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June 22, 2012
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Working Malinois Puppies
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Male Working Malinois Puppy Available!

Edge v. Kaiserhaus (Rush) MR1, OFA Excellent has been bred to Red Star Deja Nira FR2 OFA Good. Rush & Deja are athletic, versatile working dogs that are also full time family dogs. We expect high drive, social & willing pups, with excellent gripping behavior and athleticism. Rush & Deja compete and participate in Mondioring, French Ring, dock diving, Agility, obedience and nosework.

Puppies were born May 22, 2012. There is one male still available. Please email Cindy cindyr@leerburg.com if you're interested.
Leerburg Q&A
Ask your training question

Question: Are the training rules you use when raising puppies less strict for 30-40 pound dog that will be a family companion only?

Hi Cindy,

I love your training principles, eBooks, podcasts and videos.

I have encountered a couple of contradictions in the material.

Mostly with meeting people and playing with toys.

Are the rules less strict for non-working, non-agressive dogs? I'm trying to develop a training plan for a medium family dog (30-40 lbs) and I just want to make sure I'm doing a good job without overdoing it.

Thanks Cindy,
Matt

Cindy's Response:

I raise all my puppies (family dogs & working dogs) pretty much the same way, but make allowances for each dog based on the temperament, confidence and personality of the pup. I may ease up later on, after the foundation of engagement is firmly in place AND once I know what my end goal with that pup will be (family dog only vs. competition).

I encourage everyone to take the info we offer and use it to the degree that works for them, their situation and lifestyle and most importantly, their particular pup.

You can be as relaxed or strict about any of these things as you wish. After raising lots of puppies and one human kid I can say this with confidence… it’s always easier to be strict at first and then ease up than the other way around.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Puppies or our Q&A on Basic Obedience.

We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this weeks's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

Have a question for Ed & Cindy? Try the Leerburg Q&A Search. If you can't find the answer to your question by using our search engine, you can email Cindy here at Leerburg at cindyr@leerburg.com. If you have your spam filter on, make sure you set it to receive our replies!!!

Customer Comments

On Leerburg's Bottle Feeding Puppies Article

Hi,

I would like to say a massive thank you to you for sharing your hand rearing formula. Thanks to you guys, I have raised over 15 orphan puppies of different ages and breeds. All have grown up thriving and gone to wonderful forever homes. I foster for a rescue in the UK and will always use this formula.

Thanks again

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

In the fall of 2012, Michael Ellis will be moving his school for dog trainers to Santa Rosa, CA. The new location is much larger than his current location and will allow Michael to add additional classes and courses to the curriculum. In early 2013, Michael is planning to add a course for military veterans. This course will be specifically tailored to veterans who are getting out of the military.

Read more for additional information and dates.


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