i never worry about who's alpha. i think through training, socializing,
feeding, playing, quiet time, caring for, petting, etc there's a bond.
when you have a well trained, highly socialized dog i don't think there's
any need to worry about alpha.
now the other side of alpha. we drive our dogs around while they
sit in the back of the car, we open and close doors for our dogs,
we bring them their food and water, we towel them off, we clean
up their poop, we pay for all of their bills, etc. so, are we really
the "alpha"? lol.