to guard you, this is what you must do – nothing. This breed will instinctively guard their property, including people, animals, and possessions. Don't lock any dog in a dark room without human contact unless you want that dog to kill you one day. Try it with a human being and you'll get the same result. Unless you have A LOT of experience in handling giant guardian breeds, DIY isn't a wise approach with a Caucasian. But if you do, I'd highly suggest positive reinforcement techniques. If you control the food and are consistent with training, your dog will already understand you're in charge. You don't want to scare and cause pain to any dog as a means of training, and particularly not one that could rip you limb from limb when they grow up. Any breeder that claims to breed Caucasians for cuteness and color is probably on too many prescription drugs. They are a beautiful breed, but cuteness is not what their breed has been designed for.
With a Caucasian, your focus is going to be less on keeping its guard up and more on socialization. They are naturally suspicious around strangers, so if you EVER want to be able to invite company over, you'd better get your dog used to meeting people it doesn't know when it's a puppy. While off of your property, this is less of an issue, as the Caucasian typically doesn't feel the need to guard territory that isn't 'theirs', but if you don't socialize your dog, this breed might decide the house is under attack when the mailman comes, and they are perfectly capable of busting through your front door.
I figured that these questions were meant ironically, but some people actually have this kind of idea, so I thought I'd answer seriously.
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