Alaskan Malamutes are very challenging to train and live with. Without sufficient exercise and challenging things to do, Malamutes become rambunctious and bored, which they usually express by chronic howling and destructive chewing.
Are Malamutes good for beginners?
As a result, they have many traits that are more closely aligned with wild canines. This can make them a handful. Most owners will tell you that Alaskan Malamutes are not for beginners. If you're thinking about getting a Malamute puppy, you need to make sure that you're ready for the commitment.
Are Malamutes obedient?
Obedience training Malamutes are very smart dogs and they need a very clear reason to perform any command. At the same time, they need to understand, that their owner sometimes knows best and they have to respond to a command unconditionally.
Are Malamutes as difficult as Huskies?
According to Pet Guides, malamutes tend to be much more difficult to house train than huskies, often taking a lot of patience and persistence (and paper towels) before the skill is mastered. Huskies have an instinct to run and should always be on a leash when not in a fenced-in yard.
How long does it take to train an Alaskan Malamute?
At roughly 8 months to 2 years, your Malamute, no matter how well trained, will go through a period I like to refer to as "my brain is in the mail." They somehow decide that their masters know nothing, and they become much like teenagers, wanting to do things their own way and in their own sweet time.