Personality: Malicai can be pretty shy when he first meets new people, but warms up quickly. He is extremely treat motivated and loves to please. His favorite thing is going on walks. Malicai is the perfect energy level - he'd love to go on walks and hikes with you, but is also content just snuggling and taking it easy.
History: Malicai arrived as a stray with ruptured ears and a broken toe. He has received medical treatment for both, and no longer has exercise restrictions.
Dog Skills: Malicai can be conflicted with other dogs. With dogs he is comfortable with, he will play with them and does very well walking on leash next to them. With very forward or rowdy dogs, he can be uncomfortable and may stiffen, growl, or bark. Malicai has done best with slow introductions to new dogs while on walks. He pairs best with calm, social, confident dogs. Malicai has shown some focus toward small dogs.
Cat Skills: Malicai shows intense focus and pulls hard on leash when he sees cats.
Leash Skills: Malicai goes on daily walks with other dogs to increase his confidence with them, and has done very well. He pulls on leash when he sees cats, and will need additional training to help him redirect focus.
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