Positive Reinforcement Rewards-Based Training


Finding a dog professional can be scary because the industry is not regulated. CHAAMP is so thankful to The Pet Professional Guild and Fear Free Pets who advocate for ethical and humane training and husbandry. CHAAMP chooses to seek trainers from these member organizations committed to No shock, No prong, No pain, and No fear to teach and communicate with dogs. They also offer free memberships for pet parents and have educational resources.

Malamutes are an intelligent working breed. You can almost see them thinking "What's in it for me? Why should I listen to you?"  So we make them a delicious offer they can't refuse! Malamutes love to work for rewards while simultaneously exercising their brain and bonding with their human. Good things happen when I choose my human.


When intimidation (physical or verbal) is used with your Malamute, he will associate your presence with punishment. This may cause your dog to suppress unwanted behavior without addressing the root cause, develop fear aggression, shut down from fear, react with a bite, or he may stop performing ANY behavior for you. It is a myth that Malamutes need a strong alpha to show them whose boss. Malamutes need routine (predictability - this reduces anxiety), mental enrichment, exercise, and positive reinforcement rewards-based training to become a confident pup. 

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