by duke1965 on 11 April 2020 - 02:04
seen some videos and topics where people say or think the so called alpha roll will help them establish leadership over their dog,
even saw a video of USA borderpatrol performing such technique on a dog with foodagression,
dont know who ever came up with that, but its troubeling anyone would use that (especially agains food agression)
by GSCat on 11 April 2020 - 03:04
The technique is controversial and there are different ways of performing it. Just like choke chains, prong collars, Martingales, head halters, Nylabones, cow hooves, etc. are controversial and there are different ways of using them.
Don't know the situation with the Border Patrol you mentioned, but it may be the dog would not listen when called off/told/corrected to leave/ignore/drop/wait for food/water. People put poisoned or boobytrapped food and water out for the Border Patrol dogs and other K9s all the time. The handler might have been been trying to prevent a tragic death. I wonder if the handler was the original handler or not, and what the specific history of the dog was... also, what the Kennel Master and/or K9 Supervisor/Commander/Master Trainer says goes in most government agencies in which the handlers do not own their K9 Partners. So, if that technique is the prescribed/suggested/allowed technique for the situation, that is what the handler would likely have done.
Sometimes, owners/trainers alpha roll Siberian Huskies that are extremely dominant and stubborn, for which nothing else has worked.
by duke1965 on 11 April 2020 - 03:04
by Entwerfer Haus on 11 April 2020 - 06:04
by GK1 on 11 April 2020 - 09:04
by emoryg on 11 April 2020 - 09:04
by Q Man on 11 April 2020 - 10:04
Good dogs get washed out because humans don't know how to handle and train them...
by Nans gsd on 11 April 2020 - 11:04
by xPyrotechnic on 11 April 2020 - 12:04
by Koots on 11 April 2020 - 13:04
Another method to deal with food resource guarding: