Before focusing on guard-specific training, ensure your dog knows basic obedience commands like sit, stay, come, and heel. This establishes strong communication between you and your dog.
Introduce your dog to various people, other animals, and different environments. This helps prevent aggressive behavior towards non-threatening individuals and builds your dog's confidence.
Reward your dog with treats, praise, and playtime for displaying desired behaviours. This approach creates a strong bond between you and your dog and fosters a willingness to obey your commands.
Consider enrolling your dog in a professional guard dog training program or working with an experienced dog trainer who specializes in protection training.
Establish clear boundaries for your dog's guarding behaviour. Your dog should only exhibit protective behavior when commanded or in genuinely threatening situations.