Originally Posted by akaJenT
I'm learning the hard way that my son is right about training. I tend to treat my dogs like kids and spoil 'em. My son is more like a loving drill sergeant. He has warned me that the large Husky I have doesn't see me as the pack leader. I ignored him mostly, but I understand some of his "I'm the boss" antiques and thought I did pretty good at shutting those down. But just last night he challenged me a bit and took a token swipe at the back of my leg as I walked away. If I had had him since he was a puppy, I wouldn't have this problem. I'm a little hesitant about laying him out and growling in his neck when he's so huge and my son said he senses that...all this to say I think I believe in both approaches, positive reinforcement but some dogs need a little more, IMHO.
can I ask what the reason is for growling into a dogs neck? if I do that to my very very submissive dog she gets all excited and attacks me in play with her back end tucked up and running around like a fool.