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Goodbye Alpha Dogma. Goodbye Dominance

42-17304144Heard another person describe their dog’s behavior as exhibiting “dominance” today. The dog was jumping up on people after someone had excited him. Not dominance at all, just excitement.

Yesterday, I had someone tell me that they did the “Alpha roll” on their dog because she was expressing dominance. What was she doing? Getting into things. Acting up. Not dominance at all, just lack of exercise.

These comments immediately made me think of a blog post I had read recently (thanks to a Tweet from a friend and great dog trainer). It is phenomenal. And, it expresses exactly how I feel. Definitely worth a read.

Check out: Boulder Dog and “Alpha Dogma: Goodbye to All That”

  1. Deborah Flick
    June 30, 2009 at 3:59 AM

    Thank you so very much for linking to my post and blog.

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