Collie (Rough and Smooth)
Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Danni is a 'Cayman Coconut'. an island mutt who was found feral at about 5 months with her mom and sister. mom looked kind of like a collie, and was completely wild and aggressive. Danni was a terrified little thing when she came to me at 6 months for foster. Like peeing, cowering in her crate, frozen terrified 🙁
I picked Malinios as the 2nd breed, cuz i just now watched her battle with my 60lb pit x for about 10 minutes over a toy, and win, and i was thinking she's got the build of a tiny Malinios and the intensity. she is totally crazy. she's about 40 pounds of pure muscle and speed. its a shame she is so scared of people and the world, because she could excel at so many activities...
I have to think about that. It's taken the year for me to be able to approach and pet her. She will still spook if I'm too direct. I've taught her Sit, Down and Stay completely hands off using food and marker. I recently spent a few days up in the woods w her working on recall with the ecollar. She did awesome. I think a first goal should be a Heel to help her feel safer n be more stable out in the world.