The act of temporarily bolstering your own social status and the expense of another male (usually a friend). Most often seen in terms of an almost reflexive physiological reaction in the presence of an uncommonly attractive female. One male may physically or verbally insult his companion in order to portray his dominant status in the male-male relationship.
This portrayal is often facetious and is likely to be viewed negatively by the insulted party. The alpha-dogger will also feel like a bit of a dick.
1:"wtf brah, you just grabbed my ass, you're alpha-dogging because you saw that hot piece of ass"
2:"sorry dude, I was powerless against the force of millions of years of evolution and the forced suppression of my primal, ape brain by modern society"
1:"it's cool dog, I understand"