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The Price of Protection: Investigating the $150,000 Protection Dog Craze in LA

By

Alex Bois

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz in the LA Times, New York Post, and other news outlets about the $150,000 protection dog craze in LA, and around the country. Many people are fascinated by the idea of owning a highly trained elite protection dog, and are willing to pay top dollar for the peace of mind that comes with having a loyal and skilled protector. However, others are critical of the trend, arguing that it is excessive and unnecessary. Nonetheless, the demand for these dogs continues to grow.

Are they just expensive pets?

Elite protection dogs are not just expensive pets, but an investment in personal security. The world can be a dangerous place, and many people are looking for ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Investing in an elite protection dog can provide an unmatched level of security that cannot be achieved through traditional security measures.

Executive protection dogs are highly trained and selectively bred to provide their owners with maximum protection. These dogs are trained to detect and apprehend intruders, protect their owners in various situations, and even disarm attackers. These dogs are often a more practical security measure than traditional security options. Security systems and cameras can fail, and guards can be overpowered, but a highly trained elite protection dog is always on duty and can provide protection that no other measure can match. These dogs can also be trained to detect drugs and explosives, making them invaluable in high-risk environments.

Cost vs Investment of a Protection Dog

But what about the cost? Yes, investing in an elite protection dog can be expensive, but it's important to remember that these dogs are highly trained and carefully bred to ensure the highest level of protection. In addition, the cost of these dogs can be seen as an investment in personal security, similar to purchasing a high-quality car or home security system. When you consider the peace of mind that comes with having a highly skilled protector, the cost is well worth it.

An elite protection dog can also be a status symbol, which is not necessarily a bad thing. This status can help deter potential attackers and intruders, letting them know that they are not dealing with an easy target. The dog's presence alone can act as a deterrent, preventing dangerous situations from even occurring.

However, if a dog is used solely as a status symbol or visual deterrent, it may not fulfill its intended purpose. Real-world protection skills must accompany the visual deterrence to be effective. If a threat is not deterred by the presence of a well-trained dog, you and your dog must be able to fight back and rely on functional training to keep you and your family safe.

One of the key advantages of investing in an elite protection dog is their level of training. These dogs undergo rigorous training from the moment they are born, which can last for up to two years. We purchase our dogs as adults (12-24 months old) from Europe, where they have been raised with in family settings. During this time, they are exposed to a variety of environments and situations, which helps to develop their natural instincts. At this age, the dog’s natural abilities have come to the surface and can now have the skills trained to make them a highly effective tool for you and your family.

While protection training is important, it's also easy to overlook obedience. In fact, most of the time, a protection dog will be a companion, especially in a family setting. The dog's manners, level of obedience, and off-leash ability are all key factors that make owning and handling an elite family protection dog fit seamlessly into the family lifestyle. Training family members to handle the dog at an elite level is critical in ensuring their safety. Leaving out the level of family training when discussing the high cost of these dogs would be a great disservice. Having family members trained to handle the dog in their own home is a key element for the long-term success of both the dog and the family's safety. At CPI, we include 3 full days of on-site handling instruction and training with all our Elite Family and Estate Protection dogs.

Another advantage of owning an elite protection dog is their ability to detect potential threats. These dogs are trained to sense when something is wrong, and they can alert their owners to potential danger before it happens. This can be invaluable in situations where an owner might not be aware of a threat, such as when walking into or out of their home at night.

Unmatched levels of protection

In addition, an elite protection dog can provide a level of protection that cannot be matched by traditional security measures. Security systems and cameras can fail, and guards can be overpowered, but a highly trained elite protection dog is always on duty and can provide protection that no other measure can match. These dogs can also be trained to detect drugs and explosives, making them invaluable in high-risk environments.

The cost of an elite protection dog can be seen as an investment in personal security. The cost of these dogs reflects their level of training and selective breeding, which ensures that they are the best of the best. In addition, the peace of mind that comes with having an elite protection dog is priceless. Knowing that you have a highly skilled and loyal protector who is always ready to defend you can provide a sense of security and confidence that cannot be matched by any other security measure.

Conclusion

In this post we explored the $150,000 protection dog craze in LA and around the country. While some criticize the trend as excessive, others argue that investing in an elite protection dog is an investment in personal security that cannot be achieved through traditional security measures. Elite protection dogs are highly trained and selectively bred to provide their owners with maximum protection, and can detect and apprehend intruders, protect their owners in various situations, and even disarm attackers. The cost of these dogs can be seen as an investment in personal security, and their presence alone can act as a powerful deterrent. While the cost may be high, the long-term benefits and peace of mind that come with having an elite protection dog by your side are well worth it.

If you’d like to learn more about the dogs we have currently available, or find an ideal dog for your family get in touch with us today to begin the process.

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