6 yr old male Alaskan malamute in need of new home, preferably without cats or anything smaller than a medium sized dog. Good with animals and people but has had very little training from previous owners so he needs someone with the time to teach him. He is extremely smart and sweet. Loves people, especially if he knows you are able to loving but firm. He knows some basic commands but has not been properly taught things like how to behave around smaller animals and younger kids. Teens and older would be better for him. We have been working on house breaking as both of the previous owners kept him outside constantly. From my understanding the original owners abused him so he has some health problems. A bad disc in his back which prevents him from jumping though he can somewhat climb by pulling himself up with front paws. And chipped canines that while they prevent him from biting hard also affect some of the food he can eat. We have an older dog also so we tend to buy the softer hard foods with bits or softer chews in it which he does well with as well. He also doesn't do well with any kind of yelling or perceived fighting, also suggesting previous abuse and with my younger kids when they argue he tends to get agitated and will growl which upsets them because of his size. He comes with his collar and bed. Though he will try to sleep on yours if let him. Loves belly rubs and will 'cry' every time you leave once he knows he's loved. And possibly make messes around the house like trying to eat anything you leave within paws reach. He is super sweet and we have shown him love and what it looks like to be part of a real family, not just a yard decoration. I wish we could keep him but between kids, other pets and trying to unteach improper behaviors and teach him some unlearned ones we have had to accept that we don't have the time or training to properly work with him and he needs that too.