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Old 03-22-2010, 10:55 AM
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My dogs are very confident and do not coward to me, but I am the alpha dog in my house.

How would you suggest getting a dog over SA?
It isn't the general outline of what you posted that we object to, because that method on how to deal with SA is well known and been developed for countless years. The first time I saw it was in Dr. N. Dodman's book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much. Dodman btw, is the head honcho at Tuff's Un and he runs the Animal Behavioural Clinic and Reseach.

What we are objecting is the calm/submissive and Alpha, which is what The Dog Whisperer promotes. Calm is great the submissive and alpha will do more harm than good for a SA dog. And please don't confuse leadership and alpha.

All those words are red flags to many of us.
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Jan Fennel, using pretty much the same routine, writes that what you are doing is removing the burden of responsibility (of being the leader) from the dog's shoulders so that he can relax and just be a dog. Its very nonconfrontational and requires the human to change behaviors rather than "training" the dog.
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Jan Fennel, using pretty much the same routine, writes that what you are doing is removing the burden of responsibility (of being the leader) from the dog's shoulders so that he can relax and just be a dog. Its very nonconfrontational and requires the human to change behaviors rather than "training" the dog.
I honestly have no idea who Jan Fennel is, but I can say that if my dog wants the burden of responsibility, I'm more than happy to hand it over to him...along with the bills...
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Well, Corgi, you hit the nail on the head. They just won't pay the bills!
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