[From a previous e-mail which questioned why I recommend that dog owners don't try to train their dogs in a group class setting]
Yes, I understand about imprint stages [two week stages from birth to 4 months of age in which a small amount of exposure will have a lasting affect on dog's socialization to it's surroundings] but not everybody lives in ideal world of getting their puppy at 6 to 8 weeks of age.
[The imprint stage when dogs learn dominant and subordinate behavior with other dogs. Missing this stage, or having a negative experience during this stage, can cause dog aggression later in life].
What are you then suggesting happens? There are a lot of people out there that don't know first thing about dog training. So, all of these theories are great but how would that help somebody that comes to you when their dog is a couple of years old and displays canine aggression?
Here's deal: I don't have a lot of time to go into detail as this is a subject that could end up being another book. But to fix this type of thing, you need to:
#1: Establish yourself as pack leader so that dog respects you and what you say.