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MemberAugust 27, 2023 at 12:34 pm99811567
I would strongly suggest watching the leadership streams. Controlling resting places, affection and interactions is so important. Dominance is designed to prevent conflict, therefore mixed signals in leadership and dominance can create conflict. Obedience is very important but is not what creates cohesiveness in relationships. The look is command is good but doesn’t necessarily address why the dogs are actually in conflict. If there are mixed signals in leadership and dominance, obedience training can actually increase conflict as it doesn’t make sense to receive orders or corrections from someone who is not in a position (from the dog’s perception) to give them. “Human possessiveness” might be more simply described as “controlling affection and interactions in the group”.