7 Because of their innate abilities as guardians, ridgebacks should not be trained as protection dogs. Their natural protective instinct should be subjected to elementary obedience training for control.
8 Ridgebacks are gregarious animals, enjoying the company of other dogs; but families should be cautious about having several male dogs in one household because this can lead to dominance struggles.
9 They are good with children, but both children and dogs must learn to behave around one another. Ridgebacks are protective of children and other household members.