Celesteandthebullies wrote:I have nothing against Negative punishment discipline.Removing something the dog wants.
Dominance is defined by the ability to control or regulate access to resources. And correcting aggression? How does that help when you should be trying to change the emotional reaction to the stimulus. If they receive a correction each time that can only add to the negative association and the aggression is simply suppressed, the anxiety is still there.
Instead of getting a dog that displays many warning signs, you can get a dog that goes straight to a bite.
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I also wish the term "Alpha" would crawl under a rock because it is so incorrectly used.
i get what your saying, i guess all scientist have spent parts of their lives trying to understand what it means to be the "top dog" with a group of dogs. scientists also say there is no god, and religion is fake. but well over half the world believe and are blessed by god, and their prayers are answered. so yea if your going off of that, its not alpha. but more of a "pecking order" that i also found to include for others. it ALL means the same thing. just how there are different words in the dictionary that mean the same thing.
and i honestly don't know if e-collars would work on aggression, because when i had kyzer, i didn't try to find deeper meaning for his aggression, i simply took precautions and slapped a muzzle on him. i said i WISHED i had one when i had him, because it would of been a last resort, i was very positive with him, and didn't believe in that type of correction.i tried everything. it might of not worked it might have, who knows. like the others said, it depends on if it's fear or dominance based.
why the dog is attacking is different from it trying to control the situation.it lunging, and yanking you around, says im gonna do this because of my reason, and that reason comes before anything you say.then that dog is very well dominating you, as defined, controlling the situation to get what it wants. yes there is a reason why he's doing it. but if the dominant one says no it means no, and there's nothing more to it. just my outlook on it. i'm not obligating you to be offended, because of the way you handle things.
no hard feelings i love reading about dakota, and seeing him enjoy his sport to the fullest.
i just think the whole scientific thing is over rated. dogs are so simple....why try complicating it with deeper meanings.
and a quick shock is simple too. it doesn't analyze the dog and then shock. i agree you should understand appropriate times to use it, like with any and all other methods.
"Here's food for thought: "dominance" doesn't transcend species."
no it doesn't, no one ever said that, but not all species are pack animals that have rank or control over the others, which is what we are talking about, some are solitary, some only live in pairs. a business is ran by rank or one person coming before the rest. a family is also a good example. you tell your son hey no means no, then he's gonna listen, the only difference is, humans have very complex brains, and can deliberately premeditate something defiant. dogs....cannot. again they are very simple.