We adopted our Alaskan Malamute/husky (alusky) last summer. He has gone through 7 families before and I think I'm starting to see why. He literally only cares about food. He only comes to us to socialise when there is food on the table. I have had a husky before and he was rescued by me and was the sweetest dog ever. Don't get me wrong, he liked a good snack but he would be there for me when I felt sad or cried, he would always try to help. My current dog, to whom this thread is related to, is only interested in food and walks. It saddens me truly to see that I have a 'parasite' living in my house. I try to give him everything, daily dental sticks, food three times a day, plenty of walks and runs and he literally gives nothing in return. It makes me feel embarrassed when he scavenges for food on trains and buses when we travel - as if he does not get fed wnough. We have checked with the vet the dosages of food for him based on his weight and level of activity just in case it was us. I felt like I would be able to handle this myself, since I have always been working with dogs and trained them successfully but this one is a real character. Are there any ways you guys recommend I train him? The only thing I haven't tried yet is e-collars and I have been hesitant to do so for obvious reasons.. I realise you can't make a dog love you, no matter how much you do.. I am starting to suspect that maybe he doesn't want to get attached because of how many times he was rehomed. I will never give up on him and I am willing to do anything to fix all this. I just need some guidance.