Watch how quick the civil dog is to jump on the “stranger” when the man begins the role play. He clearly senses danger in his voice, and jumps to defend his little friend—the 4-year-old girl. The dog hurriedly responds to the threat that the trainer is posing to the girl, and that’s exactly what any parents needs. But it’s clear in this video, that there is training and hard work involved to ensure that your pup is always reacting the way you want them to.

It’s also interesting to see that there are certain expectations of children as well when it comes to dogs attacking strangers that pose threats. In this video for example, the little girl is being taught to control her German Shepherd by hovering her hand over it, and even trying to restrain him by the collar.

It seems clear that the successful way to get away from harmful strangers requires teamwork from both the pet as well as the child. And this man is doing an amazing job of teaching both how to react, and think quick!

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