Charlie asked in PetsDogs · 9 years ago

Good exercise plan for my Alaskan Malamute puppy?

My new Alaskan Malamute puppy, Juneau, has been the delight of my life. :)

I've already started training and I'm proud to say that at 3 months old he knows how to sit, lay down, shake, stay, and drop it. We will be starting obedience classes once he's had his final round of shots. I anticipates his energy level from the beginning and I love it. So what's a good plan to follow with exercising Juneau? As far as time spent walking/miles? He's only 3 months old so I'm asking based on his age. I know that when he's older he won't have a limit, and that's precisely why I chose this breed. :)

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  • 9 years ago
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    You're going to have to let your puppy lead you on this one. I'd suggest short sessions of jogging or skijoring. When the pup's energy begins to flag, take a break. My mal has lots of energy and can go-go-go all day, which is why I chose her from the pound. We go mountain hiking. So I know what you mean about enjoying that type of dog. They enjoy almost any type of activity with their "pack" person. But I do think that you will be able to notice when the puppy is tiring and just let him stop. Probably the most important thing about training mals is to get them socialized with other dogs and cats early. The strong prey drive is controllable, especially when they are exposed to lots of other animals early. Never play/wrestle or tug-of-war with your dog. Making sure these powerful dogs are safe with other animals is critical. They are almost always naturally friendly with humans. Enjoy your puppy!

    Source(s): Mountain hiking with Luna: <http://turtlepuddle.org/images/11Jun/RendezvousPea... Romping in snow in June in Alaska <http://turtlepuddle.org/images/11Jun/17-18-Portage...
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