Originally Posted by revolutionrocknroll
Dogs don't think like that... being stubborn isn't being dominant.
How do you know dogs don't think like that?
Did you somehow figure out their brain waves?
Their actions are the same of their supposed descendants, the wolves, so I'm pretty certain they think the same.
Have you trained a doberman who acts the same as the OP using training methods besides the "dominance theory"?
I have. I went through SO MANY training methods with my doberman. I went from the ye oldie method of "luring with a treat" to methods involving striking my dog. My last resort method was using methods teaching the dog that I am alpha by simple means of body language and voice tones. The OPs dog is not getting hurt. I'm not sure why you are SSSOOO against this method. It is best for her dog.