Delightful. Enthusiasm, drive & discipline. She looks wonderful. Looks like you are all having great fun too.
Thank you! It has been an exciting learning journey for us, she is the perfect Mal for usIt's great to see owners who are committed to putting in the work that a Mal requires. Great job!
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.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! She is a handful but we are grateful, she has taught us to become better handlersI love watching this video! It's inspiring. Gorgeous dog!