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Still is instructors and cynologists which any manifestations of problems of behavior write off of dogs on " domination ". Also suggest owners to use the methods directed to showing, "who main in pack". Sometimes these methods are extremely cruel. Whether such approach is effective and whether dogs have an advantage of fight against "domination"?
To answer a question, first, it is necessary to remember several things.
First, that the dominance is a line not persons of a specific dog, and the relations between individuals. That is to say that "my dog prepotent" — at least incorrectly. Of course, there are qualities which will allow a dog to appear more often to dominants in the company of other dogs – for example, courage and persistence. But you should not confuse courage with "dominance".
Secondly, it is necessary to remember that the hierarchical status – the piece flexible, and in pack of dogs is not present rigid hierarchy.
And thirdly not to forget that what people most often call domination it is or learned aggression , unintentionally (and even intentionally) formed and supported by the owner, either a lack of training, or a symptom of trouble of a dog (any living being cannot normally behave in abnormal conditions).
Fourthly, the leader – not the one who the first passes at a door, and the one who ensures safety and distributes resources. And so far you decide when and where you go for a walk (the door is opened, eventually, by you) where and what is eaten by your dog (the refrigerator at your disposal?), and she does not specify to you whether you go to work and will work, consider where exactly that the dog dominates, a little prematurely.
ofThat is dog do not try to dominate over people. Any problem of behavior is a symptom of the fact that in life of a dog something is unsuccessful, and it is necessary to work with the reason, but not with a symptom.
Otherwise it is similar to treatment only of cough at pneumonia. Cough, perhaps, will pass – together with the death of the patient if not to treat pneumonia. And here if to cure pneumonia, cough will pass too.
Methods which are offered by supporters of fight against "dominance" of a dog can be divided into several groups:
Even scientists who still adhere to the idea of existence of "domination" of a dog in the relations with the person (and number of such scientists, it is necessary to tell, steadily decreases), emphasize that use of force in communication with a dog is inadmissible (it does not raise the status of the person in any way), and needs to train a dog by method of a positive reinforcement as it teaches the owner to give clear signals, and a dog – to submit (Shilder at al. 2013).