Sam is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois that came to us from another training facility that deemed him “untrainable”. His original owner and several trainers completely gave up on him. We knew we could help Sam so we took him in. This was a dog that was extremely aggressive and was not even potty trained at 3 years old. After a few short months with Your Dog Guru, Sam is now healthy, happy and ready to find a good home!
we love sam!
Jimi, you are amazing at what you do! His transformation is night and day!
wow, good job. I love this video
Would you be able to advise me regarding my 2 year old malinois. He has been neutered and mostly he is wonderful. But he has separation anxiety (my fault) and only sleeps until 3-4 at night and has been this way since we had him at 8 weeks. He also goes nuts when me and my fiancé try to hug or even kiss and after virtual celebate, it is becoming frustrating to say the least and finally he has unplanable moments of aggression. Which means my grandkids are unable to visit us at home. Can you help x
Hi Janet! As you mentioned, things like separation anxiety and reactivity are all taught behaviors. Mals are incredibly smart and can quickly become a handful when the proper foundation is not built early on. Most owners take the approach of just waiting and seeing what happens as their puppy matures and they mix-and-match training tips with very little consistency. You need to start back at square one, reset expectations and begin a period of rehabilitation with your dog by either hiring a professional trainer or following a structured training program. If you haven’t already checked out our online interactive training program, please do so. It’s a fantastic tool that can set you on the right path from start to finish if you’d like to train your dog using our techniques and methodology.
Simply amazing! This video is what caught my attention to this program right from the start. I am starting on week 2 of training with my girl that many have claimed is unteachable and aggressive. She is already calming down and looking at things differently. At three years old we are back to basics and she is doing great in her kennel and learning what place means. By taking away her choices and making what I want out of her clearer she is showing less signs of frustration already. Can’t wait to see what the following year will bring for me and my girl! Keep up the good work and looking forward to new videos you post. Thanks Jimi!!!!
Great to hear! Happy you’re already seeing results and looking forward to working with you through the online training program =) We’ll be posting a lot more videos in the coming months now that the weather in Phoenix is cooling down.
I adopted a Malinois 3 weeks ago from a shelter. Her approximate age is a year and she has little to no training. She is very sweat, shows no signs of aggression at this point, but is severely anxious about EVERYTHING. getting her to walk on a leash without her stopping, freezing, and refusing to move is impossible. She tucks her tail and shakes. She is terrified of bikes, cars, sounds, garbage cans. She is slowly warming up to my kids but does best around me alone. She is also warming up to my husband. I have never seen a dog afraid of everything. She is highly intelligent. Knows where our house is after a few walks and will run back home and wait by the door. She broke the leash, so I know she can find her way home. She has learned not to pull on walks. We walk after sunset now. she can’t focus long enough to learn basic commands because something spooks her. I need help.
Hi Heather! Fear can be very debilitating and can take a long time to work through. Record a video of your dog’s issues and send to email@example.com so we can give more specific feedback. –YDG
I just rescued a 1 year old male Belgian Malinois still intact. He has no previous training. He was left in a backyard on a chain. I already have a female 1 year old Belgian which I raised from a 8 week old pup. She was so very eady to train. He is not house broke nor does he have any kind of discipline. Can you give me some tips for training a 1 year old. It would be very much appreciated.
Hi Ralph! We provide free training tips on our website and YouTube channel. If you’d like a more structured training program to follow with the ability to interact directly with us, check out our Online Interactive Training Program. Happy Training!
Our daughter has an un-neutered male Malinois that is 4 years old and never trained nor housebroken. It recently killed a kitten and they are getting rid of the dog. Does this dog have a chance of being properly trained?
Hi Fred. It’s very unfortunate that your daughter’s dog was not given any training or guidance and the neglect resulted in the death of another animal. Every dog has a chance of improving particularly when removed from their unproductive, negative environment and placed in a better setting with a new owner that sees the value of a structured training program. With aggressive dogs we also advise that you seek the assistance of a local professional who can help. -YDG
My retired father bought a malinois who is now almost 8 months old. She is totally wild and out of control. She jumps, bites and is very hyper. Yes, I know typical puppy behavior. But there is something off about her. He lives on a farm and she runs and plays all day long. She escapes and chases people, animals, cars, bikes…. She is very aggressive. We had a malinois for 14 years who’s temperament was very different. He was naturally much more eager to learn and obedient. He is at a loss of what to do with her. It’s so sad. I want to help but don’t know how. I have a standard poodle who is her chewtoy when we visit. What would you recommend as a starting point?
Hi Sonja, what you describe is only “typical puppy behavior” when a puppy is not interacted with and trained appropriately. Puppies with a strong prey drive can make things much worse when unattended. You cannot give a puppy like this free range of a farm and expect that she will just learn on her own. You really must start by building the puppy’s fundamentals and follow a structured training regimen. We have great resources on our websites along with our Online Interactive Training Program. Thanks for your comment. –YDG
My mals apollo is about 5 years old and my best friend. Unfortunately he was my dads baby and they were very close. 3 years ago my dad was diagnosed with terminal kidney cancer. Since then his behavior slowly gotten worse. Apollo pees in the house always even right after being outside. He attacks couches and pillows and mainly paper towels. Unfortunately my dad died in april. Apollo feels it more than anyone else. Hes gotten worse since. Pees in house soooo much. Aggressive towards outside dogs. Hes good with my other 2 dogs but any dog outside of my house is a huge problem for him. And there’s something about when someone or something starts running, he starts to bite. I just lost my dad i dont want to lose my dog. What can i do to help him
Hi Alexa. So sorry to hear about your Dad. With Apollo, best thing is to start from square one and try to work with him on the basic fundamentals of crate and potty training. You must provide him with a very consistent and structured environment and do not allow too much freedom until he is ready to handle it. Keep him away from other dogs for now and if that’s not a possibility, then we highly recommend a muzzle to avoid any accidents. Feel free to send us a video of your dog(s) to show us in better detail what’s going on and we can try to provide additional feedback to you. Thanks for your message and Happy Training! -YDG