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We love dogs

Here at TOTAL K9 ® we love dogs. We are passionate about providing and training the perfect dog for your family or business. We know that every dog and its owner is different. That is why we supply a happy, fully trained family companion pets and obedient professional protection dogs of every breed, size and […]

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More than a four-legged friend

A dog is a companion for life. Loyal, devoted and constant, they look after their owners without question. At TOTAL K9 ®️ we understand that lifelong dedication and fidelity is vital, this is why you can trust us to provide you, your family and your own home with a particular type of safety: a fully […]

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Our dog training methods

Here at TOTAL K9 ® LTD, we believe that every dog is genuinely unique and deserves the absolute best care. We provide a wide range of dog training services and packages for family pets as well as working dogs. We tailor our service to every dog’s specific needs and requirements. We cover the whole of […]

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Which are the easiest dog breeds to train?

For those new to the world of dog ownership, it may be a good idea to opt for a breed that is easily trainable and will adapt to a new home quickly. While every dog has its own individual personality, of course, it is simply a fact that dogs belonging to certain breeds are more […]

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A well-trained dog is a happy dog.

A well-trained dog is a happy dog. Dogs are social animals that respond well to an authoritative owner who has put the effort into showing a dog what their role is and when and where they are expected to perform it. When attending dog training classes, a dog will learn obedience to their owner, but […]

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First UK Outbreak Of Babesiosis Detected

Dog owners are now being warned to look after their family protection dogs and other pets, and be on the lookout for signs of Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease that can be fatal for dogs. The first recorded outbreak of the disease has now been seen in the UK, with animal disease experts blaming

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Rescue Dogs Trained As Ball-Dogs

The saying you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a bit misleading – after all, with the right residential dog training or the pet and working dog training  from the professionals, you can break almost any behavioural trait or, in fact, teach them new skills. Point in case is this charity exhibition tennis […]

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Russia Unveils Dog Armour

In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks you may be looking to improve security for your family by looking for family protection dogs for sale. The terrorist attacks that took place in Paris last month have led to many people, organisations and countries considering how they can

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Chow Chows Revealed As Most Claim-Prone Pooches

If you’re looking at investing in personal protection dogs, it might be wise to avoid buying a Chow Chow, as new research has revealed that these dogs are in fact the most claim prone, so you could find yourself spending a lot of money on insurance. Conducted by Direct Line Pet Insurance, the study found […]

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Labradors ‘At Risk’ Of Middle Age Spread

If you’ve got a Labrador retriever as a family protection dog, you need to be aware that this particular breed can be prone to weight issues as they approach middle age. According to new research from Edinburgh University, between the ages of one and four, these dogs will gain an average of

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German Shepherds Ranked As Best Personal Protection Dogs

German shepherds have topped a ranking of the most popular personal protection dogs. Analysis from animal research firm Pet Breeds revealed the canines, which are often used for search and rescue operations, are highly sought after due to their obedience, fierce bite and trainability. The analysis was based on Animal Planet data and the 2014 […]

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Genome Engineering Creates Extra-Muscular Beagles

Those looking for family and personal protection dogs for sale may be interested to hear that scientists in China have been working on genome engineering to create particularly muscly beagles that are very strong runners so would be well suited to military applications or hunting. Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Regenerative Biology at the […]

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Woman’s Dog Scares Off Bear During Attack

A woman is hailing her canine companion as an exceptional guard dog after the pooch earned its stripes by scaring off a marauding bear. Kate Cholewa was at the Point of Rocks Fishing Access Site at Yellowstone River in Missouri, US, when the bear attacked her. Talking to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, she said she […]

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Maremma Guard Dogs Needed To Protect Penguins

A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to find and train two maremma to serve as guard dogs and protect colonies of penguins on Middle Island, just off the coastal town of Warrnambool in Victoria, from fox attacks, the Guardian reports. Maremmas are working dogs that are usually used to protect livestock but they were introduced […]

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Guard Dog Injured By Pack Of Wolves

If you’re in the UK and looking for guard dogs for sale, it’s unlikely that wolf attacks will be high on your list of concerns, but not so if you’re in the US where one poor dog has just been bitten by a pack of wolves – and seriously injured into the bargain. Sheep dog […]

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Meet Hulk – The World’s Biggest Pitbull

If you’re considering protection dogs for sale, you need to take a look at Hulk, the biggest pitbull in the world who weighs in at 12 stone, should you feel you need inspiration about what kind of breed to go for as a guard dog.

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Many Dogs Still Not Microchipped

If you are looking for protection dogs for sale, then make sure you get them microchipped when you finally bring them home. There will be a legal requirement from April next year for all dogs to be microchipped with information about their

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Do Guard Dogs Make Good Family Pets?

If you’re hunting for fully trained guard dogs for sale, one of the questions you might raise is whether or not a guard dog can also be a good pet for a family. The answer is, of course, yes – however, depending on the training of the animal and its upkeep thereafter.

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Canine health

Choosing A Bed For Your Dog

Did you know your personal protection dogs could require 12 hours of sleep a day? It is important to ensure your dog gets appropriate amounts of sleep so they can work effectively and remain in tip top health. It is particularly important with puppies, who can actually die from exhaustion, so make sure there is enough […]

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‘20% Rise In Dognappings’ For The UK

People may want to keep a closer eye on their guard dogs and pets in the future, as new figures have been revealed showing that the UK has seen a 20 per cent hike in the number of dognappings in the last two years.

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Top Breeds For Guard Dogs

Traditionally, you may be envisaging a German shepherd, which are well known for their strength and intelligence. In fact German shepherds are increasingly used as guide dogs due to their intellect and obedience.

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Persistent Pup Lands Police Job

With the all the tests and training in place to root out the best dogs for police work, it’s no surprise that these animals also make great guard dogs, and we think you’ll find there are great qualities present in working dogs of all kinds.

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Canine health

Alabama Rot Warning For Dog Owners

When involved in working dog training outside, dog owners should be aware that Alabama Rot – a disease that can cause skin sores and sudden kidney failure in pets – is now being seen in the UK. To encourage greater awareness among owners this spring and summer

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Top 3 Most Fearless Guard Dogs

Guard dogs are undeniably some of the bravest animals around, putting themselves on the frontline and in danger at every turn. But just what incredible acts of bravery have been seen from these dogs over the years? Here are just three examples of when these pups have gone above and beyond the call of duty.