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Old 04-26-2015, 05:27 AM
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I thought this was a really good article.

I like this quote from the article:

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Unfortunately, these bite incidences are not surprising. According to a recent veterinary study published in The Journal of Applied Animal Behavior (2009), if you're aggressive to your dog, your dog will be aggressive, too.
Experts Say Dominance-Based Dog Training Techniques Made Popular by Television Shows Can Contribute to Dog Bites¬*|¬*Sophia Yin
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Yep - I try to get people to forget this "alpha" and dominance way of thinking. Not always easy though!
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That isn't to say your dog ought to boss you around though.

I use a combination of leader based (NOT like alpha based, only an understanding that I am generally the authority on issues) and positive reinforcement to train and it is very effective.
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I don't believe in this type of training technique rubbish either and the people who use it I stay away from. Unfortunately it gives the right to use force with your dog and I don't see how people could continue to use that without bad effects to themselves or their own dogs. Also it gives the green light for some people to get carried away with agression themselves who only end up really physically hurting their dogs.
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In addition to aggression problems I have noticed Chihuahuas are very sensitive, at least both of mine are. Their feelings and confidence is very easily shattered and using too much dominance would really hurt their personalities. Plus they are so small, these techniques could really hurt them physically.
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I agree with everything everyone has said! Chihuahuas are special little
Dogs I swear they have human in them using any sort of force could really damage them. Pablo has learned a point of a finger and the tone of my voice if he is misbehaving and snaps right out of it. My dad was over visiting the other weekend and Pablo adores him but his paw got caught in his jumper he let out a wee yelp and wouldn't speak to my dad for ours it was bizarre they're very sensitive wee dogs. God love them.
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