YOUR ALASKAN MALAMUTE CAN BE A BEACH BUM
ALASKAN MALAMUTES AND WATER
Many alaskan malamutes seem to love the water despite the many who despise even walking by an open puddle. some malamutes in my clan will readily jump in a tub of wtaer . This joy of water can have a mischivious outcome .It's not an unusual thing around here to fill a water bucket to the brim ,only to find it later tipped over and the water spilled everywhere. To actually watch these water malamutes at play is quite comical. some dive head first ,some dive paws first ,and perform a bucket rendition of the doggi paddle . sometimes in the summer I may have to fill that same bucket 3 or 4 times a day .
You know ,the one you lovingly place on the clean kitchen floor.i have dogs that never break of this habit no matter whatthe deterent. i really don't mind though because it does provide that all important medicine "laughter" ,as i find the whole thing very funny and amusing indeed to watch.
Some alaskan malamutes love to swim and others do not . My first alaskan malamute loved the water but he would only go up to his neck. he could never quite go all out and put his head in and take a swim. On the other hand he produced to brothers that i gave to a friend who were quite the Beach Bums and Sea Doo riders . With their owners they would take a tour both of them on a large Sea Doo and once the craft had stopped would joyfully jump in the river for a swim then swim back to the Sea Doo when they were finnished. even I am not that brave.
There is also the other extreme! i have some malamutes who would rather walk on hot coals than brave a puddle of water . With extreme care they ballerina tip toe either through the puddle or if they are lucky enough to have enoug space , beside it ! No w when i am taking about a puddle am only talking even an inch deep!!! brave souls indeed.
On hot summer days I like to sray my dogs with a water hose to cool them down. some really love it ,jumping up and down tring to catch the streams of water in their mouth . Others scurry about ,tail between their legs trying to find a hiding spot .
Most importantly ,go slowly ,and observe your dogs readiness to explore and don't forget to make it fun !!!