Meet the highly trained super-security dogs that can cost as much as $230,000

  
Via:  krishna  •  3 weeks ago  •  16 comments

Meet the highly trained super-security dogs that can cost as much as $230,000
The super-rich take security very seriously, and they’re willing to spend a fortune to feel safe. In some cases, that means investing in highly trained super-dogs that cost more than a house.

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Harrison K-9 President November Holley. Source: Harrison K-9


The super-rich take security very seriously, and they’re willing to spend a fortune to feel safe. In some cases, that means investing in highly trained super-dogs that cost more than a house.

With a single command, these four-legged bodyguards can go from cute and cuddly to a bad guy’s worst nightmare.

The price of this unique protection can be as much as $230,000.

“Our clients range from executives, to professional athletes and lots of women who are home alone quite a bit,” says November Holley, president of Harrison K-9, an Aiken, South Carolina-based company that imports and sells “executive protection dogs,” as she refers to them.

After about two years of daily training in Germany, Harrison K-9 imports the elite guard dogs to the U.S. The company hand-selects each pooch for obedience, the ability to track scents, response to on-command attack cues and more. The animals then receive six to 12 more months of rigorous training on the ground in Aiken.

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The price of a fully-trained protection dog ranges between $30,000 and $80,000, with the average sale price around $50,000 says Holley.

But that price can go much higher if the dog comes from a pedigreed bloodline, or is an award winner.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Krishna @1    3 weeks ago

For that kind of change, they could hire a full time highly trained live in security person or two with GUNS!

A bullet can cancel an attack dog in a split second.  

 
 
 
Freefaller
1.1.1  Freefaller  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    3 weeks ago

Lol who would work for $80,000 for 5-10 years, that's only an $8000 to $16000 annual salary

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Gall has already spent $70,000 on protection pups and says she has plans to add more four-legged security to her detail.

“I know they are expensive, but you just can’t put a price on safety,” says Gall.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

At that price those dogs better do dishes

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    3 weeks ago

.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    3 weeks ago

Well, all right then...but does he weed eat, too?

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    3 weeks ago

Cute!

Dogs and machines could be a whole topic in and of itself.

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.1.3    3 weeks ago

I was curious as to where they got the machine, found it here: iFetch

 
 
 
Ender
4  Ender    3 weeks ago

I can see problems with this. Police dogs have trainers that usually stay with them for their entire service.

They are teaching these dogs deadly commands with a trainer that will be out of the picture when the dog is sold.

I can't see throwing a trained attack dog into the hands of people that don't want a pet just security and letting people own them that have not been trained themselves.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Ender @4    3 weeks ago
They are teaching these dogs deadly commands with a trainer that will be out of the picture when the dog is sold.

Not necessarily.

The good trainers demand that the future owners also get trained for a period WITH the dog to ensure that 1-they know and understand how to command the animal, and 2-that the dog will obey the potential owner.

It's just another time I think back and kick myself.  I had the opportunity to become a 95D (MP dog handler) but couldn't bring myself to do it as I knew it would mean going to Nam (which didn't bother me) and I'd be forced to leave the dog behind (which seriously bothered me).

**Disclaimer**  I know and worked with a former military trainer who now has his own operation training guard dogs.

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.1  Ender  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1    3 weeks ago

The police dogs and trainers I have seen are very attached. I had read that most of the dogs, when they retire, are adopted by their handlers as they already have a bond.

So the majority are together for life.

We have a training facility on the county jail grounds.

I just think if someone has enough cash to spend a quarter of a mil, they could hire a security guard/trainer for the dog.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

What do you feed a $230,000 dog? The livers of orphans? 

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @5    3 weeks ago

LOL!

 
 
 
Krishna
6  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The trainers should be locked up-- no one has the right to make that much money!!!

 
 
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