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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Snuggles, May 22, 2010.


  1. Snuggles

    Snuggles PetForums Senior

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    I know there are a couple of Mally fans on here so I thought I'd introduce my new addition. :D

    This is Tamba. :)

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    He's been here about 4 weeks now and is slowly learning the ropes, he takes his time learning new things but once he's cracked it I only need to ask once.

    I'm really pleased with how he's coming on. :)
     
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    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

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    Awww what a stunning lad, i'm loving all these mallies coming about, first it was just maya now there's lots of people :thumbup:
     
  3. Snuggles

    Snuggles PetForums Senior

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    A few more pictures. :)

    Learning to swim...
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    With one of his big brothers. :)
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    ooooohhh! hes bootiful ;)
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Stunning dog, he sounds like a real star.
     
  6. love_my_pets

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    He is gorgeous!! I'm getting a mally mid next year-i cant wait! Can i ask where you got him from? x
     
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    Oooh he is lovely!! I love his name too! :thumbup:
     
  8. Snuggles

    Snuggles PetForums Senior

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    He was handed in to a pound/rescue by they suspect his owner at around 4 months old. The pound/rescue had him for a couple of weeks before he was signed over to Malamute Rescue which is when he arrived here. :)

    He's a big puppy but he still had a full set of puppy teeth when he first arrived. :001_wub:
     
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    hes stunning!!xx
     
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    Aw I love this picture, looks like they are laughing at something together.
     
  11. Terrier Fan

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    Congrats on your new addition, He's Gorgeous :)
     
  12. Snuggles

    Snuggles PetForums Senior

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    Thank you everyone. :) I think he's a little bit gorgeous but I am biased. lol

    Where are you getting your pup from love_my_pets?
     
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    I just love mallys, everything about them is very wolfish :D x
     
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    Congrats on your new family member he's gorgeous
     
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    Wow what a cutie :)
     
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    HoneyFern PetForums VIP

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    Gorgeous boy!

    Where did you get his name from? I have a cat called Tamba and in the twelve years I've had her this is the first time I've heard of another animal with the same name.
     
  17. Snuggles

    Snuggles PetForums Senior

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    I debated calling him Timber originally but my MIL had bagged that name for one of hers in the future.

    I've liked the name Tamba since I first came across it a couple of years ago when Many Tears Rescue had a Retriever pup in with 'flipper' back legs. I, like many others followed his story and he went on to be re-habilitated, rehomed and live a normal life.

    I suppose I associate the name Tamba with hope which is what I had for this little lad when he first arrived. I have never come across a puppy so young that had so many bad manners.

    He was a resource guarder of food, toys, beds, scraps of fluff on the floor etc and would bite if he thought he was been challenged over it.

    He though hands and arms were play things and would randomly jump up and get hold. He had no bite inhibition and would more often than not draw blood.

    He had no respect for other dogs and would 'play' with them with the same level of bite inhibition he 'played' with people. I'm so proud of the rest of my gang. Despite him been bigger than half of them, they know he's a puppy and without flattening him have taught him the rules of play.

    He would also have aggressive outbursts. These usually stemmed from him not getting the reaction he wanted from the guarding or mouthing so he would up the game. I think its called extinction behaviour? :confused: At these points, he would growl, snarl and bite whatever he could get hold of and ANY reaction would make him more frenzied in his 'attack'.

    Despite all his problems, I had hope that there was a nice boy underneath it all hence the name Tamba seemed fitting. :)

    It's still early days but he is like a different dog, his only problem now is resource guarding of food but this is getting better by the day. He's doing so well. :001_wub:
     
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    oh his is a sweety
     
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