Belgian Malinois > My malinois socializing problem (6 replies)
My malinois socializing problem
by rs0cal on 18 April 2008 - 05:51
Hi, I have a quesiton regarding my malinois. He's about 3 years old( human years) and it seems that my parent kept him out in hte backyard without having had him socialize with other dogs when he was a puppy. The thing now is, whenever we take him out for walks or whenever he sees another odg through the backyard gate, he barks like crazy and acts in a vicious way of like wanting to attack it. Wells, I was wondering if it is possible to get him to be able to socialize with other dogs still, especially small dogs. I would like to have him be bale to socialize in the dog park with some other dogs, but my parents are extremely scared about him attacking another dog. He's really protective and acts jealous whenever he sees another dog through the glass door in our house, is there any kind of way to fix this problem?
by Scoutk9GSDs on 18 April 2008 - 21:51
Sure your dog can be brought under control in those situations through communication and applied stress but its not really something you can learn over the internet. Especially with a 3 yr old Malinois. You would need to at first work the dog in a carefully controlled situation. Do you have a good obed foundation on your dog? Personally I would never ever take one of my dogs to a dogpark but thats up to you. You may have control over your dog but you dont have control over other people and their dogs. A Malinois is a very strong breed. It really wouldnt matter to me if a dog has been socialized or not. They will accept what the handler is willing to accept. You can check out my site if your interested. www.scoutk9.com Hope it helps.
by Chick on 20 April 2008 - 23:43
Hey scout, I like that term 'applied stress' :)
by BabyEagle4U on 22 April 2008 - 15:25
Nice webpage on RAW diet Scout. Sooo true.
by Scoutk9GSDs on 22 April 2008 - 16:27
Chick, "Applied stress" can do what corrections alone can't do and without the residual side effects. Not only that but it will help the dog in all aspects of obedience. I strongly caution anyone though about trying to work on behavior problems with a three year old male Malinois alone and without someone knowlegable there to assist.
Babyeagle, Im glad you liked it. I need to get some pics up of my current Mals doing some excersises instead of just pretty pics. The diet page was written by a good friend of mine and myself. I can't take all the credit...LOL. The pups were a litter I raised over a year ago. The carcass is deer I believe in the first pic.
by Chick on 24 April 2008 - 19:42
Yes, excellent page,I forwared your webpage to my husband since he will not stop feeding my mals (in between their regular food meals) cooked meats such as ham, prime rib, pasta meals, you name it. He seems to associate this with affection, or love for the dogs will have toward him.
by Scoutk9GSDs on 26 April 2008 - 17:39
Well I doubt a few in between cooked foods will kill your dogs but I personally do not like to feed anything cooked to mine. Cooking kills natural enzymes that the dog needs for proper digestion the way it was intended. Definitely never feed cooked bones as it makes them brittle. If you are going to give your dog a "treat" then there shouldnt be anything attached to it. Have him give your dogs raw beef rib bone every once in awhile. It will help clean their teeth. I buy a rack of beef ribs and cut them off individually. They arent really that expensive. He shouldnt expect anything at all from the dogs though for giving them a "treat". If he changes his attitude about that, then it will do more for his relationship with them than anything else because he would then be giving them more respect and they pick up on it because it will be reflected in his actions towards them from now on. Let me know what happens.