The Two-Second Challenge
The difference between “recognizing a threat” and “responding to a threat” may not’seem like much. The two actions’should be??automatic and instantaneous, but that is not always the case. With a gun, a knife, or any other means of self defense, it only takes 5/8 of a second for your brain to recognize a’threat and begin to respond - that is, if your response is automatic. A trained protection?dog requires the same time?in it’s brain for the synapses to connect the sensory?information and respond with’the appropriate action. A protection?dog needs the same 5/8 of a second to hear your command and respond. Combined, the brain function of the owner and a dog takes one and one-quarter of a second.?You’ve just wasted 1.25 seconds of your Two-Second Challenge.
Now, it’s down to simple math… Waiting for a dog to get to your side and to’turn the dog??on? is not?an option. There is?no time. Instructing a dog to attack from a distance doesn’t give you?enough time either. Without hesitating, without taking time to find your children, reaching for your gun, or anything else… you’re already out of time. The attacker has the upper hand.
This is the same criteria used to evaluate any form of defense within the security field or with executive protection professionals. It is with this understanding, and with clients like you?looking to Paladin Executive Protection Dogs?for security, that led us to use’the ?Defense? command.
One Command, Six Actions
The “Defense” command?is one of the first commands we cover with new owners. We teach you that your first reaction in any situation is to move - move both away from and off the line of attack. This simple step buys you valuable seconds. As you begin to move you issue the “defense” command to your dog. In a split second, your dog performs six separate behaviors as a result of that one spoken “defense” command:
- Your dog immediately runs to your side.
- Your dog analyses the threat and places itself between you and the attacker.
- Now “engaged,” your dog’shows aggression to to the attacker.
- Unless released by your verbal command, your dog remains by your side, between you and the attacker.
- As you move, your dog stays with you, circling you in a defensive stance without you needing to hold its leash.
- Your dog positions itself between you and the threat, in a “ready state,” waiting for you to give the release command to defend you from the attacker.
Purchase a Dog from Paladin Executive Protection Dogs
Paladin K9 offers the finest and most reliable protection trained dogs in the marketplace. We have pups available to train for you locally or we can locate the perfect dog for you and your family. Paladin K9 has a wide network of breeders in the United States and Europe which allows us to find the best dog to fit your specific needs.