The alpha roll is a dog training technique that involves pinning the dog on its side or back. It is thought to teach the dog that the owner is the "alpha" or leader of the pack.
The alpha roll is based on the outdated belief that dogs are pack animals and that they need to be dominated by their owners.
The alpha roll is not an effective way to train dogs. It can actually make dogs more aggressive and fearful.
Damage the dog's trust in the owner.
Positive reinforcement involves rewarding the dog for good behavior. This can be done with treats, praise, or play.
Positive punishment involves using a mild aversive stimulus to discourage unwanted behavior. This can be done with a noise, a tap on the nose, or a short time-out.
There are many effective ways to train dogs without using the alpha roll. These methods involve positive reinforcement and positive punishment.