Well, different dog - different situation - different reason. When my rottie just gives "the look" to any of those other dogs, things settle. She is "the big mumma" and has no need to use the force. I have many many times experienced her sorting out misbehaved pups/dogs and she never alpha-rolled any dog using force. She would bite their snouts (the bite is not damaging, it's a warning), she would impose herself and make herself bigger, she would push another dog with her chest or paw them (placing a paw on another dog's shoulders), she vould vocalise, but she would never, ever grab another dog by skin and put it or roll it on its back by force, another dog would do it by itself.
Originally Posted by crazydog
She is very dominant dog, although towards me, very submissive. I don't like to use word submissive in terms of her telationship with me. I'l just say I have no problem with her. But with other dogs, she stands out taller, bolder, secure and very sure of herself. I found her on the street so her canine manners are fantastic. Dogs that usually tend to cause trouble with other dogs are either insecure or wannabies in search for recognition. Aggression has nothing or very little to do with dominance.
Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.