The myth of the dominant dog must be one of the top 10 in “stickiest erroneous beliefs”.
I wonder if its appeal lies in an inherent need to feel superior to dogs or create an excuse for people who secretly actually are entertained by their dogs and then are surprised .What started out as a cute “antic” has grown into a major nuisance.
A friend of mine sent me this article written by Dr. Sophia Yin. I think it presents the issue in a very clear way.
The embedded videos are prime examples of misinterpretation.
[…] When applied to house training your puppy or even an older dog, drawing very clear distinctions is important. We know that peeing and pooping are necessary vital functions and to reprimand a dog for doing that is simply inhumane. The old fashioned ways are simply unacceptable. In addition to being unnecessarily cruel they also can produce fallout behaviors. Read More > […]Pingback by House training tips for your dog | Lifestyle Okanagan Blog on August 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm