I think I mentioned somewhere before that a dog that jumps up on you, your family or friends is not trying to show dominance in any way, shape or form over humans. This is one of those myths that who knows how it got started, but unfortunately it did.
Because of this ill advised and inaccurate animal behavior advice that is still adhered to and taught, many dogs and their owners will most likely endure some degree of undue stress and turmoil. All because of an old saying that has no more validity to it, then another old inaccurate adage “You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks”.
On extremely rare occasions will a dog jump up on or stand on another dog in an attempt to show dominance over the other animal. Any dog training or behavior (professional ?) that believes and teaches their clients that this exhibition by your dog is a dominance issue, doesn’t have a 100% working knowledge of inherited dog behavior.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that those (trainers or behaviorists) will not have the ability to help you with your dog. But if you hire one of these trainers and you do not start seeing at least some positive results in a short period of time, maybe you should consider hiring someone else.
This is not dominance, this is “Hey, pet me, touch me, love me, please !”
Still Think This Is Dominance ? You Better Not !
The Spirit Dog
- Alpha Dogs Don’t Mount For Dominance
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