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AlohaHoya
Apr 20, 2010 11:21 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Kathy....your point is well taken. Thanks. The two sisters, both CBR./lab mixes 5 years old had an established order....Thelma was alphadog, Luise was NOT, even tho' Luise was faster, smarter, stronger etc., they were littermates and the order was established. It was understood by all.

One day I took the lesser dog on a run with the car BEFORE the alpha sister. BOOM! We returned from the car ride and the Left Out Alpha dog attacked her sister...flat out...holes in the neck etc. (cheech...for a car ride? We were stunned). The lesser dog who was attacked acted guilty and would not 'face' us or her sister for the next 24 hours!!! I assumed the lesser dog's behavior was to affirm she knew her place. It was an interesting behavior....and it makes a lot of sense. Louise (the 'victim') was so aware of herself she would show 'status' but would never suck up to her siister!!!!!

Carol
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