Having watched a bitch with her pups recently I am wondering if there is some credence to treating or training dogs in a natural way. I witnessed a senior dog, reprimand a 16 week old pup recently for being boisterous. This took the form of a low growl, to which the pup didn't respond, so the senior dog barged him twice with his shoulder and moved the pup back a few paces. The pup certainly took notice and became quiet. I have also noticed, the bitch put the muzzle of the pup gently in her mouth to quieten them and used herding to bring them back together again. Can we as humans use these techniques to help us train and live in harmony with our dogs?