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What do y'all think about pinning/alpha roll

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I have heard some people hate it and some people love it, or at least think it's a natural training method. I have never done this physically to my dogs but my pup Riley will submissivly roll on his back when I give him the "You're in trouble look." I used to get on the floor and play with him and that's when he started doing it. It would be when I would love on him and put my face around his neck. That's when he would automatically do it. Now he just does it if I give him a certain look, or when I give him a good ole belly rub! What is your opinion of people who purposfully incorporate "Pinning" or the "Alpha roll" for training?
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This thread is the same as your question. It was a fun read!
Don't be sorry, I just remembered that thread, and how you play with your pup...alpha rolls, zerbits and rasberries~what more could a pup want!! ;)
So if you had to do it 6 times, it obviously didn't work?
If the attitude gets "too aggressive" at my house, the dog just wins the crate.
I think maturity helps dogs know when to ease off. I doubt the pinning had much to do with it.
I'd rather work on a strong bond at 6-8 months and have the dog be willing to please than pin or roll it to comply. Pinning/alpha rolling does nothing for bonding.
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