Dogs are loyal, intelligent, obedient animals that have been trained to perform a wide range of duties in society. Two of those responsibilities are guard dogs and police dogs. Whilst many people might believe these are the same roles, there are actually some important differences. 

Guard Dogs

Guard dogs, also sometimes referred to as protection dogs, are trained to protect their owners or property from intruders. These dogs are trained to be aggressive to anything they perceive as a threat. Popular guard dog breeds include German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Dobermans.

One of the primary differences between guard dogs and police dogs is that a guard dog is mostly used for protection and detection. They make a great deterrent, to prevent criminal activity. The guard dogs will usually be trained to bark loudly and aggressively if they believe there is a threat.

Police Dogs

Police dogs are highly trained, to protect and serve their handlers. However, their role is different from a guard dog. Police dogs are trained to detect threats such as drugs and explosives. Police dogs are typically trained to be more obedient and controllable than guard dogs. They are also less aggressive with strangers, as they are often used in public.

Our Services

The team at Total Guard Security offer various dog services:

  • Search dogs: We have trained search dogs who are able to help prevent illegal substances from entering your premises.
  • Dog patrols: Our dog patrol units can offer front-line security, patrolling your property to keep an eye out for threats.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, just get in touch.