A new study proves something that dog professionals have known for years: people who attempt to dominate, are more likely to to elicit aggressive behaviors from their dogs. While this isn’t exactly “news” to those of us who’re involved in the art of training positively, it will definitely rate as news to some. And in either case is worth noting.
If You’re Aggressive, Your Dog Will Be Too, Says Veterinary Study
ScienceDaily (Feb. 18, 2009) — In a new, year-long University of Pennsylvania survey of dog owners who use confrontational or aversive methods to train aggressive pets, veterinary researchers have found that most of these animals will continue to be aggressive unless training techniques are modified
The full story can be found here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090217141540.htm