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This video spans two years, it contains cute moments, silly moments, little accomplishments, and blunders :D

She is our first Belgian Malinois and it has been a fun-filled two years for us. Our primary goal is titling in Mondioring, but to keep her mentally stimulated, we've also dabbled in agility and nosework.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZASE-ZCxJ0U
 

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Delightful. Enthusiasm, drive & discipline. She looks wonderful. Looks like you are all having great fun too.
 

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It's great to see owners who are committed to putting in the work that a Mal requires. Great job!
 

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I second that. Mals are such spirited driven dogs and it always wonderful to see them taken to a level where they can fulfill their potential, drives, intelligence, physical abilities and desires. I believe they are happiest and thrive with what you have offered and worked so hard to achieve. If it weren't for my love of GSDs, I would have a Mal and who knows, I very well might.

Wonderful job and as jclark stated, the commitment you put forth is worthy as you have allowed your dog to flourish.
 

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Had to watch the video again because I knew there was something in there that displayed my attitude about a dog needing/craving/thriving with leadership and confidence from a handler. The person at 3:43 leading the dog in a focused heel speaks volumes of the synergy between human and dog. It reeks of trust in the dog and confidence as well as the dog's focus on the handler. It's not just the "walk" it's the mindset that comes with that "walk". So nice to see both entities in harmony with each other.
 

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Thank you! She was kind of a surprise gift (from a breeder friend). Never thought we would get a Mal, but she is full of energy and personality, we are so happy to have her!
 

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Had to watch the video again because I knew there was something in there that displayed my attitude about a dog needing/craving/thriving with leadership and confidence from a handler. The person at 3:43 leading the dog in a focused heel speaks volumes of the synergy between human and dog. It reeks of trust in the dog and confidence as well as the dog's focus on the handler. It's not just the "walk" it's the mindset that comes with that "walk". So nice to see both entities in harmony with each other.
Thank you!:) We are glad that we've had 5 years of dog training experience (between protection sports and fostering for GSD/Lab rescues) before we got her. She is a very slow-to-mature Mal, her prey drive didn't turn on until she was 16+ months old (breeder offered to exchange her but we didn't want to). I think one thing we did right by her, was that we never rushed her, we let her mature at her own pace. She came from parents with high defense drives, we spent a lot of time socializing her, hoping she can develop into a confident, stable, and sociable adult. At 26 months of age, we are very happy with her.

LOL, you never know, we've always been GSD people, we weren't planning on getting a Mal, but now that we have her, I really can't say if our next dog will be a GSD or a Mal.
 
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