Oh my goodness I just got a reply from someone I gave advice too. Told me I was stupid for telling them that the older dog won't correct a 12 week old puppy. And why would I give such dangerous advice. Argh!
Ah i didn't word that properly, that does sound stupid. I believe my exact words were "As the puppy is only 12 weeks old, you wont find your other dogs correcting the younger dog seriously until it gets older" I don't know if that's right either im not an expert it is probably as you said JB the older dogs arent reliable enough, but ill take that over the puppy is trying to be alpha anyday. I could have given a better answer, but when you go on a big spiel on a fb page you seem like a bit of a nut job. :SAnd to comment on this.... IMO that is NOT good advice... Having been around dogs and puppies for all of my nearly 45 years, an adult dog most certainly will correct an over enthusiastic puppy. As PawzK9 mentoned it should not be a serious correction... But depending on the dog it can be HARSH. Young puppies should only be around VERY Reliable dogs and with supervision. An Adult dog can hurt a puppy in a flash.
I like this point very much. (lol that sounds like spam)And while I of course understand that dominance/submissiveness is an important everyday part of behavior between dogs, I also think that it's much more contextual than is understood by the general public, and that is where I take issue. There are dogs that tend to interacts submissively with other dogs, but with the right dog and situation they can no longer be the case. And a dog that tends to express their dominance over other dogs will, if they have good social skills, give in sometimes too. What the average person understands of dominance is not useful at all. And it makes people tend towards explaining every behavior their dog does as a dominance related problem, and this often ignores important underlying issues.