Originally Posted by revolutionrocknroll
It's not an alpha. The puppies listen to the parents like any offspring would. And then when they want to start their own packs, they leave, they don't fight their parents. But this is irrelevant because dogs aren't wolves.
so you admit puppies listen to their parents...
the parents establish with the puppies that they are a higher pack status. That is what makes them listen to their parents.
Besides the fact, your argument is invalid. It is obvious that the OP's dog is showing signs of "not listening to her parent" and needs to be shown that "her parent" (the OP) has a higher pack status than her.
The OP's dog is not getting abused nor is she getting neglected. This method has been proven time and time again. BTW Ceaser Millian (or however you spell his darn name) FORCES the dogs into submission. So his methods are COMPLETELY different from what I teach.
Using body language and tone of voice and perfectly fine in teaching the dog who is alpha.
I'm done going back and forth with you. There is no one set training method or every single dog. I will not continue to argue with you. As I said before, different training methods work with different dogs. That is part of the reason why there are so many training methods. What works for one dog may not work for another.
OP, if you need advice on training your dobe you can PM me. I have loads of experience and stories I'd be willing to tell you from training my own dominant doberman.