The Alpha Dog Dominance Myth

Myth: Dogs are descended from wolves and therefore operate with hierarchical behavior. The Alpha male rules over all. Humans must dominate their dogs to get them to behave. Truth: This belief has recently been made popular by National Geographic’s award winning show, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan. This belief based upon de-bunked animal studies incorporates training techniques that are viewed as cruel. i.e. The Alpha Roll....