Observe our dog carefully, and identify when he is more likely to show dominance, and why.My Shiba Inu, for example, is more dominant than most dogs I have owned.Any pack animal including humans and dogs, have to deal with dominance issues, because it is part of pack dynamics.
Father of four kids, all over 18 now, and divorced and remarried to the Beautiful Ellie, I have a very happy life.
However, dog aggression can also be the result of fear, stress, play, curiosity, boredom, or something else. For example, many dogs will show greater dominance when they are on home turf, or when their owners are around.
Under different circumstances, these same dogs may become less assertive, or may even become submissive.
Refusing to use the word , or denying its existence in dogs, is unhelpful.
It is useful to recognize dominant behaviors in our dog, so that we can better manage him, keep him safe, and set him up for success.