Comments on Dominant Dog Needs Attitude Adjustment

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janet   bethlehem, PA

2/16/2011 4:18:23 AM

interesting information, thank you very much

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janet   bethlehem, PA

3/24/2010 4:48:58 AM

good article thanks

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Tracy   Vancouver, WA

7/1/2009 7:38:22 PM

All it took for me to get my Stumpy tail cattle dog growling at me was letting him up on furniture with me. The top dog gets the best place to sleep and I confused him. I didn't stop letting him on the furniture but I modified how I did it. If he was on the couch and I chose to approach, for a good while I would make him get off the couch upon my arrival. If he wanted up after I was sitting comfortably he learned to look at me for permission, then he could jump up. I don't move over for him. We don't argue anymore. But if I was working with a dog as intense as the one in the letter, I would not let it on the furniture at all when I was on it. I would not let it initiate contact, as in, petting it or in the dogs mind, grooming it on demand. I ignore dogs that are aggressive and push contact. I wait till they walk away, then I call them back, so I am the one deciding what is to happen between us.

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sacdogtrainer   Sacramento, CA

10/24/2007 7:25:49 AM

This site has some of the worst information on dog behavior I have ever
seen.

Puppies are not "dominant". Dominance is a human concept that has been used to explain behaviors that humans don't understand.


This simply sounds like a case of a puppy who hasn't received any training and is acting like a dog. Dogs don't pull each other off the bed, they don't have a concept of coming when called. These all need to be taught. People beds have nothing to do with "dominance". This is a myth. Dogs can sleep in people beds so long as they respect the off command. Again, a dog that respects the off command is one that has been TRAINED the off
command.

The one thing you got right is to use positive methods. Otherwise, pick up a book that is written by someone other than Cesar Millan and learn what dominance is...and isn't.

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sarah   chicago, IL

10/22/2007 3:40:45 PM

my dog syd does the same thing too! She even nips at us occasionally!!

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Donna   Limington, ME

10/12/2007 9:27:39 AM

A Nothing in Life is Free approach would be something to consider also. If your dog wants something, he has to do something positive for you. To eat, he must first, sit and then be allowed to eat. Before going out, maybe have him give a paw. Have him work with simple commands, to get what he wants. Soon, he will understand that only when he complies, will good things happen!

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