Alaskan Malamute Question

Alaskan Malamute is the the dog I have chosen. I love them so much! How affectionate are they?...

Alaskan Malamute is the the dog I have chosen. I love them so much! How affectionate are they? Are they the kind of dog that will jump on you to greet them? What do they do more, howl or "woo-woo"? I love the "talkers" lol. I was wondering how to train them. I here they are stubborn. Any advice?

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 10/17/2011 8:17:27 PM
Malamutes are independent and very proud if they want petted they will almost knock you down to get it-but if you want to pet them and they don't want petted - they will turn and walk away from you almost an arrogant attitude. My malamutes have all been mostly woo wooers. Your training needs to be firm and consistant. Never ever hit or beat your malamute they are very smart and bore easily!!!! A bored malamute can be a destructive malamute. They are heavy shedders and require lots of grooming. As far as jumping on you-you can coax them to jump on you but an adult is usually over 100 lbs. It is usually best if they are taught not to jump on you. Even though malamutes are sometimes very arrogant they can be just as affectionate depending on their mood. Good-luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/14/2011 7:54:04 AM

We have found that hand commands are the best with our Alaskan Malamute Roxy (3 year old female). She has been easy to train, she does all the normal, sit, stay, lay down. The ones that are typical malamute are her speak, she talks, howls, begs and talks back. The best is her NASTY FACE. As you know malamutes are not guard dogs, so we taught Roxy to snarl with a hand command. People back off from that face and her size. No one realizes that we have to tell her to snarl. She ignores all voice commands, but not on hand command. We just trained her with pets, not treats.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/31/2012 11:55:28 AM