- MemberFebruary 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm69
definitely, having a dog watch you play with another dog or do any kind of training, can be a great way to increase motivation!
Sounds like the wall, blanket eating are attention seeking behaviors- can be reinforced even if the attention you’re giving her is negative.
Is the dominance aggression towards dogs in your own home? younger dogs? all dogs? same breed? different breeds?
The more primitive breeds do show more concern about hierarchy with other dogs, based on my own experience and studies eg: https://dogtraining.world/knowledge-base/dominance-relationships-in-a-group-of-domestic-dogs-canis-lupus-familiaris/
If it’s in your own home, leadership and management are going to be very important. Making sure the dogs don’t ever have a reason to compete for food, affection, resting places, play.
If it’s with other dogs outside your home, you have to have very good off leash obedience and be careful about which dogs you allow her to meet. If you think a dog is likely to challenge her or that she will challenge an older dog, unless they need to live together, there isn’t much reason to have them meet in the first place.