Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Alpha Dog

photograph by Chantal Hirsch      There is considerable confusion when discussing “alpha” behavior.  Commonly, most assume that the alpha dog will be aggressive, intolerant, and very dominant.  Nothing could be further from the truth in terms of pack ordering.  The Malamute is very dependent on pack ordering.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, pack…
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You Won’t Believe This! Commercial Dog Food

     I recently came across some articles that discussed what I can only call the appalling and sick truth about dog food ingredients.  More specifically, ingredients such as meat meal, animal by product meal, bone meal, poultry meal, chicken by product meal, animal fat, tallow, and animal digest to name a few.  To be brief,…
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Malamutes and Cats

     In the never-ending battle between cats and dogs, many homes have been able to create a peaceful co-existence between the two.  Malamutes present a bigger challenge and it will take some real effort on your behalf to achieve that result.      Malamutes have a strong prey drive and it includes cats.  Smaller, fast-moving things…
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Who Was Jacques Suzanne?

     Although few outside of the field of arctic exploration know who Jacques Suzanne was, few who learn of his travels can deny that he was as flamboyant as he was dedicated to bringing the experience of his travels back home for others to share. Explorer, actor, sculptor, and painter, the “Great Explorer” as he…
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