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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by malamuteowner View Post
    Hi

    Thanks for all the advice,

    he is a very smart dog and is so well behaved when my husband is home but challenges me as he knows I am trying to sort the children out as well.

    I will get my husband to read this as he is in denial about his behaviour! lol

    thanks
    That is SOOOO not funny for you!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but with 3 children and another on the way, I assume that YOU are the parent that is at home all the time, while your husband is the one who is off at work, yes?

    Your husband very much needs to listen and comprehend what you are going through and how you feel. He also needs to see the situation through your eyes, not his own. I'm sure when he comes home the dog is great and he is the master and everything is hunky-dory, yes?

    Well, YOU need to be the Master too!
    Put it this way, a dog that would physically stand between myself and my children would have no place in my family or my home with that sort of behaviour. Not only is it an absolute bloody joke to have to deal with, it is a potentially dangerous situation.
    Either this dog gets some serious obedience training together with a massive change of how you all deal with his behaviour at home, or you find someone who can do those things.

    Once again, all the best.

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    I hope you don't mind my asking this, but where are you located? If you are near me some friends of mine may be able to come and help you out.

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    I am in Beacon Hill, NSW

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    Quote Originally Posted by malamuteowner View Post
    I am in Beacon Hill, NSW
    And I'm west of Brisbane in QLD. Will ask around and see what I can find, you have been given some brilliant advice, and I would be taking it very seriously. Particularly Devils Advocate's advice.

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    Sounds to me like the dog has no respect for you. The way to get this is through obedience training and a thorough understanding of dog psychology that will help you adjust the way YOU respond to the dog.

    I'm not sure where you got the idea that obedience training is expensive, most areas have a volunteer-led obedience school that has a nominal annual membership of around $60 which entitles you to unlimited lessons once a week! However, with three kids and the fourth on its way it may be more the time that you can't afford which is totally understandable.

    It may be worth having a look at Cesar Milan's DVDs or check out his website Welcome to Cesar Millan's Official Web Site | Cesar Millan - he deals with a lot of problems like the ones you describe and talks through the psychology behind the problems and they ways you should go about fixing them.

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    I guess you already are but please take this stuff very seriously. Such a big powerful dog behaving lke this could very easily be a recipe for disaster.

    Best of luck.

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    I know a really good trainer! what city do you live in. she is in sydney

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    How have you gone with the Malamute?

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    Hi
    Thank you for all of your concern, his behaviour has improved a bit especially since the introduction of using a halti which we are finding is brilliant although how that relates to him bahaving better at home I dont know.

    I am still considering rehoming though, as in the long run I think he will end being given less time due to 4 children in the house, my husband is likely to change jobs as well which will put more pressure on me in the home to walk and play with him as well as 4 children.

    However I am unsure how to go about the rehoming process and it really breaks my heart as he is the most gorgeous dog, I just cant devote the time him or any other dogs needs right now. The children adore him too, but I cant see another way around it.

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    Where did you get him from - you need to talk to the breeder and find out what options they have. Also if there is a malamute club - you could ask them for help.

    I bet you wouldn't try to rehome any of your children if they were naughty from lack of attention. A dog is supposed to be for life. Just like your children.

    Otherwise if you hand it off to a shelter, unless it has a "no kill" policy, chances are your dog's future is a needle.

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