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Why ‘Alpha Leader' Training Has Been Debunked In Dogs

23 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

For many years, we've been told that we need to be the leader of the pack to gain our dog's respect. Many training programs have led us to believe that our dog's undesirable behavior is due to them asserting dominance, essentially making dominance a personality trait in our pups.
Dog trainers around the world have begun to question these methods in the last five years, arguing that positive reinforcement is the way to go. So how is dominance training harmful to the human-animal bond? Let's dive in!
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