The Central Asian Shepherd Dog (Alabai) is one of the most formidable guard dogs. Having a rich history, the Alabai were able to become real helpers of man. But it’s worth knowing that being a formidable weapon, these dogs can, in inept hands, turn against their owners. What are the reviews of the owners with Alabay?
1. Maria, Voronezh: “Our defender from thieves”
Having changed the apartment to our own house, we immediately seized the opportunity to make our old dream come true – to have a large dog. Before that, because of the cramped living conditions, we kept only a toy terrier. We took our time, set up a special enclosure, read information about large dogs. We didn’t need a dog whose main advantage would be barking at passers-by. We chose a real security guard.
Most of the neighbors had yard dogs or mestizo sheepdogs, but judging by the complaints of people, they could not even prevent the theft of chickens. Looking at this, we have chosen the Central Asian Shepherd Dog – Alabai male.
The husband seriously approached his upbringing, being a military pensioner, he did not spare time for a pet. He applied his own training method.
It was important for us that the dog did not “breach” in vain, but be aggressive towards strangers who had penetrated into our territory. Our dog quickly mastered the command “Svoi!”, Although having calmed down, it does not cease to carefully and watchfully follow the guests. Naturally, people are somewhat annoyed by this, but the dog has never shown aggression.
Over time, we realized that Alabai is the best guard, and besides, because of his appearance, no one even tries to get into our courtyard. Although there were attempts to poison our pet (they found pieces of meat and sausages that got through the fence from the outside). Therefore, it is imperative to teach the dog not to pick up anything from the ground.
2. Alina, Krasnodar Territory: “Alabai is not a dog for amateurs”
Hearing for a long time the praise from a colleague to her dog, they say, is both clever and protector, etc., I could not resist and acquired a puppy from her Alabai. I took it with a certain intent – to protect my apartment from thieves’ raids, especially since there is no man in our family, but only women – me, my mother, my daughter.
I bought my Almira at the very beginning of autumn, thinking that by the spring she would turn into a smart guard. Living in a spacious apartment with my mother and daughter, I calmly got down to work, leaving the upbringing of the dog to my household.
With no relevant experience, we raised a monster! Possessing high intelligence, our girl quickly learned a lot of commands. But! She performed them exclusively according to her mood. The rest of the time she was engaged only in sabotage.
At the next trick (eating my shoes) and trying to stop them, Almira (at 6 months old it is already a large animal) bit my hand. The first thought: “Give it back!” Flashed through, but who needs an angry grown-up dog that does not know how to behave? And I did not even consider other inhumane options.
There was only one way out – to go to training courses. Fortunately, the specialist assured that it is not too late to correct the behavior of our “evil”. I had to attend individual lessons, as the dog was extremely categorical about other dogs, trying to bite each of them.
The business was partially improved, and Almira took me for the mistress. It took a lot of money and time. But she does not put the rest of the family in anything. May not let him out of the apartment, blocking the path. Therefore, it often lives on the balcony.
I can say that Alabai is not a dog for fragile women, not suitable for an apartment and in general, without a certain character and knowledge, it is not worth starting it.
3. Nina, Novosibirsk: “Our friend is alabai.”
Reading about the Alabai, a picture is presented in eerie colors with a monster in the foreground. I don’t know how, but we came across an absolutely opposite representative of this breed, or maybe we influenced him that way. Our Alabai is not just a family member, but a real friend.
Living in an apartment and leading an overly active lifestyle, we decided that we just need a big dog. Considering, as a candidate, St. Bernard, the idea of shallow – he is too calm. As a result of stormy searches and fabrications, they opted for Central Asian.
Our alabay is by no means a terrible animal that can frighten children and old women. Thunder is an absolutely socialized creature – he travels with us in a car, with a muzzle and on a bus. He communicates well with other dogs while walking, but he can show aggression towards unfamiliar dogs, especially males. Fortunately, local dog owners have a clear distribution of who walks when. Therefore, we only go for a walk with friendly dogs.
Of course, the husband made an effort to educate Thunder. No wonder he served at the border and has experience in dealing with service dogs. We are absolutely not afraid for our children, our dog will never touch them, and will not hurt others.
How many people, so many opinions, but all the owners agree on one thing – the Alabai need the firm hand of a person who knows the features of the character of these dogs. Otherwise, you can turn to professionals for help or get a willful big dog, dangerous not only for others, but also for the owner himself.
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