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I need help!

My sister and her partner finally got their ALASKAN MALAMUTE puppy ALFIE about a week ago.

They have been waiting almost 3 months for him! and were super excited to get him and into him into the pack.

She lives at her bf's parents house and they currently have 1 adult male Alaskan Mal named ROCKY and 1 adult female german shepheard named LILY

Both dogs are nice, socialised and get on well.


But since Alfie got here. Rocky has been hell!

There was some regular growling from rocky to Alf and were seperated unless supervised.

My sister was working with Rocky, rewarding him for approaching alfie with a positive nature and so on...

But last night Rocky ATTACKED Alfie. He pinned him down with one paw and was biting his face.

Obviously my sister was distraught. But the family were more worried about rocky, as they needed to kick him to get him off Alfie.

So! Has anyone been in this situation with a happy ending??
 

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is Rocky desexed ? as not being desexed can cause issues with dominance , its also a good idea to introduce them on neutral ground .

i have also noticed the breed can be animal aggressive even when socialized well but thats only the ones i have met , very rarely do i even see one at the dog beach and the ones i have seen there have started fights on saying this i might just be running into the percentage that are feisty lol.

edited to add a link :) that i just found it seems to be a trait in male Alaskan Malamutes :( , maybe try taking them out on outings together so he doesnt see Alfie as a threat and gets to know him , with dominant dogs it also works better if the new addition is the opposite sex and submissive .

Alaskan Malamutes: A guide to dogs and puppies of the Alaskan Malamute breed
 

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Yeah neautering may help, but i have known people with Mals, and they are very dominant dogs anyway nevermind putting them with the same sex.
They are also big and strong so it is hard to get them under control if they go at it.

A guy at my OH work couldnt handle his at all, he just wasnt a strong enough pack leader and the dogs took the mick out of him and wouldnt listen.
I hope your sister can work it out though. x
 

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is Rocky desexed ? as not being desexed can cause issues with dominance , its also a good idea to introduce them on neutral ground .

i have also noticed the breed can be animal aggressive even when socialized well but thats only the ones i have met , very rarely do i even see one at the dog beach and the ones i have seen there have started fights on saying this i might just be running into the percentage that are feisty lol.

edited to add a link :) that i just found it seems to be a trait in male Alaskan Malamutes :( , maybe try taking them out on outings together so he doesnt see Alfie as a threat and gets to know him , with dominant dogs it also works better if the new addition is the opposite sex and submissive .

Alaskan Malamutes: A guide to dogs and puppies of the Alaskan Malamute breed
Rocky is desexed, and obviously Alfie will be too when he gets to a suitible age and stuff. Ive met Rocky once or twice, and once I got over my fear of how damn big he was, he was quite a nice dog. Thats why this is so alarming for them! he was never a bully or anything. And yes, he is the Alfa.

Yeah neautering may help, but i have known people with Mals, and they are very dominant dogs anyway nevermind putting them with the same sex.
They are also big and strong so it is hard to get them under control if they go at it.

A guy at my OH work couldnt handle his at all, he just wasnt a strong enough pack leader and the dogs took the mick out of him and wouldnt listen.
I hope your sister can work it out though. x
I hope so too! She has wanted alfie for so long and she had to wait so long too!!!
 
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