Kraftwerk K9: Breeding & Training

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: January 21, 2014

Part 3 of 4 part series

Kraftwerk K9: Breeding & Training

Creating a family protection dog requires a blend of environment, breeding, and training. In this article, Doug explores the process Kraftwerk K9 uses to ensure their dogs are reliable, predictable, and trustworthy.

When I first drove up to the Kraftwerk K9 facility I was greeted by a closed gate. On it hung a phone number, and beyond it stood two imposing German Shepherds who communicated clearly that they knew I was a stranger. They weren’t vicious or particularly aggressive, but they exuded a certain “standing-their-ground” confidence and presence that convinced me I would never want to jump one of these fences. As I would come to learn during my visit, these traits are a characteristic of every Kraftwerk dog.

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Kraftwerk K9: Concealment In Plain Sight

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: November 7, 2013

Part 2 of 4 part series

When a trained Kraftwerk K9 protection dog is invited into a family, they not only get a loving and loyal companion but they also get an extra set of eyes and ears, and teeth if necessary, watching over the safety of their pack. In this second article of our four-part series, Doug shares examples of where Kraftwerk German Shepherds are protecting people in places you’d expect and in places you probably wouldn’t.

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The best working dog is also the best family pet

“It is a misconception that dogs from working bloodlines don’t make good family pets”

Dogs are in many ways like people with the same emotions and attitudes. This is why we can easily identify with them. There are many individual personality types of people. Those that are high strung, restless and never settled. Others are at the opposite end of the scale, they do not get excited about much of anything and can actually be rather boring. Dogs can be categorized the same way.

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Kraftwerk K9: Family Protection Dogs

ORIGINAL ARTICLE : gunsandtactics.com
Authored by: Doug Marcoux
Original Post: October 9, 2013

Part 1 of 4 part series

In this four-part article series I will share the story of my visit to Kraftwerk K9, the function and benefit these dogs offer individuals and families, how these German Shepherds are molded and trained for their role, and will conclude with the story of my family bringing one into our home.

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