Level 1 protection dogs are trained to respond to an alert/alarm bark on command. Our deterrent protection dogs will bark aggressively and stand strong in front of the handler. These dogs will place themselves between you and the subject This command can be given on leash, on a walk, at your front door, inside your vehicle or anywhere you are out with your dog (on leash). Level 1 protection dogs will also respond to the bark on command off leash in and around your home. Yelling, shouting, throwing items or other forms of intimidation will not cause this dog to back down. Although this dog will likely bite if the subject physically challenged the dog, SDT level 1 dogs are not trained how to most effectively fight the aggressor or effectively follow through with contact without question. The real purpose of our level one personal and family protection dogs is to be a strong deterrent.

SDT deterrent dogs range from $20,000 – $35,000.