Debunking Dominance Theory
Yup, I am going to say it. Dominance theory is poodle poo.
Dog trainers have been using the Alpha theory for years to back up some notions on how to train a dog. This has been passed around for decades among the dog training world. This has simply been passed from trainer to trainer as fact (aka, meme). The theory was based on a very unscientific observation of a single artificial group of wolves in a zoo. Wolf biologists themselves have discarded the theory. Before you Alpha Roll your pup, check this out:
Whole Dog Journal – Debunking Dominance - Filled with references and comprehensive