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    Has anyone heard of strength testing a dog when training it? What is your opinion?

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    What kind of strength do you mean? How much the dog can pull? How strong his jaws are, what his best skills are?

    I reckon you could get an idea of pulling strength using a portable luggage (or fish) weighing device, and attacking that to a tug handle or the buckle at the back of a harness...

    So got not much idea what you mean so no opinion.

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    Sorry, that wasn't explained very well. It involves running along next to the dog and then pushing it over to the ground and standing tall over it, apparently to prove to the dog you are stronger and you are boss.

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    Lmao

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    I'm not sure I get why that is funny?

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    It's not funny... IMHO it sounds utterly daft.

    Having had quite a but of experience with security, Schutz and DogSport, I am entirely unfamiliar with this technique and see no merit in it...

    Perhaps you could explain further?

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    apparently to prove to the dog you are stronger and you are boss
    Erm no. Dog will see that as a threat or a game. It reads like a variation of an alpha roll which is a largely debunked training practice. As in debunked - it doesn't teach the dog anything useful, let alone who is boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alacrityvirtue View Post
    Sorry, that wasn't explained very well. It involves running along next to the dog and then pushing it over to the ground and standing tall over it, apparently to prove to the dog you are stronger and you are boss.
    I can't believe anyone would seriously apply this method or believe it would achieve said purpose. I am not sure whether to think of it as plain stupid, hilarious or horrifying to be honest!
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    I have honestly never heard of that, I think its a bit mean actually. My Dog would think I was taking the pi$$ out of her. Either that or I would find it hard to run with her (not that we do alot) because she would think that everytime we do she is going to get thrown to the ground
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    That's why I was LMAO. I have never heard anything so ridiculous.

    And as an aside, I couldnt even keep up with my dogs when they were running to apply this "technique" and I imagine the balance required would need to be amazing lol

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