In the animal world, domination is not necessarily about physical size but strength of spirit. We got Shadow, a year old male Labrador from my good friend and old schoolmate, Jason about 3 weeks ago. Shadow was infested with ticks and that posed a real problem. If not treated properly it could become a long term issue. And so the regime began; leaving him outdoors, spraying the walls and corners outside the house with anti-tick chemical, using anti-tick shampoo and finally, Frontline.
Prince Cheah, the alpha dog was only allowed to interact with Shadow after the Frontline treatment. The first picture shows Prince sneaking up behind Shadow.
The second shows him giving Shadow a lengthy "lecture" after irritating and tiring out the latter for more than twenty minutes trying to climb on him (short video at the bottom).
The third and forth show Prince stepping all over Shadow without regard for the difference in size! Prince has been the "top dog" since.