Now you might ask me, “How is that possible, Tom?” “How can you train a dog 1 minute at a time?”
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Let’s talk about this concept of being the alpha dog or the dominant leader of the pack.
Many studies have debunked, or proven, that this actually doesn’t work.
NOW … many trainers, including some superstar trainers say …..
“You have to let your DOG know that you are in charge! You must be the ALPHA and You are the Boss and pack leader.”
That you must speak to your dog in curt, short words, like Sit, No, Bad Dog! I think many dogs think that their name is NO.
I don’t understand why trainers continue to do it. Maybe it’s because they don’t know any better, or they just don’t know what else to do.
But I promise you if you put something around a dog’s neck and you choke them to tell them what it is that you want, they’re not really going to think too highly of you.
Numerous studies have proven that this actually doesn’t work well and it makes dogs more aggressive. Many studies including one in Science magazine showed this is actually dangerous.
It said that dogs that are abused in this way tend to be much more aggressive towards their people. And, more importantly, more aggressive towards children.
Also, the American Humane Society has spoken out against this repeatedly.
Even against trainers that are highly respected in the media today. I know that they are coming from the perspective of wolves and the alpha leader of the pack. Well, I’ve had the opportunity to work with wolves, wolf puppies, and high-bred wolf dogs. They’re not the same as your Golden Retriever, or any other dog for that matter. I promise if you want to dominate or choke a wolf, you’d better stand back and have a big stick.
But …. If You want to have a Great Dog, then do it with Leadership and Wisdom. Not Dominance! It’s been over 10,000 years since dogs have worked together with humans. It’s enough time to make a change where we can understand each other. That we can work together with knowledge and train with wisdom, understanding and leadership. You do not need to be the dominate alpha dog.