October/WK11 2016/Blog – Canine Home Protection Tactics Series (#6)

On leash protection, in my opinion, is one of the more important how to’s. Simply, proper leash control use in certain situations will determine the outcome.

What is proper leash control?


You should’ve received leash training during your home protection canine training or multi-purpose police canine training . Don’t allow your canine to dictate how you respond.

“Remember, canines don’t dictate the flow of movement.” Definition of flow: go from one place to another at a steady pace. “Take control and maintain control.”

Having your canine attached to you by a handler leash or a hip leash, or a 15′ to 30′ leash offers more pros than cons in maintaining control. I believe that when your trained canine is close to your person, the better off you will be because a canine will not win in a gun battle or possibly a knife battle or a blunt force battle. Having your canine on a leash, gives you the option to retreat (recommended). It allows you distance between you and your assailant and to maintain that distance and not give it up. Having your canine on the end of a leash also allows you to handle multiple attackers as well. You retain your canine no matter what happens.

If your canine is off-leash it will commit you both to the situation, a situation that could get you or your canine injured or killed.

This concludes the Home Protection Tactics Weekly Blog Series. I hope you received information that could possibly identify issues that you may currently have or could face in the future. If you are deciding to purchase a home protection canine, it’s not all about the canine; training starts with the handler.

Next week a new weekly series will begin.

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