people think their dogs are “asserting dominance” or ”being defiant” significantly less often than dogs actually do these things.
haven’t done a dog trainer hat tweet in a while so here, have this one ‘cause today I had to read an email about a dog peeing defiantly 🤦🏻
there is a world of dog behavior and relationship dynamics beyond dominant/“alpha” vs. submissive. please stop interpreting the entirety of dog behavior and dynamics through this lens 🥲
this goes for dog-people AND dog-dog interactions btw. dogs have more variety and depth than dominant & submissive/“alpha & omega” with each other too.
100% guarantee someone out there would look at this and unironically say my dog is “asserting dominance” lmao Human leg wearing a slipper next to a brown dog leg on a rec

1. alpha theory has been disproven for decades and the scientist who first published alpha theory has acknowledged the results were skewed because the wolves studied were in captivity with too little space.
2. the domestic dog is too removed from wolves to extrapolate exact parallels. 15,000 years of domestication removed, to be specific.

3. dominance theory has been widely proven to largely do more harm than good.

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