Why leader pack dog training is necessary for you to become the best puppy parent. You may view your puppy as your baby but dogs do not think the same way people do. While you may love your puppy like a new born baby if you understand how to become your babies pack leader that little bundle of joy will be the best dog you’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Once your dog understands who is in charge your relationship is established so that your dog can enjoy being in your company. Dogs that feel like they must be in control are dangerous. It doesn’t matter if they are little or big dogs. Think of becoming the pack leader as teaching your dog manners.
Manners are designed in all species as a way to make others comfortable in your presence. It is the agreed upon customs that we come to expect when we interact with others. Dogs have sets of manners too. Once they understand where they fit in the society that you are creating with your puppy, the happier and more adjusted they will be.
It is your job as the pack leader to be the decision maker. Your baby should understand that you decide where you will go for walks, how to behave in any given situation, and even how they react to new situations.
Just letting your dog make the decisions on how they are going to behave is kind of like letting a two year old make all the choices for their behavior without any consequences. It isn’t fair to the child any more than it is to your pet. Chances of things going very wrong are even more magnified when we are talking about dogs.
In order to become the pack leader you need to be you should recognize that there are things that mean nothing to your dog…
Your social standing, the size of your house, money, what language you speak. Your dog is more concerned about food, shelter and affection.
Getting your dog to sit before you present their dinner or making sure they walk properly on a leash is only the beginning of what is required to be the pack leader.
Becoming the pack leader is vitally important if you have more than one dog. I have three dogs at the moment. Two males and a female. One of the males, Marley is a big dog and quite frankly he is scary looking to people who don’t know him as he is part Lab part Healer. Marley is the alpha dog among my dogs, but he understands that I am the one in charge. And that everything in the yard belongs to me.
We live on a farm with other animals that roam free. Free range chickens are a particular delicacy to most dogs. Yet my dogs do not kill my chickens because they understand that the chickens are mine.
You don’t want to dominate your dogs or bully them, you want them to understand that you love them and are protecting them. In the long run becoming the best pack leader to your dogs helps them to know how to be good leaders to the younger, newcomers to your pack too.
The question comes down to how do you become the leader of the pack?
All dogs, regardless of breed, establish the pack leader in the same ways. The best way to understand how to implement this is to watch it being demonstrated for you via video. The important concepts we will cover in this video series are:
- Understand how your dog alerts you to danger and how to remain calm and in control when you respond.
- Knowing how to walk your dog on a lead allowing you total control
- Allowing your dog to be able to relax and feel safe when inside the house.
- Taking control of the greeting process when you return from being parted from your dog. There are subtle but important differences between the pack leader and follower.
- And finally how to feed your dog correctly so that there is never any question about who the pack leader is.
Being the pack leader is more about loving your dog in a way that your dog can respond to positively than trying to control your puppy for controls sake. Just like human children, dogs crave consistency and boundaries. If everyone knows what is expected everything runs smoothly.
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