I'll save my view point on breed specific legislation for a future post. For now, I'd just like to remind you all that for every scary attack you hear about, there are no doubt thousands of joyful experiences between humans and dogs each and every day. When we are trained well, socialized, and loved we can transform your lives.
I've seen lots of people using dominance techniques to train their dogs. Remember that we learn by role modeling--dogs and humans. An excessive hand, rough handling, and dominance style training role models a whole set of behaviors. Think about what sorts of behavior you are modeling (for your dogs, for your children, for your families and friends). I'll save that discussion for a future blog post too.
For now, just enjoy the giggle.