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Originally posted by Wings
Okay ive got this pug that will be 2 years old in june, and we fixed him in oct before his first birthday and he has a habbit of dry hugging one of our other dogs
Originally posted by think2much
I don't believe it's always necessary to "break their spirit" and prove they are not the alpha dog andthat you are in charge, as people and pets can coexist without that heirarchy...
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Just to clarify, I'm not suggesting breaking a dog's spirit. I would consider that cruel. I only discourage this behavior with a calm, "no, no no". No breaking of anything involved. More like a reminder.
And you're right, many times dogs and people can coexist without a strong alpha presence, but many times, not. It all depends on the dogs. Mine are Rottie mixes so have a fairly strong will. It's important (especially with the humper, Mia) that they know I'm the Alpha Bitch.