Category Archives: Training

The Importance Of Socializing Your Malamute

     It goes without saying that the Malamute is a large, powerful dog.  Standard males can reach 95lbs and some varieties like the “giant” can exceed 150lbs (my male, Scout, weighed 165lbs in his prime).  Should your dog decide to attack another dog, there is little you can do to stop it.  Malamutes are a…
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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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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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