Hi Sharky, to PBF. I think you'll find exactly what you're looking for here, and a bunch of like minded people. There are a lot of things you've written about that I, myself agree with.
Your comment on being alpha, though, isn't one of them. Here are a few articles you might find interesting:
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues ... 415-1.html
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/my- ... -is-flawed
http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-expert ... hs-decoded
The last one has a lot of general information, that you're probably already familiar with, and likely agree with...but there are a few things in there about dominance/alpha like issues.