CHAAMP is a proud member of The Pet Professional Guild Shelter & Rescue Organization. Our goal is to practice force-free (no physical force or verbal intimidation) dog handling, husbandry; and rewards-based training. This type of gentle, kind interaction offers Malamutes a "choice" to collaborate and retreat to their safe space as needed. Soon they realize good things happen when they choose to collaborate with you. We are happy to share resources and show you an alternative way to train that is fun for you and your dog. 

 

Positive Reinforcement Training – Does it Work for the Working Group?

By Chelsea Murray, ATDI, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

Adoption begins with completing an online application. Information is confidential and is used to help us match a dog that fits your lifestyle. We will work with you to find alternative solutions if you don't have a fence. We offer resources to support all adopters including first time Malamute parents. Once the application is received, we set up a virtual or in person home visit where adopters and CHAAMP will discuss your plans on how you will set up the environment (puppy proofing), provide a safe place (crate or gated area), food/potty schedule and discuss enrichment ideas. We can answer questions and discuss the importance of decompression. Malamutes are highly intelligent, sensitive, and emotional dogs. It is critical to create a plan to set up your dog for success. 

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An adoption requirement is training. We will work with you and help you find a certified dog professional and/or online training. Training is like team building with you and your dog. It improves communication and collaboration with our furry companions. Plus, it builds a bond and helps your pup gain confidence. Malamutes are a working breed and need a mental outlet -- they love working for treats!

 

If you are not sure if a Malamute is the right breed for you or are not ready, you can volunteer to take the Malamutes on a walk. This is a great way to meet the pups and learn from volunteers how to best interact and handle these precious fluffy strong pups.  WOO!

 Fostering is a wonderful alternative too. With your help, we can open up space for another Malamute to come to the rescue. The following are Malamutes available for adoption.