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    I came across this on another forum and found it very interesting. Of course, it is all a moot point with Monty, the only word he responds to is 'treat'!! I could say 'sit' until the cows come home and all he would do is look at me like I am from another planet!

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    Thanks for sharing. It sounds the same as Nothing in Life is Free. @2BullyMama practices it.

    I have mixed feelings about the entire physical part of the whole alpha mentality so I never used force. Sometimes though, I can see how it would work.


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    I do relate to Monty - it is a bulldog thing. It is all good.
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    Uuugh I just got back from a training session with Tucker and the trainer was shaking his head in disappointment in me as far as me being Alpha not Tucker. I tried to explain "Everything is Tucker's!" I just live here to serve him.


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    lol oh no that is to funny. Tucker -1. Owner-0

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    it is a lot like 'nothing in life is free'... they have to earn/work for the food, toy, walk, attention.
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    That was a very interesting article. We once had a wonderful alpha boxer, a male, and he was so "benevolent." We had another boxer and a bully, and my son's boxer a lot of the time. Anytime there was a squabble, all he had to do was walk over and give them the look and all the fighting would stop! Rosie was our bully at the time. He would correct her for something and she would immediately do it again. He finally just gave up with her. She was so stubborn it just wasn't worth the effort....

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    "A wolf would flip another wolf against his will ONLY if he were planning to kill it. Can you imagine what a forced alpha roll does to the psyche of our dogs?"

    That's the biggest issue I have with the things being taught to people today. I really believe restraining a dog on the ground/alpha rolling is just making a bad situation even worse.


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