- Behavior Problems
- Get Help Here
February 8th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
I won’t lie to you.
I was pretty bummed out about the way
the Super Bowl went.
Losing twice to that little punk Eli
Manning is just too much to bear.
Just kidding…Eli is a great quarterback
and and deserves his MVP.
Thinking about the Super Bowl got me thinking
about My Big Stupid Dog Training Failure that
I have talked about before.
You see, I used to teach all of my students
that they should do an “Alpha Rollover” any
time their dog misbehaves.
You put yourself in a dangerous situation
any time you decide to use an alpha rollover.
I am still amazed that so many trainers still
teach the alpha rollover.
Let me clear this up for you, amigo.
Dogs Do Not Do Alpha Rollovers!
The alpha dog in a pack does not roll over
dogs that are more submissive. A dog will
show submission by rolling over on his/her
Yes – dogs do show submission by rolling over
on their backs when avoiding a confrontation
with a more dominant dog, but the dog is NOT
forced into it.
Forcing even a submissive dog can quickly
confuse the heck out him and cause an aggressive
situation because of fear.
Thanks for reading and for not sending me
emails taunting me about the Patriots losing
I am eternally grateful!
All the best,
P.S. If you’d like to learn more about alpha
rollovers and the right way to deal with
unwanted behaviors, check out
Dog Training Inner Circle