Well hello forum people.
I was wanting some further advise from some malamute owners as im looking at getting one.
I currently own two Labs and foster one. I have fostered god knows how many more for guide dogs vic and customs so i no stranger to caring for dogs... But Labs are nothing compared to Malamutes.
I would much rather adopt one but finding it hard to find a suitable one (Most at listed as needing to be an only dog) so also starting to look at puppies.
I was hoping some people here could be a first time owner some more advice. I know they are High maintenance dogs that require ALOT of exercise and can be destructive when they get bored and all that stuff.
So is there any other tips worth knowing about this breed. Eg tips for rehoming them. I was thinking of crate training to make sure the dog does not dig out or anything like that while im at work until the dog is "settled" for lack of a better word.
Any tips for keeping them occupied when i am at work? Is exercise best done in for morning or a good long run in the evening suitable?
Seems like a stupid question but are they the type of dog that will get involved in puppy play fighting or are they a breed that will get a little "defensive" as my two younger Labs LOVE to play fight.
Diet was something i was finding it hard to get info on. How much dry food should they be fed? One or twice a day ect. Any food treats that are a big NO?
Anything extra to know about grooming. I am aware they need a daily brush. Just anything extra worth knowing.
Also puppies, Anything to know about them? Raising and training them ect.
And last of all, Any good tips for when the real warm Melbourne weather rolls around? Keeping them cool ect. Should walks be kept to a minimum?
Cheers for the help.