[lit-ideas] Re: Can't have a gun? Get a dog

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 22:28:37 -0700

Lawrence Helm wrote:

What straw man? I made a statement that I think all dog trainers will agree with despite Andreas list; which doesn’t support his thesis as far as I can tell. You must show a dominant dog that you are the alpha or he will be the alpha. If anyone sees a negative implications in this then they put them there. This is a simple fact – not a straw man.

Read the posts leading up to this, Lawrence. In them, _no one_ denied that if one had 'a dominant dog' one had to somehow get the dog to see that ultimately it was you who were dominant.

The straw man is the notion that anybody was arguing that anyone here might recommend a method of training in which the dog was taught to be dominant.

Robert Paul
Reed College
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