Author: TheDrivenDog

Malinois. True Talk.

This is one of those touchy subjects where a small percentage of folks respond with, “AMEN!” While another group of folks respond with, “she’s just being elitest and on a soap box about her breed.” I have belgian malinois. They are one of my favorite breeds, but I struggle to say that they are MY breed. I have a lot… Read more →

How SoCal got it’s PSA back

PSA. Protection Sports Association. “Founded in 2001, PSA is the premiere surprise scenario protection sport in North America, and is quickly growing in popularity and participation worldwide. PSA combines precision obedience tests under decoy distraction, found nowhere else in dog sports, with high pressure surprise scenario based protection to test the nerve and clarity of protection dogs as well as… Read more →

The Death Of Dog Training

By Adrienne Mesko¬†   I went to Home Depot yesterday to pick up some stuff for the house. I have been doing a ton of work these days in stores like Home Depot and Tractor Supply, they are gracious enough to let well behaved dogs in. I’m training pet dogs, so these kind of stores provide excellent training challenges for… Read more →

Just Say No.

This post is inspired by my sister, who recently moved out here to LA for grad school. Just prior to her move out here, someone dumped a 7 month old malinois at my shop, Whiskers N’ Tails. She was never socialized, skittish and overall distrusting of everyone, and no one could blame her. Add your typical malinois breed characteristics on… Read more →

Small dogs suck, am I right?!

So a few days ago I saw this link posted on Facebook, about the 3 most aggressive dog breeds, and how it may surprise me. Of course I clicked it, to find out if indeed I would be surprised. I really wasn’t surprised, at all. What a let down. (Also, if you aren’t already, follow The Driven Dog on Facebook,… Read more →