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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Dominance Article/Good read for Aggressive Dog Owners

Using 'Dominance' To Explain Dog Behavior Is Old Hat

An interesting article on Dominance Theory being old hat

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Seems like another useless study Very few dogs are alpha/dominant, very few people have them and even fewer people can read the dogs. Chances are high that the subject dogs in such studies are neither dominant or alpha, temperament wise.

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Many thanks. A very inormative article.
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Don't care much for that study because they didn't know the dogs temperament as a puppy. If they were geneticlly fearful as a puppy then they may have been fear aggressive no matter their training.

I'm not making an argument for dominance type training. Just wish someone or group would do a truly unbiased research on this topic.

A lot of studies people tend to find what they are looking for because of bias.
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