Puppies Who Demonstrate "Alpha" Behavior
Why you should never use the alpha roll (and what to do instead).
Teddys owners were distraught as they explained to me on the phone why they had called. Their veterinarian had told them that their nine-week-old Golden Retriever puppy was dominant aggressive because he was biting their hands. He had advised them to alpha-roll the pup every time he tried to bite or otherwise challenge their authority.