Executive Protection Dogs

Butch Cappel with George W. Bush
Butch Cappel supplied executive protection dogs for Bush 43’s reelection campaign.

An Executive Protection dog
is the best of the best.

An adult dog that has been bred, temperament tested, and hand selected to ensure a dog that is both capable and willing to protect you, your loved ones, and your home.

What separates a protection trained dog
from an executive protection dog?

A protection trained dog harnesses the dogs natural guarding ability and relies on the training and handler skills of the owner in partnership with any trainer. A great option that is a perfect fit for many people but some people have the need for a dog that can perform at a higher level.

An executive protection dog is an adult dog that has been trained to a higher level in every way; including scenario based training, life training (an approach where the dog learns by living and doing daily routines, not living in a kennel for 2 years in isolation), and has a more versatile skill set than the average protection dog.

An executive protection dog comes with skills like:

  • Ability to attain police patrol dog certification 
  • Building searches
  • Real world protection scenarios:
    • Engaging attackers in a vehicle
    • Engaging multiple attackers
    • Guarding a suspect
    • Guarding: person, possessions, or a position


  • Tracking
  • Scent detection 

Cappel Canine services included with our Executive Protection dogs:

  • Home delivery and security evaluation
  • Lifetime training maintenance
  • Handler training

See Roman In Action!

Roman is a great example of what to expect from a Cappel Canine trained Executive Protection dog…