TOTAL K9 ® - Personal Protection Dogs Training
TOTAL K9 ® is set in 80 acres of stunning
Above everything else, first and foremost, all of our team are big dog lovers, and extremely passionate about what we do.
We really want to help people improve their lifestyle with a perfectly trained pet or working dog. As the saying goes “a well trained dog is a pleasure to own”.
But a dog that is not trained in the correct way can be a nightmare, causing stress, and even affecting people's relationships.
Rest assured we are here to help
Our operations are run by: Robert Cammish, MBIPDT, Approved NASDU Instructor / Trainer, Highfield Level 3 Award In Education And Training ( RQF )
A passionate professional dog trainer, I oversee all the team at TOTAL K9 ®. Making sure that everything is running like clockwork.
I am a member of the following professional dog training organisations:
- British Institution of Professional Dog Trainers ( BIPDT )
- National Association of Security Dog Users ( NASDU )
I have many years working dogs in real life situations as a operational dog handler, and professional dog trainer, training and supplying, Pet, Police, Prison & Security dogs.
I have also trained and helped general purpose security dog handlers working within the security industry Authority SIA, working towards and obtain there level 2 qualification through NASDU and highfield college as an instructor/ trainer.
I also hold this qualification myself along with a level 3 award achieved at West Nottinghamshire College, The K9 Centre For Excellence. I have also competed successfully in working dog trials.
As a father I understand the importance of choosing the right dog for any family environment.
Watch some videos of us training personal protection dogs.
Celebrities, Professional Footballers American & UK Televison
I have trained dogs for Celebrities, Professional Footballers and worked on numerous assignments including; TV Show “Release The Hounds” for ITV 2 & Fox TV USA-
“RELEASE THE HOUNDS” TV SHOW -
London Fashion Week - Princes Trust
I also ran all security operations at the London Fashion Week at the Hilton Hotel Paddington for the Princes Trust.
"Excellent service. From the first call to handover it’s obvious the teams main priority is the dogs welfare. Rob took the time to get to know us and was then able to match us with wonderful Solo. We were encouraged to visit any time and spend time getting to know Solo. With his tailored training program, and the support of Rob and his team, Solo settled very well following his home delivery and handover. Rob’s shown a keen interest in his progress and we’re amazed at the following Solo has on Total K9’s Facebook page!!! We recommended Rob to friends who have used his training services successfully. Thank you Total K9."
"After an incident at home we decided on a protection dog for our family and after looking at many companies we settled on Total K9. I felt the owner Rob was very professional in his approach. He made the effort to understand our family and needs and chose Bear a black German shepherd for us. He is an amazing dog. Protective when needed but 100% a loving family dog which is great with the children. Would not hesitate to recommend this company and Rob. You won’t be disappointed."
"2 years ago we got Bear from Total K9, he is an excellent dog, he has been beyond all of our expectations so much so that we took delivery of Xena as a companion for him approximately 2 weeks ago, and guess what she has settled in so well. Rob and Nathan have, with the Total K9 team provided us as a family with 2 brilliant well trained and socialised family protection dogs. I have no problem giving personal recommendation to anyone wishing to deal with this company. 5 stars in my opinion is not high enough, well done guys... thank you."
"When I decided to get a protection dog I contacted many companies to ensure I was fully aware of the services provided by each. After consideration and speaking to Rob, Total K-9 were head and shoulders above the rest. I purchased Bear after providing Rob with a full description of my family, hobbies and requirements. Bear is a wonderful family dog and companion and is exactly what was wanted. I will be purchasing a second dog from them in the future and have no hesitation in recommending them."
"Rob and his team worked wonders with our American bulldog, he went as a boisterous pup and came back after a week walking great ,sits, lays down and even waits on command until you go back to where you left him or shout him to you. Cannot thank these guys enough, truly are amazing and would never take a dog of mine anywhere else."
"I was supplied with Wolf from Rob 2 years ago now and can honestly say best 2 years of my life, after loosing my husband an just being in a secluded home with my 4 young children I decided to contact rob, he was so professional listened to what I wanted an needed and picked out the perfect dog for us, after a full hand over wolf came straight into family like he was meant for us, he is so protective, very vocal when needed, can back it up with a powerful bite an honestly say he would protect us with his life but he is also the most loving family dog I could want, brilliant with my children especially with my little girl who is 2, he sleeps next to her, lays by her when she plays, she brushes his teeth, I had to spend few days in hospital so wolf was staying at my parents house with the children an he went straight to protecting there home too, my dad has dementia an had a fall and wolf went to my mums room an kept barking an licking her till she followed him to find dad had fallen , he really is just an all around one of a kind amazing dog an it’s been a blessing not to be scared in my own home knowing I can always rely on my fur baby, thank you Rob and team don’t think you know how much your dogs change peoples lives! "
"We got Lucifer from Rob 6mths ago, he is an amazing boy who has settled into our family. Rob's hand over was excellent and he went through everything in detail. We are sending Lucifer back to Rob while we go on holiday and would definitely look at buying from Rob and his team again."
"We came all the way from Anglesey to view Ronnie, and we weren't disappointed. He is all that Rob said he was and more. Rob and his team do a fantastic job, are very friendly and approachable."
"Superb service from start to finish great people with a true passion for dogs. Don't go anywhere else with your canine needs."
"We have had Rossi now for approx 3 years from Rob he is the most wonderful loyal dog very level headed and will guard with his life. He patrols the grounds and is extremely responsive and will attack if needed. Rob sold us an excellent dog, he went through all the steps thoroughly with his trainer and was on stand by for any advice if needed. Thoroughly recommend Robs Personal Protection Dogs 100%"
"Brilliant service, very friendly, found my perfect solution, thank you. "
"Professional, impeccable customer service from all the team and beautiful dogs for all situations. No pressure selling or 'any dog will do' attitude, they are very specific and take the time to get to know your situation to best recommend the right dog for you. Cannot praise them enough!"
"Great dog trainers. Great service I often take my dogs to TOTAL K9 for security dog training."
"Hi, I got my stunning Rottweiler off total k9, he's part of the family now, he is good with other dogs and great with kids, I 100% recommend the business very trustworthy and helpful, I wouldn't be without tank he's great!! "
Some of TOTAL K9®'s team: Kayleigh, Scott & Nathan
Robert Cammish, MBIPDT. Tel: 07400072727
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Protection Dogs FAQS
WHAT ARE PROTECTION DOGS?
A protection dog is best described as a pet who has been with a family from day one, the dog will have full training to react when instructed to do so. The dog knows what is right and wrong and will protect the family with their life.
WHAT ARE THE BEST BREEDS OF PROTECTION DOGS?
There can be many dogs that will make fantastic protection dogs, here are some I personally believe have the ability to fulfill the purpose: German Shepherd, Cane Corso, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher.
ARE PROTECTION DOGS SAFE?
Protection dogs fulfill a very important role in a persons security today as they have done for thousands of years. The properly trained protection dog not only provides protection of ones self, family and property but also provides companionship and unwavering loyalty to those lucky enough to own one of these outstanding protection dogs.
HOW TO TRAIN A GERMAN SHEPHERD TO BE A PROTECTION DOG?
German shepherds will usually take to being a guard dog naturally. Their bark is sufficient to alert their owner to something unusual, dogs who will fight if their owner is genuinely attacked do not have to be made aggressive to do so. Training a dog specifically to be a guard dog is hazardous and potentially creates liability for you. A German shepherd should not be selected to receive training as a guard/protection dog unless the dog is friendly, stable, and clear headed and has been well socialised. Steps would include, teaching obidience as soon as possible, teach your dog to cease barking on command, encourage your dogs bark announcing strangers at your house. Build your dogs alertness, walking your dog on a leash around your property to identify your territorial boundaries.
ARE ALL GERMAN SHEPHERDS PROTECTIVE?
German shepherd are naturally protective of their family, they are outstandingly loyal, these dogs are watchful, obedient, intelligent and loving.
WHICH DOG IS BEST FOR HOME SECURITY?
German Shepherds, Belgium Malinois, Giant Schnauzer, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler.
WHAT IS A GOOD GUARD DOG FOR A FAMILY?
German Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Great Dane
WHAT PROTECTION DOG WILL PROTECT ITS OWNER?
Any breed of dog to a certain extent will protect the owner if your dog is specially trained by our experienced team.
DO GERMAN SHEPHERDS MAKE GOOD FAMILY PROTECTION DOGS?
Yes! German shepherd or GSD serve as an ideal family dog. They are considered as good house dogs, German shepherds are an intelligent dog breed, they have natural instincts to listen, learn, and obey.
ARE GERMAN SHEPHERDS GOOD GUARD DOGS?
German shepherds are good guard dogs but if they are not trained guard dogs you would not get the very best out of your pet.
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