Not sure if you may have tried this but your malamute is still fairly young and still learning his habits. We used to keep a younger dog in a airline type crate in our bedroom till they got the hang of the schedule at night. They were not left alone and as they are really a pretty clean breed they tend to not like to mess where they have to sleep as freely as when they can get away from it. If introduced to a crate early in the right way the dogs come to think of them as their personal den and safe place and after a while we would just leave the door open or even take it off completely and they would still sleep in it anyway. I used to show mals and the crate training also made transporting several at a time much safer for them and us on road trips.
Answered by Anonymous - 2/14/2014 5:45:30 PM