The German Malinois is one fantastic dog, there, we said it. This breed of pup got their name from the French name of the Flemish city of Mechelen, which the French called Malines. Apart from the interesting etymology, Malinois dogs were traditionally used as odor detecting dogs, especially for explosives, in fire investigations, as well as for tracking and finding narcotics. Often, they could also track humans and were used in rescue missions. Moreover, the Malinois is used as the guard dog in the White House, which only shows how powerful and vital this breed is.
The German Malinois is famous for their ability to adapt to almost anything. However, they thrive in the active and fun environment, as they are quite energetic dogs, so it is best to keep them on their toes. German Malinois are excellent tracking dogs, and they are highly trainable as well, so it will not be super hard to teach them a new game, especially a game that involves searching for something. There is nothing a Malinois cannot do, so get some treats and train your dog to look for hidden things. And who knows, they might help you in the time of need!
The German Malinois is an active dog, yes we understand that, but they are also no strangers to fun in the sun! Even the mighty Malinois deserves a relaxing day on the beach, frolicking in the sun, jumping in the water, and chasing around after a ball. Take your doggo to your local beach and have a fun day, and get some much-needed exercise you both desperately need, especially after the long winter months. The sporty spice of a doggo will not only enjoy the active day, but they will also grow to love you even more, and associate you with fun activities!
Since the German Malinois is such a fun-loving and active doggo, it is only natural for you to want them to make new dog friends and have some other canine companions to play with. However, as they are super devoted to their owners, it can be a bit tricky to have them socialize with other dogs. But fear not, with good intentions and proper training, your pup can be the talk of the dog park and the favorite friend of other furry sweethearts and play in that area. Socializing your dog does not have to be a hard task, but it does require some willpower and patience on your side.
Put some treats in a Kong and give them to your pup to play with. You can also smear some peanut butter on it which will definitely keep your pup busy for a while.
Build an obstacle course in your backyard or in your house to take care of boredom during those rainy days when you cannot go for long walks. Both you and your pup will have loads of fun trying to overcome the hurdles you set up!
The German Malinois is a faithful companion who will be your friend for life. So, to give something back to this fantastic doggo, make sure to exercise them every day, make every day fun for them, and make their life feel like heaven when they are with you. You will surely be rewarded by immense love no one else can give you, and as the old saying goes: let’s hope we are half the people our dogs think we are.