There are several dog breeds that are known to be of the protective type. Inclusions are the Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Bullmastiff and the Bernese Mountain Dog. These canines can also have a happy balance of goofiness and affection in their personalities so be sure to include in their daily regimen of fun and play, activities that allow them to let their innate nature shine through. If you have a protective dog and want to know what you can do for them that will encourage bonding with you and allow healthy personality growth, read on!
Dogs who have a protective personality are also known to be intelligent and highly trainable. Take advantage of these wonderful traits by introducing your dog to exercise drills that will give them plenty of exercise on a daily basis. From mental workouts to physical forms of training, your dog will agree that variety is the spice of life! Choose from activities to do at home or while on an outing. Of low cost to you, these drills will ensure a payoff in tranquility and happiness for your safeguarding sidekick.
While it is pretty obvious when a dog is being protective, it is not always apparent why. It is often an inherited trait that needs to be toned down or recessed, although many dogs appear to be protective due to anxiety. This anxious behavior can result from the simple fear of being left alone. You love your dog very much, so help them to learn that a little bit of separation is a good and natural thing. Simple actions can be taken that will help your dog to appreciate downtime on their own and relax in the fact that you will always be there for them when they really need it.