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Old March 23rd, 2011, 04:12 PM
SamIam SamIam is offline
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Originally Posted by BenMax View Post
I have to tell you...I would not be flipping my Anatolean and growling in his neck anytime soon. I am not sure what this would prove and I really would not recommend doing this. What would be the benefits of doing this? I have never heard of doing this as a measure to correct a behaviour.
It started in the 60s/70s where the theory was to gain your dog's respect you had to assert yourself as the pack leader by acting like a dominant dog. It is based on you being a social companion to your dog, rather than being a provider of food and privileges; where in fact you are both.

Acting like a dominant dog and trying to flip your Anatolian on his back would probably either prove that he is more successful at being a dog than you are, or would prove to you that dogs really can laugh out loud.
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