The Truth About Alpha Rolls

Alpha Roll Overview

An alpha roll involves forcing a dog onto its back to assert dominance. It's a debated training method.

Dominance Theory Basis

Alpha rolls stem from dominance theory, aiming to establish human leadership. But this concept has evolved.

Misinterpretation Risks

Dogs misinterpret alpha rolls, leading to aggression or fear. They don't view dominance like humans.

Potential Harm

Alpha rolls risk escalating aggression, harming the bond, and worsening behavioral issues.

Modern Methods Triumph

Positive reinforcement and science-based methods are effective and humane. They encourage desired behaviors.

Behavior Correction

Address issues through consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. Focus on teaching desirable behaviors.

Seek Professional Advice

Consult professionals for guidance on effective training methods without resorting to alpha rolls.

Pug Interview with Jonathan Graziano