Do dogs crave the Alpha role?
Hey Everyone. I always assumed that dogs displayed dominant behavior. I had also assumed that dogs engaged in 'alpha-seeking' amongst themselves in multiple dog situations. A few posts have made me wonder I guess. I am not the most experienced dog trainer, not by a longshot. But I have to trust the knowledge handed down to me by people whos dog knowledge is true in form.
Just looking for opinions here. Here is mine. I think its very obvious when you forget what the academics say and just look at dogs, you see the wolf come out of them in pack situations. I have witnessed my own dogs rally for position, and one usually comes out on top. I have also witnessed said dogs rally for my position or if not that then my partners position within the pack.
This said I would like to initiate an open look at this idea. Let's hear some opinions on either side.