Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > The Dog Breeds

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2007, 09:51 PM
malinoisowner malinoisowner is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 9
Default belgian malinois and electric fence?

we just got a belgian malinois when he was ten weeks old and now he is thirteen weeks old. we have a 40x11 dog run but we also have a very large open property and alot of woods. we dont want to confine the dog just to the dog run when we dont want him to be on the leash. we hav heard some opinions about an electric fence not working for a belgian malinois because it has a strong drive and it wouldnt stop him, any suggestions or opinions as to getting an electric fence do u think it will be effective?
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 09:56 PM
SummerRiot's Avatar
SummerRiot SummerRiot is offline
Dog Show Addict
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,056

Being a Belgian Tervuren owner - I personally would NOT trust an electric fence on a Belgian.

They have SUCH a strong prey drive, that if they dont have a solid "off" or "leave it" command.. your dog will run through it, then when the drive is gone but then wont be able to get back into the property..

Tim, my fiance, parents have a LARGE property and they have the underground wire for their dog and when we bring the Huskys - works GREAT for the huskys - but not so well with Riot.

you could try a run line with your Mal on a harness(NOT a collar). That might be an option.
Tyr TT
Princess aka Tettles

Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2007, 10:31 PM
SisMorphine's Avatar
SisMorphine SisMorphine is offline
Your Mom
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,993

Agreed, any dog with super strong drives (prey especially) will pass through an electric fence without even flinching.

Mal's are very intelligent. I would work on some intense obedience training and keep your pup on a longline for a long while. If you want your dog to be able to be outside unsupervised I would look into fencing a portion of your yard or building an outdoor kennel.

Oldham's Goddess of War CGC, PSA1, CL1-F "Teeny"
Connors' Baloo CGC, TT "Blue"
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 PM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site