oh this "dominant" word. how you've damned this thread.
while i appreciate the tidal wave of links... in one article she even admits she has been with a dog who's humping was status related. it's only studies. i'm sharing my study with you. i have helped train multiple other dogs and have not seen this issue. i truly believe it to be status/dominant related when it relates to my dog. if that is my case... where do i go from here? hell if it isn't, like you all say, where do i go from here?
i just wanted some fresh ideas for training at the door and seeing why he challenges most all of my guests. i appreciate the advice so far! i've exhausted all of my known resources (bacon, liver, reorienting, tennis ball, tug, respect for myself and others). i think maybe i'm just putting to much pressure on him in general to perform while others are around. my expectations are high. i'm only adding to the anxious energy. i'll hire another behaviorist. there's something i'm doing wrong/missing.
i've read the first 3-4 articles of the material you have all linked along with many many many more over the last few years. i will finish the rest tonight. i seriously can't get enough! i am very appreciative of all of your enthusiasm towards my issue, thank you for your links!