hi ive never owned a dog before however i am always home and go on runs every day. i understand that this breed of dog is very hard to care for properly but i think i could manage. i have a big garden in which it could run around in and i have lots of time to train and exercise the dog properly i also have a large house where it could live. the only reasons ive herd that first time dog owners should not get Alaskan mals is the time, exersise and training that they need. let me know what you think. ps would 2 hours of exersise e.g walks be enogh every day and on top of that training .