I am at the end of my tether with our 12 month old Alaskan Malamute.
He is a lovely dog but is driving me nuts! I have 3 kids and another on the way and he refuses to let the kids near me, putting himself between me and them when they come up to me.
Also when the baby is on the floor he loves lying near her but if anyone approaches he guards her.
If I put him in another area for a while with a bone etc he is fine until he has finished it then goes on a mission looking for things he knows he is not allowed which involves opeing our bedroom door and stealing my husbands shoes, thongs are his favourites.
He is walked twice a day, has various toys, a huge garden to play in and I am home most of the day so he gets attention.
if we have friends round he pesters them constantly and if we put him outside or in another area he cries until we let him in, the record is 2 hours so he is very persistent!
I am very close to rehoming him, but my husband wants to perservere, as the dog is very well behaved when he is around.
I am very desperate, and dont know what to do but fear it will get worse once the 4th bub is here.
we also can not afford the expensive obedience training that does appear to be on offer.