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Q. I was told that staring your dog in the eyes is a dominant move that should not be done. What do you think?
Hi Ed,

I've read about not staring into the eyes of your dog, as it's suppose to be a dominating factor. In your opinion is this true and does it have any bad effects on a dog? Especially a GSD.

Thanks,
Peter

A. You miss the point by a country mile! It's the handlers job to be dominant over his dog. This is called being the pack leader. 99.999% of all the behavioral problems that dogs develop result from a weak pack leader.
  
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