My father bred hunting dogs and had GSH dogs also. They are incredibly easy to train. The dog clearly needs to be exercised first if he is still displaying dominance. You should never have to use force or those horrid collars in order to get the dog to obey you. Working with them takes skill and patience. If you’re getting bit then I’d worry for what type of dog you’re creating.Yeah sorry but that's youtube bullshit which only applies to puppies.
The only way I could get the previous one to release his football was by getting another football and kicking it away, trust me I tried all the youtube bullshit that was the only way non violent way to go.
I could have used a noose and pulled it cutting off the airflow/electronic zapper which would get him to release the football promptly.
That's now how I like to work.
It'd taken over a year of doing that, daily training, and shouting at him before he succumbed and understood the command but only when he was drained of all excessive energy.
He once even bitten me in the head just trying to grab the ball, totally good quality that one. I could explain why there were some people who once saw him at it's best did a u'ie if they spotted me and him at 200 yards. Life's too short.
It'd taken three months of treat training for him to understand stay, sit, lay down command that one was easy.
He was three years old when I got him. Got him from a so called 'I train police dogs for the Miami police' idiot.
Luckily he was never maltreated just never properly trained.
Once they're a bit older I find them hard to train because they're so hyper.
A malinois is like a labrador on coke and boozed up