A protection dog is not a gun

Yesterday evening our neighbor stopped by to say hello. He absolutely loves our Family Protection German Shepherd Dogs and was inquiring into their training. As he was standing there – a man we know well, welcomed into our home, and were having a casual conversation with – he looked down at protection dog in-training Freya…

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Why our protection dogs are expensive

I was recently asked, “What makes your protection dogs worth 50-100k?” We know what the industry has to offer and what our dogs are worth. Here’s why our Personal and Family Protection Guard Dogs are expensive: 1. Their pedigrees Our dogs have outstanding pedigrees, and they’re imported from overseas. We didn’t pick these puppies up…

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Bonding with your new protection dog

One of the top questions we are asked is, “Will my new protection dog bond with me?” The quick answer is Yes. Dogs are social animals who enjoy the company of humans. Additionally, we specifically pick dogs who are exceptionally loyal by nature because they make the best personal and family protection dogs. To help…

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Requirements for our protection dog buyers

There are protection dog companies who take the first buyer or the highest bidder that comes along. Not us. One of the promises I made to myself before getting into this industry is that we would carefully select the best possible homes for our personal and family protection guard dogs. They may be status symbols…

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5 traits we look for in protection puppies

Raising and training a puppy to be a personal or family protection home guard dog is a huge investment. We seek to only provide our clients with the best of the best. Thus, we are extremely selective when it comes to choosing breeders. And our selectiveness doesn’t stop there. With the breeder’s help, we handpick…

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Training standards for our protection dogs

Growing up my mom always said, “Children should be seen and not heard.” I believe the same is true for a well-trained dog. Of course we love dogs with big personalities who are fun to be around and valued family members, but when it comes to training we want dogs to be reliably obedient and…

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Investing in a protection dog

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”– Benjamin Franklin One of the top questions we get when it comes to our Valor Protection Dogs is, how much? I’m the daughter of a carpenter, and one of the things my dad always tells his customers is,“Good isn’t cheap,…

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The Valor Protection Dogs Standard

Our standards are the highest in the industry. We take our job of raising, training and providing top-level Personal Protection and Family Protection Dogs very seriously. We know that dogs of this caliber are hard to come by, and we invest heavily into them early on to ensure they will meet our criteria to pass…

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German Shepherd well trained in family protection

Why we started Valor Protection Dogs

Duke saved me It was August 2011 in North Carolina. I was in the military and stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. I had just gotten home from work, and I took the dogs out to the huge empty farm field down the street from my house. With me, I had my Australian Shepherd…

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Protection dogs trained for family

Buyer Beware

If you’re in the market for a Personal Protection or Family Protection Dog, beware. Things are not always what they seem. In the dog world, there are countless ways to cut corners and make a quick buck. I have seen and met dogs being sold for protection that I would never allow into my home…

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