Few things are as frustrating as when your dog seems to just.. not... LISTEN. But maybe it's you that's the problem and not your dog. Maybe you're frustrated and yelling and your dog doesn't know how to respond to that instability. Maybe you just need to whisper...
Where did the concept of "Dominance" even come from?
Dominance is one of the most discussed concepts in the world of dogs. When describing dogs, people use the words dominant and submissive as the sum total of a dog's personality.
But why did that come to be? Why don't owners ever say their dogs are funny, playful, goofy, energetic or any other adjective? Why does a dog personality always get boiled down to dominant or submissive?
In recent years there has been a drastic shift in the dog training world. People talk much more about methods, positivity and science than in previous years. The truth is, trainers care about talking about these things much more than dog owners do, but all the changes have made shopping for dog trainers or googling methods for DIY people much more cloudy.