Dog Training   With Crystal, Ed & Lesli
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Excelon Practical Protection Dog Training Program 
By Dog Trainer Crystal LeJeune

 Targeted Dog Training Exercises 

Protection Profile

1 Defense of handler (handler guard)
2 Out-recall
3 Out-down
4 Guard-escort (optional out bark 15 seconds)
5 Turn on/off with directed aggression 
(alert type)

Obedience Profile

1 Heel off leash: Basic Position
2 Heel on leash
3 Heel with muzzle 
(on and off leash willingly accepts muzzle)
4 Long down (3-15m duration)
5 Long sit (3-15m duration)
6 Food refusal
 (offered by strangers, ground and multiple thrown)
7 Handler out of sight (5 - 15m duration)
8 Leave it (people, dogs, objects)

The dog is controlled by handler. Dog willingly cooperates and is obedient to the handler’s demands at all times during defense exercises. Includes on and off leash control. This general outlook is required to move on to level 2 obedience and protection with dog.

Pet Type A Socialization (home & travel access);

1 Crate stay (duration 15 minutes) 
2 Bed Stay (duration 15 minutes)
3 Down stay handler out of site (duration 3 minutes)
3 Boundaries (well defined)
4 Answer door alert
5 Answer door neutral
6 Optional (handler choice)

General outlook basic obedience, boundaries and control for home, car and travel use. Exposure to the common social scenarios dog and handler pet lifestyle.

Exercises Obedience Pet Type B Socialization Experiences (public access): 

1 Accepting friendly stranger
2 Sitting for petting
3 Walk on lead public
4 Walk through crowds
4 Stay in sit or down position
6 Reaction to dogs
7 Reaction to public distractions (common)
8 Separation (handler leaves dog with trusted person)
Veterinarian, boarding kennel, handler #2
9 Grooming/clinical exam handling
10 Optional (handler choice)

General outlook social exposure and socialization of common public scenarios. The dog remains obedient and controlled with his handler’s commands. 

This document contains the minimum performance standard training set by Excelon Dog Trainers for family protection dogs. This program is not designed to cover every possible scenario or lifestyle. The program is designed to cover the proficiency of a family protection dog and handler team in obedience, manners and socialization. Teams must be proficient in obedience and control of dog at all times. The dog and handler must abide by state and county law regarding self defense, animal containment and property.

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