Protection Dogs Training

Patrick, owner of Ultimate K9, has developed a unique, one-of-a-kind program that trains specific dogs how to be both compassionate, loving family members as well as precise, effective tools to protect yourself and / or your family and property. Patrick is THE ONLY trainer who employs these types of enhanced training techniques that are required so that you will have a well trained pet as well as a trained guard dog. Patrick is the only professional dog trainer that uses the dogs as the testament to the training, as Action – Not Words – is truly what matters from a personal protector.

Patrick’s Street Training Method employs real-life situations that are experienced in the real world. This gives the dogs the best opportunity to react in the most appropriate way to any situation.


The Drive

There are three main components in the Street Training for Protection Dogs: Fight Drive, Prey Drive and Defense Drive.

Unlike a lot of the dogs trained for personal, estate, and family protection, Patrick only trains dogs who have high fight and prey drive along with some defense. The following is a more in-depth explanation of what each is:

Fight Drive

The Fight Drive is what you see after a dog connects with its prey. The fight is the intense head cranking and the body twisting and jerking you see when a guard dog is bringing down the aggressor. This drive is a devastating force which keeps the dog in the fight under extreme circumstances.

Prey Drive

This drive is the natural instinct a dog has that manifests itself as searching, pointing, tracking, pouncing, chasing, or stalking. These actions constitute what a wild dog would perform during a typical day, in order to capture prey and eat. Dogs with a lot of prey drive can be taught a greater number of functions with fewer repetitions and still maintain a great attitude.

Defense Drive

Defense drive is the protection instinct in the dog to defend his pack or owner, etc. It brings out the suspicion level and alertness a dog has to their surroundings, and combined with prey and fight drive, constitutes a well rounded dog.

It is imperative to note that all of Ultimate K9’s dogs are trained both as protectors AND as obedient companions. A strict fighting machine doesn’t do any good for families, women and / or children. An obedient, stable temperament is required of all dogs trained by Ultimate K9.

By the end of Ultimate K9’s training, all dogs will have developed a supreme level of intensity in all three drives. They are trained to battle and work against many different scenario’s, environments, and surface types. Surface types used in training are leather coats, nylon coats, hidden sleeves, body bite suits, sweaters, and hidden body bite suits.

The professionally trained protection dogs also work against many different types of weaponry, including various caliber pistols [to acclimate the dogs with the noise they may encounter], knives, bamboo sticks, tree branches, etc. The results achieved through the training are all attained at Ultimate K9’s State of the Art Training Facility, as seen in our Family Protection Video and Training Photographs.

Currently, Ultimate K9 is specifically training the following types of dogs:

German Shepherd




Giant Schnauzer


Pitbull Terrier


Belgian Malinois


We train these dogs because they are the best in their class, have unique and exceptional qualities that make them great for working as a trained protection dog, but also as a great personal or family companion.

Ultimate K9 protection dogs are extensively trained in the following categories:

In-Home Protection

We expose every personal protection dog to all areas of the home. This training includes:

  • Exterior doors (front door, back door, side door)
  • Interior doors (basement, closets, attic, pantry, garage)
  • Windows (basement, bathroom, bedrooms, living room, sun room, etc)

Our dogs are trained to protect against an aggressor that breaks into the home through a window or door and attack the trained protection dog with a very hard bamboo stick (Please note: while this may seem harsh or unnecessary, it is an absolute requirement as the dog will not know aggression, or how to handle aggression, if this training is not performed). Because of this, this style of training is extremely important. We also use a variety of hand guns (25, 32, 380, 9mm) to which are loaded with blanks. This conditions and prepares the trained protection dog against dangerous intruders that may be carrying such weapons.

These scenarios are performed literally hundreds of times in the early morning, mid day and late at night, so as to acclimate the dogs towards any scenario that may present itself. Your personal protection dog will also be pushed hard into: doors, walls, counters, tables, and chairs. This, like any combative training, helps to condition and ensure that they will stay in the fight. This type of training prepares your personal protection trained dog for any type of in home invasion attacks.

Click here to view our In-Home training video.

Estate Protection Outside

The family protection dogs for sale by Ultimate K9 will patrol your estate regardless of weather or terrain conditions. All street training scenarios begin by exposing the trained protection canine to all areas of the property. This includes:

  • Electronic gates, brick walls or fences
  • Sheds and all other building structures
  • Behind and around all bushes and trees on the property
  • Around pools, ponds, streams, and lake frontage areas

The aggressor will proceed to work the dog in many different scenarios by climbing over the gates, fence or wall and by leaping out from behind trees or thick bushes, etc. The trained protection dog will defend and protect his owner by engaging the aggressor to eliminate the threat. The agitator will use heavy bamboo sticks, branches cut from a tree or found on the ground to try to defeat the trained guard dog. The agitator will also use hand guns (again, loaded with blanks to ensure safety of the animal) against the protection canine during this training. Your trained protection dog will protect and defend your family and you from these dangerous threats. This training is done repetitively during the street training program to condition and prepare your protection dog. The trained protection canine will respond at anytime, day or night, by barking to alert you of a threat. Ultimate K9’s trained protection dogs will provide you and your family with around the clock protection and peace of mind.

Click here to view our Personal Protection Dog Estate Training Video

At Your Business

Ultimate K9’s trained personal protection dogs are worked and conditioned in many different business settings and offices. This training is similar to the in home estate protection platform. We tailor our training techniques around what each client’s specific needs are. This training includes an attack towards you in the parking lot, from behind vehicles, buildings, and at any instance from within your office building.

Click here to view our training video for business protection dogs.

Transportation (vehicle, motorhome, boat, yacht, plane)

This training includes multiple aggressors which attack the vehicle shooting different caliber hand guns while also hitting the hood, doors, trunk and windows. The aggressors will try to breach the doors and windows while trying to reach into your vehicle to harm you, steal your purse or even your car. Your personal protection dog will respond instantly and effectively.

Click here to view the vehicle training our personal protection dogs receive.

Walking or Jogging

Your personal protection trained dog can go anywhere that you or your family choose to go. They are trained with the utmost obedience and gentility, and only attack when a real threat presents itself. Your trained protection dog will be extremely alert to its surroundings whether you are walking in a gated community, county park, city street, or vacation setting. This training is achieved by exposing the personal protection dog to an unlimited amount of protection training scenarios while using confidence building techniques as developed by Ultimate K9.

Click here to view how our protection dogs are trained to protect you while outside.

Our Dogs and Their Friends

All of our trained protection dogs are excellent with children and other animals as seen in our Family Protection Video and training photographs. Our German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Giant Schnauzers, and Rottweilers are all purchased from West Germany. All of our European imports are hand raised by my partner and good friend of 30 plus years at his kennel in the southwest province of Germany. Our American Pitbull Terriers are all hand raised at Ultimate K9 and are around children and other animals from the moment they are born. Ultimate K9 provides real dogs for the real world. Day or night, your trained personal protection dog will provide you with the highest level of security, all while providing you with the highest level of companionship.

  • To read more about the dogs we train, please go to our Protection Dog Breeds Page.
  • To Contact Ultimate K9 regarding the purchase of a dog for sale, or the request for one of the listed types of dogs to be purchased and trained, please call us at 414-610-5250, or email us through our Contact Page.