Basenji training: dog handler tips
Training Alaskan Malamute: features
Alaskan Malamute has a phenomenal memory, because he had to unmistakably find his way home from afar. This feature is both a plus and a minus.
For an experienced trainer, this is undoubtedly a virtue - the dog remembers the commands almost once. However, if you make at least one mistake in training Alaskan Malamute (for example, be rude), the dog will remember this for life and may completely deprive you of his respect and trust.
Alaskan Malamutes are smart and fairly independent. Therefore, they will certainly try to determine the line of what is permitted. And you need consistency combined with hardness. You must become a leader. You can’t - wait for trouble. Malamute will gladly take the place of leader and begin to dictate her own rules of life to the whole family. And any rebellion on your part will suppress - sometimes quite aggressively, flinging your teeth. In this case, you can hardly return power on your own. You will either have to contact a professional dog handler and get ready for a long job, or give the pet to a more suitable owner.
Alaskan Malamutes quickly understand what you want. And if during the training of Alaskan Malamute you tediously demand the same thing over and over again, they will instantly get bored. Therefore, classes with malamute should be varied and short, replete with incentives.Otherwise, the dog will find something more interesting.
Rudeness and strength do not work well in training Alaskan Malamute. Much more effective is positive reinforcement and encouragement.
For Malamute to behave well, you will have to provide him with an interesting life - with communication, walking and training. These are working dogs, so energy must find a way out. If this is problematic for you, it is better to choose a different breed.
Alaskan Malamute Training: Basic Teams
Basic lessons that ensure the safety of Malamute and the peace of others: "To me", "Nearby", "Fu", "Place", "Sit", "Lie", "Give."
Further wisdom - at your discretion, the intelligence of malamute allows you to master many things. For example, you can go in for sports. But in any case, the basic commands must be executed implicitly and always.