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What jobs can an at home person give to a belgian malinous to keep it happy?

I'm considering adopting a Belgian Malinous. My research indicates that need a job to do - standardly they are used in police work, drug detection, etc. Research also says that if they don't have a job to do they may release that energy in non-home-friendly ways. I work from home - I'll walk him - what other jobs can I give him?

Asked By: samlclem28 - 5/7/2008
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They are wonderful at Obedience, Rally and Agility. Take a couple of training classes at a local dog training club...LOTS of fun
Answered By: berner mom - 5/7/2008
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Play hide and seek with him. Have someone hide and then let him go find them. Also take him on lots of walks. I'm not sure when you can start it but that make those cool dog backpacks where they can carry things when they are on their walks. Makes them feel like the are doing something important. Hide little bits... More
Answered By: Jessica C - 5/7/2008
 
These guys are great to do agility with, or teach him a lot of tricks and run through them daily. They're very smart and typically learn quickly. Get him lots of toys, things that hold treats and have to be manipulated in just the right way to get the treat out. The Kong company makes lots of different toys like... More
Answered By: lizzy - 5/7/2008
 
Ahh the joys of owning a work dog... More
Answered By: Randee - 5/7/2008
 
When I brought my boxer home, I realized that an hour or two of walking a day was not going to cut it (they are also high-energy, working dogs... More
Answered By: Jennifer G - 5/7/2008
 
That's a very good question. The jobs my dogs have are... More
Answered By: Forsaken - 5/7/2008
 
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