The most common question a dog owner asks is “how to be the pack leader?” You want to understand how to convince your dog that you are the one in charge. Think of yourself as the pack leader, the decision maker: where you should go on the walk, how to behave in certain situations, or respond to all the strange things out there.
When you understand how to be the pack leader you are going to realize that the following means nothing to a dog…
What car you drive, the size of your house, the money you earn or the fact that you speak different languages! I am sure your dog would be very happy to swap all of that for a nice meaty snack!
How To Be The Pack Leader
Becoming dominated by being aggressive with your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader, in fact, this can back fire dangerously on you later! By forcing your dog into submission will not instill trust and confidence in your dog’s mind for you, it will only make them see you as a bully and not worthy of the pack leader position.
This Is What You Need To Be The Pack Leader
So how do you become the pack leader? All dogs throughout the world use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader regardless of their breed. Important areas to take control are the following:
The pack leader will always be totally calm when your dog barks to alert you to danger. This includes anything that your dog may see as dangerous and barks around your property.
During the walk with your dog, he/she should not be pulling on the leash at any time, even at the beginning.
If you are the pack leader then your dog should be able to relax and switch off. If your dog is always switched on and can not relax, then your dog is the pack leader.
The way you meet and greet your dog when you get home is directly connected to getting your dog switched off.
Finally, feeding your dog correctly with the right methods and techniques will establish who is the pack leader and this does not mean asking your dog to ‘sit’. Also if your dog is “not food motivated” then you may be in for a surprise!
To learn the right methods and techniques using video, there is one site that shows you exactly how to become the pack leader and how critical it is to change any behavioral issues.
That site is The Online Dog Trainer where you can watch Doggy Dan during the training process on video.
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