Dear well-meaning people in dog parks,
Please, for the love of doG, stop giving advice to other dog guardians that includes telling them to pin their dog on the ground after the dog has behaved in a way that concerns you.
What you have done with this advice is the following:
Don't believe me?
Ask the dog who mauled me in 2009 because I pinned him.
Ask the many clients who have had to undergo reconstructive surgery because they pinned their dog.
Alpha rolling is NOT an acceptable human behaviour and it is no less inappropriate and damaging than alpha rolling a 3 year old child in the middle of a daycare.
I appreciate the business your well-meaning but dangerous advice brings me, but I would much rather see SAFE advice coming from people who have not studied animal behaviour and psychology.
What can you do when you see a dog behaving inappropriately in a dog park?
Thank you in advance.
An Actual Certified Professional Animal Trainer Who Has Studied Animal Behaviour And Psychology And Truly Understands Behavioural Science As Opposed to Dog Whispering Myths and Silliness.