Malinois Training

The Malinois is a type of Belgian Shepherd widely used in the military both in the UK and worldwide. It has a similar size and build to a German Shepherd but is available in a wider range of coat colours.

This breed of dog is intelligent, active and versatile. They are capable of learning and performing a wide range of high-level commands.

Malinois are slowly becoming more and more popular as a domestic pet, though they have retained the activity levels, temperament and intelligence of their working history. This breed is not recommended for first time dog owners as it takes an experienced dog handler to become their pack leader and maintain that status.

They are still undergoing a period of adjustment to life as a domestic pet as they have only been used as such for the last 20 years or so. In order to strive Malinois need plenty of attention, lots of mental stimulation and a huge amount of exercise. They will bond very strongly with their handlers but without sufficient exercise and stimulation will become destructive and start displaying behavioural problems.

When thinking about a Malinois as a pet it is worth bearing in mind whether there are smaller animals (like cats or rabbits) in the area as this breed has a particularly strong hunting instinct.

 

Our training starts at a basic level where the dog is taught to obey simple commands and goes right up to specialist training for personal protection or service dogs.

Training options include:

  • Basic obedience
  • Intermediate/advanced obedience
  • Person protection training
  • Executive protection training
Vito - Bedford, Bedfordshire

I would like to thank you on your excellent efforts, and time, that you’ve put into helping me with my Doberman Leo. His obedience and overall behaviour is much better and has shown that he can do the protection work as well. You’re very fair but firm with him and always very professional. Money well spent and he’s still a great dog, but just listens more, thank you for all your help.

Vito - Bedford, Bedfordshire

Hannah - Uxbridge, London

In January 2006, I had 2 options with Bailey, my large rescue Doberman, put him to sleep at the request of the local parish council, or figure out a way to save him. I had tried obedience classes, special workshops, and some one to one training but Bailey was profoundly disturbed. He was exceptionally aggressive at any moving objects but particularly dogs and bicycles and had pulled me across car bonnets on more than one occasion trying to attack a child’s wheeled buggy or bicycle. He’d also attacked other dogs and turned on me if he couldn’t get to them. A good-natured dog in the house he was an evil menace outdoors. Rob specialises in training dogs for security and personal protection. All I wanted was a dog I could walk without returning home in tears. What I’ve ended up with is a dog I can walk in a crowded place, past other dogs and bicycles, comfortable in the knowledge that I can retrieve the situation if he does decide to “have a go”.  In addition, I also have a dog that is now trained to police standards, speak on command and passive site work, working in environments with plenty of distractions and physical threats. He’s not perfect, but he’s a totally different dog to what he was.
There are loads of dog trainers in the UK who claim to work with last resort difficult dogs, or defensive guarding breeds like “Dobes” and “Rotties”.  But as an ordinary mortal and without police resources available to me, I’ve not found a single one in my search that’s achieved what Rob has with my dog.  Bailey is still alive – and I have a great dog – thanks to him.

Hannah - Uxbridge, London

Pat - Bicester, Oxfordshire

I have bought Buck from Mr Rob Metcalf as a personal protection dog as well as a family dog in 2007 and we are very pleased with him in every way. It is as if we have had him forever and it has only been a couple of weeks. His behaviour has been perfect and if I ever needed another dog I would have another trained dog from Rob. I would be happy to reccomend Rob and his services.
Yours Thankfully, P.A Worthington.

Pat - Bicester, Oxfordshire

Gabby - Leicester, Midlands

I am severely disabled and use a disability scooter. After being attacked four times and the police not helping in any way shape or form, I decided to get a protection dog as my Labrador, Poppy, is of course not meant to do a job like this. After searching the net for some time and contacting some companies, I decided to go with Personal Protection Dogs. My reason being that Robert was so easy to talk to, having reasonable prices and most importantly was interested to get me the right sister for my dog Poppy. He chooses Senta a German Shepherd dog. When Senta went to the training I felt unprotected but now she is fully trained! Robert also sourced another fully trained German Shepherd, Jess, and she slotted into our family as she had always been with me. Now I have two executive protection dogs on my side and feel very safe! If you think about getting a best friend and protector for you or your family, I can highly recommend Robert.  07846321882

Gabby - Leicester, Midlands

Jimmy Nail - Manchester, North West

I purchased Merlin from Rob 3 years ago. An executive personal protection dog for my family and me. As i work in the security and close protection industry. I am very happy to recommend Rob and his company Personal Protection Dogs.

Jimmy Nail - Manchester, North West

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