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Old 08-28-2011, 10:12 PM
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Soft is such an interesting, relative, analysis of a dog.

So many people really have trouble with dogs that need a creative hand. Funny enough Malinois are very commonly handler soft dogs, it is one of the most complicated things many handlers experienced with these dogs at the beginning. The corrections they can handle in bite work (many of them) are paramount compared to the corrections they can handle in obedience.

Backup, my male, is frustrating but has taught me to be a far more creative trainer and seek a much more positive method in my training. Anyone else and he's all tooth and nail, a stern no or leash pop from me and he's lost.

ETA, I guess also I've noticed the biggest difference of my mals and my apbt, though both handler soft, is that the apbt are far more forgiving. The Malinois tend to hold grudges and react in one way or another, unlike my apbt who try and try again and when that fails it's a begging smothering mess of "love me, please!"
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