Course Overview


This comprehensive training course for guard, attack, security and self-protection dogs will equip owners and trainers with the necessary knowledge and skills to train and maintain a highly skilled and reliable working dog. With a strong foundation in the dog’s natural instincts and drives, along with effective training techniques and exposure to real-world scenarios, the dog will be able to fulfill its purpose of protecting and serving its owner and community. Remember, a well-trained working dog is not only a valuable asset but also a beloved member of the family.

*PLEASE NOTE: This course must be taken very seriously. A well-trained guard dog is equivalent to a gun that is well taken care of, and has the safety in place. Ignoring the rules of this course, using YouTube or other social media sites to “add on” training from unqualified individuals, etc., will result in dismissal from the course without recourse or refund. Please also note that you must check local and state insurance codes – you may be required to list your guard dog on your homeowner’s insurance and/or report the dog’s training to a local or state body. Regulations vary greatly, but follow the same general format. You should contact your local City Clerk or Police Chief if you are unclear at all.

Important Information on Guard Dog Training

Breed Restrictions: While Fetch and More generally does not restrict breeds for training courses, we do in guard dog training, because this course, and guard dogs in general, are about precision and appropriateness. Pit bulls, due to their lock jaw ability, are PROHIBITED from this course. Likewise are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and hunting dogs. Acceptable dog breeds are any in the working/shepherding family, such as the German Shepherd, Dutch Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, and the AKC’s Working Dog Group, such as Doberman Pinschers and Affenpinschers. The American Kennel Club provides an excellent resource for appropriate dog breeds here:

DISCLAIMER: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DOG. By participating in this course, you discharge Fetch and More from any responsibility associated with claims against you for use of your guard dog. Please remember that using a guard and protection dog is like discharging a firearm – it is your responsibility to be a safe handler, and to be familiar with laws in your area. If you are unsure of those laws, we will gladly walk you through the process. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE is it ever appropriate for an individual under the age of 18 to possess a guard dog without direct adult supervision. You guard dog is not to be “lent out,” which is a violation of Federal Law – you and your dog are a team, and legal protections do not extend to your friends, neighbors, etc., the same way they would not extend to some random individual using your firearm.

Is Virtual Training as Effective?

As our society advances in both technology and accessibility, the tools and skills related to effective r mote and online training have made tremendous strides. Through the utilization of online course structure and remote communication systems, the team at Fetch and More has successfully navigated the challenges initially posed for providing the highest quality and professionalism for successful dog training. Our online course approach allows you to experience all of the incredible benefits of our staff and knowledge to train your dog in ways you never deemed possible.


Accessible, virtual training on your time. Please contact us at 201-914-8268 with any questions or concerns about registering for the virtual training.

Experience is the cornerstone of our success at Fetch and More. Our team of trainers has over 20 years of experience in the field of service dog training. We have successfully trained and placed service dogs with individuals who have various disabilities, such as visual impairment, mobility issues, and autism. Our trainers have also worked with a wide range of breeds, from Labrador Retrievers to Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Dobermans, ensuring that we are equipped to handle any type of service dog training.

At Fetch and More, we have the experience, competency, and dedication to providing top-notch service dog training. We put our students and their dogs equally first, ensuring that they receive the support, skills, and confidence they need to lead an independent and fulfilling life. Join us at Fetch and More, and let us help you unlock the full potential of your service dog.

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