Note from dog
Normally, I hand NOTE FROM DOG over to a pup who has earned a starring role in a current story, but this time around, I asked them if I might have their permission to write this NOTE because a lot has happened since we sent our last one at the end of November.

The custom of using dogs as valued guardians is nothing new. Ever since ancient times, the Romans placed mosaics (Cave canem mosaics) at the entry of their homes to warn visitors and intruders of the presence of dogs on the property— ever ready to thwart any unwanted intrusion or threat to safety.

Welcome to Guard Dog 2.0, where anticipation rather than aggression is the key. On an expansive ranch in Livingston, Montana, the company, Svalinn breeds a brilliant new class of these noble canine friends and protectors at a cost of $125,000. By cross-breeding German, Dutch, and Belgian Shepherds, Svalinn generates the ideal convergence of suitable traits, and with two years of elite training starting at eight weeks, these watchful dogs are backed with uncanny decision-making capabilities to defend you and your family in a split second.

Svalinn’s dogs are placed in forever homes at around 2½ to 3½ of age, and are fully trained— in foundational obedience, stability, agility, socialization, and of course protection— to meet the unique needs of their respective owners. But it’s their psychological training that truly makes Svalinn’s guard dogs special. With a honed ability to interpret people’s emotional energy, these dogs can actually foresee human intention, preempting any kind of assault before it can even happen. Phenomenal but true.

This story was originally reported in Robb Report. Learn more HERE.


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