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I would like to get her to turn it on when needed, but at the same time remain as friendly as she is. Not even sure if this is possible...?

 That is always the problem with training and socialization - maintaining a balance to get the desired results is the best. Too friendly and they won't really "turn it on" or be easily cowed when confronted.  Not enough socialization and you have other undesirable results.  You are doing the right things in determining your needs and addressing them with evaluation and training.  Great job.

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    Took Laika for the first time yesterday to an intorduction/evaluation PP class in Hollywood. She loves people and she is more meant to be a workout partner than a personal protection dog, so I was not expecting much of her.

    Before I got there, I spoke with the handler on the phone, and he suggested to stay in my car after I park so that he can sneak in towards us and we'll see how she reacts. I know very basic, but not for a dog like her that loves people so much. She did surprise me when she freaked out and became very aggressive when the handler approached the car. She had never done this before, so that was a good start for us.

    Later in the training facility (nice facility btw), we had a hard time getting her to focus on much because of the new environment, smells, other dogs, etc.  She did better towards the end of the session though. I decided to take her back there maybe for 7-8 weeks and see how she developes, especially since I got lucky that the most amazing handler/trainer is conducting the whole thing.

    I would like to get her to turn it on when needed, but at the same time remain as friendly as she is. Not even sure if this is possible...?

    Will try to take pics in future sessions.

    • This sounds GREAT keep us informed.  My boy was the valedictorian, LOL. i think she'll do fine.

      • Thanks, I hope she'll do fine.

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          I would like to get her to turn it on when needed, but at the same time remain as friendly as she is. Not even sure if this is possible...?

           That is always the problem with training and socialization - maintaining a balance to get the desired results is the best. Too friendly and they won't really "turn it on" or be easily cowed when confronted.  Not enough socialization and you have other undesirable results.  You are doing the right things in determining your needs and addressing them with evaluation and training.  Great job.

          • Of Course it is!~Keep socializing and having enjoy life...Allow the trainers to teach...As long as they know what they are doing and able to balance pray/defense and not pus her too much until ready she'll do fine.

            • Yes, I am taking it easy and making sure she is having fun. If she turns out to do the job great, if not it'll be fine too. This is mostly to have fun and work on obedience at the same time.

              • thats awesome. how much did it cost? i wanted to do the same thing. just have them evaluated. I tried putting an ad on craigslist but no one ever responded.

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