Own an Alaskan Malamute? Cannot seem to make it do what you want it to do, for instance, just simply sit or not to its business wherever it pleases to? Maybe you missed the right time for your Malamute to be trained into following your orders. Have no worries, though, for it may still be trained to do what you ask of it, if done right. Alaskan Malamute training is not as difficult as you would think it to be; it is almost the same as just training any breed of dog.
Alaskan Malamute training should start at a very early age, as should training of all breeds of dogs should be. Once you have covered the basic training such as obedience training and house training (potty training and proper household manners training), you may then train it to do what it naturally does run.
From the beginning, training your Malamute good manners and where to go when it has to do its business, is crucial. Since it is a big dog, it should be noted that it is not to be left unsupervised around small children. It should be trained to be gentle, and tame around people, especially children. And while it is a dog which has no problem socializing with people, it might get a little too playful when playing with children. It should be trained, by whoever you choose to be the Alpha, to obey.
If the pet owner so happens to be the Alpha, then his or her, or your presence and command must be felt for the Malamute to be able to respect and obey whatever you ask it to do. Once this is established, the rest of Alaskan Malamute training is will be a cinch.
The next basic you should cover, is house training, which covers both potty training, and manners. When you have a dog, whether it be an Alaskan Malamute or any other breed of dog, the best and most effective time to be able to potty train it would be around 3 to 4 months from its infancy. It is around this time that the dog would be most convenient to train, since in their dog years, these months are equivalent to the formation years of a child.
After your Malamute eats, bring it outside or to wherever you want it to do its business, do this every day without fail after its every meal for about a solid 4 weeks, and make sure to let it know it is wrong to do business anywhere else but that designated place you are training it to go.
Alaskan Malamute training does not stop with basic etiquette, for it needs to be trained to run. Now, although it is bred to run, it should always be taught to run at the pace you want it to. Unless you have a pack of these dogs, it should always be kept in check as to whether it runs well or not. It should also be trained to run and run, because that is what they are bred to do. These few tips on Malamute training are only some of the most basic training steps for your Alaskan Malamute.