Work load, stress levels and other drama running high again this week. In lieu of a Rox & Lilly post, I’ll merely point to these two nice blogs that address, debunk and muse on the other side of dog training that makes so many of us sad.
Favorite line: I see alpha dogma as a mind-set, a mental lens through which we view our dogs. I think it leads us to perceive our relationship with our dogs as adversarial.
Favorite Line: What looks like success is really learned helplessness. The dog is shutting down, not learning how to behave.
Laurie Luck, CPDT, over at Smart Dog University is taking a beating by fans of dominance theory. So, I know she’d appreciate some additional pro comments by positive reinforcement supporters … if you have the time.