Well I wasn’t looking for another dog as I got my puppy just a few months ago. However, thanks to Malinois Rescue, I heard about a Belgian Malinois in need at the Lenawee County Humane Society a couple of weeks ago.
So I went to visit Boudewijn (call name now Sonic) to temperament test him as he had shown some threat behavior toward the staff. I determined that due to his threat behavior when having his collar held and explosive energy, that he was not proper to adopt out to the public. However, he was very affectionate and deserved a second chance with behavior modification and obedience training.
Therefore, in talking with the humane staff (who are awesome by the way), it was decided I would adopt him and he would come home with me. I’m a big believer that trainers should adopt problematic dogs (that would benefit a second chance if they received the proper training) as a way to give back to the community, shelter agencies and the dogs themselves. And, I figured it was my time again to adopt another dog that might be rehabilitated with the proper training and management. So welcome home Boudewijn’s “Sonic”.