Even if you don't happen to need a sled pulled, this American sled dog will find many ways into your heart. The Chinook is very trainable and eager to please. He's a playful family pet, especially fond of children. With his strength and speed, he excels at dog sports like obedience, agility, herding and of course, sledding. Your Chinook puppy needs socialization, training and exercise. He'll be happiest with a fenced yard where he can romp and play with the family.