I skimmed through both articles. The dominance theory has always seemed over the top to me, mostly because I just don't believe the "average" pet owner would be consistent or clear in that type of training. IE: "Mom sits on me and growls at me when I jump up on her, but laughs and doesn't care when I bark at her or take food off the table." And I just don't think most people can "perform" these animal behaviors clearly and appropriately.
I'm always asking myself if I'm being clear when training, with reinforcement, rewards, and corrections. I don't think *I'd be clear at all if sometimes I was growling, flipping, or sitting, on my dog....I don't know...it just isn't for me. There are so many minute signals, gestures, etc...that dogs give off to show dominance, that are "corrected" by the dog pack leader in the wild. I just don't think *most people can catch them all, and send clear messages. I would rather use nilf, obedience, and proper exposure to different environments, than trying to communicate via growling, flipping etc.....I know it works for some people, but I personally, don't trust myself to do it correctly or not confuse the heck out of my dogs lol.