Who should get a Malinois?:
Do you dream day and night of improving your performance as a dog
Do you have reflexes like a Chimpanzee? Can you take a punch without feeling the need to retaliate?
calm in the face of embarrassment, danger,and even chaos? Can you remain calm around a very hyper dog?
you want a dog that can’t and won’t be a couch potato? A DOG JUST FOR TRAINING?
you have at least 2-hours per day to devote to training and exercise?
Do you have access
to a Ringsport or Schutzhund club where you can find a mentor?
Are you versed in positive
and negative training modalities?
Are you willing to put canine performance before your
own physical and psychological comfort?
If you answer these questions with a round clear YES, you have
what it takes to become a Malinois Handler.
Every Malinois starts off soft. Eventually, as he matures, if the dog is not tempered through work, he will
either end up out of control or fearful. The trainer taps into the pups drives, heating the steel, and gradually exposing
the pup to stressors. Eventually, as he matures, The trainer brings the pup from the euphoric prey drive state to a
state of control and focus, metaphorically tempering the steel. This plunging from hot to cold, lends the Malinois its
After years of daily training, your Malinois can show the same temperament as a Lab or German Shepherd,
yet have the sharpness to work.