peoples opinion on dominance theory
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:13 AM
so i googled this and there are quite a few articles which support the above claim and others disagree.
just looking to get a perspective from forum members if you have any experience and or opinions on this and the reasons for that-
this is not meant to be a debate but i just want to know your experiences which may help me raise a well behaved puppy and establish a strong bond for life. thanks
Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:52 AM
Just observe a pack of 4 or more dogs that have been together for awhile and you'll see what I mean.
Being the pack leader doesn't mean you need to dominate the hell out of your dog.It doesn't mean you beat it either. It's all about the way you do your corrections. You want to behave as naturally as possible in a way your dog will understand.
Next to myself, our Chocolate Lab Sammy is the alpha of our pack. If one of the other dogs gets out of line Sammy will just run over to them, put a paw on top of the neck of the offending dog and let out a blood curdling growl. Then he puts his paw down and just walks away like nothing happened. No showing of teeth or anything. Just the paw and the growl.
I have found that following general pack behavior with positive reinforcement techniques work the best.
The person who operates the class is all three? That's strange, usually you are one of the three but not all three at the same time. I have found that most veterinarians possess little knowledge of canine behavior.
Of course there are all kinds of theories and opinions of what kind of training techniques work best.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:34 PM
as far as goin out of the door etc goes i will probably stop that but will try to train him to sit before the door opens and wait to be allowed outside rather than rushing out in a frenzy.
thanks Kurt for your reply- if any one else has any opinion please share
Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:58 AM
Now certainly you don't want to be rough on your pup. But there are subtle things you can do to show your dominance without expressing aggression. I never advise aggression with a pup or dog.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:07 PM
Larry from Dallas
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:26 PM
Two of our dogs were treat rewarded during their training and the other two were praise oriented. By figuring out what type of dog you have makes training a lot easier.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:18 PM
Larry what you said makes sense
Kurt my puppy is definitely treat based he loves to eat
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