Belgian Malinois Question

Our 9 month old male mal has been with us for almost a month now. The main problem we have is...


Our 9 month old male mal has been with us for almost a month now. The main problem we have is teaching him how to heel. Whenever he sees a stranger or a cat, it's like he's deaf to all our calls & can't be budged or stopped from his goal. HELP!

    In Belgian Malinois - Asked by Anonymous - 2/9/2012 11:48:33 AM
You have to teach your dog to "Leave it" at home. Then when he wants to follow a cat tell him: "Leave it". Pull him and continue walking.
    Answered by MaxMalinois - 4/22/2012 2:30:22 AM


You need absolute obedience outside distraction before you can expect obedience when distracted. Keep him on a short lead and get his attention with a 'focus' or 'watch' command. once he looks at you, work with him until the distracting human/animal is gone. Use food or his favorite toy. Most importantly, FIND A TRAINER.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/7/2012 10:41:47 AM