by txarkoeta on 27 November 2019 - 06:11
I have a German shepherd working for almost two years, he comes in good lines, 3-3 with Blitz Vom Felsenwadle, until he turned one year he ignored the ball or the rag. I saw the other dog run after the ball and he chased him, to the fool with him with the ball, tied him and moved the ball in front of him and when he began to motivate him he gave it ... and now he likes the ball very much.
by Hired Dog on 27 November 2019 - 10:11
Yes, people can tell you that some day this puppy may grown up and show you what you want to see, but, it also may not.
What did you buy this dog for? If its for work or competition, you may have a problem. I would not get a Malinois as a pet.
by jillmissal on 28 November 2019 - 13:11
The opposite could also be true. you might see what you want to see in a puppy and have it turn out completely different.
TBH though I feel strongly that the puppy you have at 8 weeks is basically the dog you will have in two years. They don't change that much.
by Hired Dog on 28 November 2019 - 14:11
Experience has shown me that when it comes to working dogs, depend on what you see, not on what you will like to see.
by Dawn G. Bonome on 29 November 2019 - 18:11
JMO...I think that a pup needs to experience everyday things he /she will encounter in life and training with baby steps. You do not want to burn a puppy out and make it sour on training.
Just my opinion.
by Centurian on 30 November 2019 - 15:11
Maybe not if what Dawn G B. writes is TRUE ..... If the pup is very very food driven .. then dog pup may be telling you thiat it will be a sensational superb tracker or scent disciminator . And the dogs that can and will scent well , , let's us just state that they are quite valuable too !!! Either to simply have fun with , to comete with and or/ do very serious vocational endeavors with .. There is no rule that every dog has to be a mean , lean , biting machine. As a matter of fact many of he behavioral traits [ not all , but many ] that one wants in many scent and tracking endeavors are diametrically opposite to those traits that you would want in the biting envdeavors. ! That is my two cents .. So ... this may not be the right heading for this thread as it relates to this puppy ..... Nothing wrong with having an exceptional scenting dog !!