Liquid softener and dryer sheets together 
help fight dog hair on laundry ​
An old boot or tennis shoe makes a great chew toy and they will leave the others alone 

Two very important links about dog food !
The harness above is the better of the two. The bottom harness eventually will cause injury to the spine and shoulders. 

I do no like any harness on a dog unless it is actually for pulling.  Harnessing a dog will not stop the dog from pulling, harnesses are for pulling. Specially on a working breed. 

​The best way to get a dog to stop pulling
is good old fashioned training. ​​

Unless the harness is being pulled straight back...  the harness can eventually cause problems. 
Example, a harness that hooks on the front and the dog pulls, it is pulling the spine to the side over and over. This is unnatural movement for the dog and will eventually cause spine problems.
 A harness like the lower one, this one goes across the lower neck and can cause injury to the throat. ​​
Head harnesses or halters will pull the dog head to the side. This can injure the neck.

Old fashioned training - that is best​​ 
Please do NOT SHAVE double coated breeds /  northern breeds
Specially do not shave or trim Malamutes or Huskies !!!
I can not express this enough !
Please do not Shave or Trim their coats !!
Their double coat protects their skin from the sun as well as insulates them from the summer heat.  If you Remove their coat, they can suffer heat exhaustion and die !
Not only can they die, but it often ruins their coats and it will not grow back properly.

When wetting the coat when it is HOT ! A Soaked Coat TRAPS the heat in and does not allow the body to cool This can cause the dog to over heat and die !! Cool mist is ok as long as there is a breeze. Shade with cold water is best. Most malamute love having their own fan

​​Double click here to edit this text. This could be the most important thing that you see me post! Its an epidemic this year, and these things are as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong scenario! Please not only read it, but share it! Make sure we get the word out about these tics and the disease they carry !
It's summer! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution!
Repellent for your pets:
For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonful's of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).
To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonful's of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day..
For you and your family:
In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.
After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body