An alpha roll involves forcing a dog onto its back to assert dominance. It's a debated training method.
Alpha rolls stem from dominance theory, aiming to establish human leadership. But this concept has evolved.
Dogs misinterpret alpha rolls, leading to aggression or fear. They don't view dominance like humans.
Alpha rolls risk escalating aggression, harming the bond, and worsening behavioral issues.
Positive reinforcement and science-based methods are effective and humane. They encourage desired behaviors.
Address issues through consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. Focus on teaching desirable behaviors.
Consult professionals for guidance on effective training methods without resorting to alpha rolls.