|09-02-2014 09:24 AM|
Really enjoyed the video.
I will be following this thread with interest.
A friend had a Mali a few years ago and I was fascinated by him. He was the first Belgian Malinois I had ever been around.
What a dog!
|09-02-2014 05:34 AM|
I have seen your videos and I love the level of engagement with your dogs.
Could you please tell me how do you correct your dogs for biting people ? do you get physical with him ?
|08-31-2014 01:51 PM|
|ZoeD1217||That video was awesome! Love his enthusiasm!|
|08-31-2014 11:23 AM|
I only own two at the moment. The mal is one of them. The other is Zebu the half mal half german shepherd that I washed from ringsport and is now basically my sporty pet dog I have fun with.
When I ask for it Crank is super focused. He's also really good in the crate as it was something I worked on heavily. Most times you can't tell there's a dog in his crate he's so quiet. He's also got a great off switch for pet stuff. He can sleep through the night in bed next to me or chill out on the couch when we watch tv and it is something I'm working on cultivating so that he stays that way as he ages.
I'll never say never but more than likely I'll stick with Malinois from here on out.
|08-31-2014 11:20 AM|
|RocketDog||Congratulations. Looks like big fire in small package. Does this mean you'll never go back to GSD's again?|
|08-31-2014 09:19 AM|
|08-31-2014 09:06 AM|
He's wicked coordinated for a puppy.
Is he super focused on you? Peppy wasn't happy if she didn't have access to me when I was around. A physical barrier separating us (fence or the like) was just a horrible time for her. I could do stuff and she wasn't underfoot, but she was in striking distance pretty much 24/7. Go outside the fenced area and she had a fit, and being a Mal, she would circumvent the fence to have access to me.
|08-30-2014 11:44 AM|
Recently took him to Rogue Ringsport in MN have been back for a few weeks but this is his first bitework at 11-12 weeks He's been developing in an amazing way. Probably my once in a lifetime dog. Real training hasn't started yet. He's been going on adventures with me. Traveling across the country. In a two-three week period hes been on a road trip to MN and back to the east coast to the outter banks of NC. He travels well in the crate, chills well, turns it on when its time to turn it on. I've trained a lot of dogs and I've never seen one this exceptional at that age.
|08-25-2014 03:33 PM|
The cuteness in the youtube video is overwhelming!!! I cant take it!!
Best of luck with Crank! The leg/ankle biting story takes me back with my pup, although I am sure you have it worse...
|08-25-2014 01:43 PM|
|Baillif||There is a big difference between a dog or puppy biting on hands or feet or pant legs and going after an agitating decoy or helper with equipment on. Dogs are capable of discriminating the difference. The idea that correcting a dog for jumping on people or biting people will ruin their ability to do the work is a total myth. If you had a dog that refused to bite in a working environment because it was corrected outside of that then you shouldn't even bother wasting your time on a dog like that for any bite sport.|
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