I use a pack with my mal and it works wonders! Other than socializing your pup, I would also teach her recall asap. Malamutes are notorious for wandering off. When I first adopted Mushko (my mal), he'd come when called... unless dogs, cats, or other people were around - ugh! It took a lot of long lead training, and some mellowing out with age, but Mushko is finally pretty good with recall. His recall still isn't perfect so I never let him off leash when it wouldn't be safe but he is allowed off leash at the beach and while camping in the woods.
Your pup is absolutely adorable and I wish you the best of luck!!!