Posted : 5/14/2007 11:56:54 AM
Mine would not shut down...he would retaliate.
No if ands or buts...no alpha, no pack, no energy, nor calm, assertive, nor submissive....none of the catch phrases would work here.
I have one of "those" dogs...that what kills me when I read some of the posts. I think of lurkers...who may have a dog like mine...and worry about them trying some of CM's stuff.
If someone were to come at my dog with the dominant, alpha, I'm the boss of you attitude...trust me, they are going down.
I have tried to explain this to people on this board, and got the macho, ego and tough dog.tough guy thing....even though I am a girl.
My point is...my dog is not mean or tough or anything...but......he is a dog.
I know there are 100's of 1000's upon gazillions just like him.
I fully believe that dogs understands fairness and operates accordingly.
How many have taken out a face during an alpha roll and are going to being killed? How many are sick of the constant leash yanks and have attacked, and are going to be killed? How many have redirected their aggression and taken out a neck during a body block...and are going to be killed? (this one almost happened to me..Zeus missed my neck by an inch during a frenzy at the neigbor's sheperd...that I thought I was going to "block")
I see first hand, in my own neighborhood, the effects of CM. And it ain't pretty. Just yesterday I was told of a roll where the dog screamed and cried. I went to check on the neigbor and her sheperd and she was filling me in on CM's yank techniques. The sheperd is so confused he is turning mad.
ETA..I forgot about the 2 pitt bulls who cowered in a corner when I came in, then rushed me from behind. The person that took me there went ahead of me, acting all dominate, speakly loudly and firmly to the dogs... and told me" they need authority".
All in one evening folks...
And i forgot to add....sickening. Totally sickening.
Marvin would shut down at the sli
ghtest form of anything not positive.