Marko 2.5 yr old neutered male - VA
Marko the Magnificent!
Marko, is a 2-1/2 year-old highly intelligent, yet always eager to learn (and please), Malinois looking for his forever home.
This guy loves his ball â€¦ The farther you throw the better. He may very-well be the next "supermodel" for the "Chuck-It" company.
Once he gets the ball, and if you aren't in his sight, he will track you down to bring it back to you â€¦ if you are packing a suitcase, he drops it in the suitcase. If you are sitting down, he will drop it on your lap. He will drop it in your hand, in a grocery bag, in his bowl, and wherever he thinks might be effective for getting your attention to throw "just one more time".
Marko will stop in his tracks for a squeaker ball or two! He will do flips (literally) for his ball! He has unbelievable vertical jumping ability to catch his ball.
On command, more quickly if a ball is involved, he will Sit, Beg and Shake â€¦ yes my friends, this 'fella is a multi-tasker! The list of additional known commands is long.
He loves to interact with people! He can be both super sensitive and super determined.
Indoors or in areas where commotion is at a minimum, he is very focused. Unfortunately while outdoors he is easily distracted.
Marko recently went through 3-weeks of intense obedience training. And my goodness is he SMART!! He is the reason the creator of the "My Malinois is Smarter than Your Honor Roll Student" bumper stickers is super rich.
In addition to his increased obedience training, Marko has also taken a lesson or two in agility, and TOTALLY ROCKED IT! The trainer said she usually only introduces first timers to two of her many obstacles at the first lesson. Two?! Ha! He mastered all BUT two â€¦ with simple praise and excitement of each completed the task was enough.
Like most Malinois, he needs a confident handler who will establish and maintain boundaries for him. He is super active, and needs a family willing and able to keep up with him.
**Because of his high-energy, intense prey drive and extreme intelligence and working-mentality, homes with NO prior Malinois experience or with small animals (dogs or cats) or children under the age of 12 years old will NOT be considered.**
For more information about Marko, please contact: Tracey
If you want to apply for this dog, click Marko's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Tracey, Marko's coordinator.