When we first got Boris, one day while we were at work, he climbed up on the sofa and retrieved the stuffed Emu that my mother bought us. As he had done no damage to it, I simply plucked it up, and returned it to the sofa. The next day, the emu was back on Boris’ blanket, undamaged but a little damp from him gnawing on it. Knowing that I was fighting a losing battle, I figured since he hadn’t torn it apart, he might as well enjoy it, it was doing nothing sitting on the back of the sofa. He had it for a few weeks, no damage to it at all. He would hold onto it, bite down, then open his jaws, never pulling or anything.
Oh, and another Malamute thing, howling. He LOVES howling, but only does it when I get him going. I’ve included a video. When I played it back on the computer, it got him howling again. haha