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