If you happen to a have a dog, where you need to be a better boss. There are some things you most know and learn first, about alpha dog behavior. I need you to forget about, everything you’ve read or heard about alpha dogs.
First, let me teach you what an alpha dog does not do. This is important because most of what is taught by todays dog trainers and behaviorists, base their advice on what they think a pack alpha does. They have learned this by reading about dogs, not by actually observing them.
( 1 ) ; An alpha dog, leads by attitude alone. They do not physically lead their pack, when the pack is walking somewhere. Which simply means, they are not first in line. This is important because all dog trainers teach you that if your dog walks in front of you, he’s trying to dominate you, and be your boss.
( 2 ) ; An alpha dog doesn’t become an alpha, by making his pack work for their food. This is the totally ridiculous, “NO FREE LUNCH”, theory that dog trainers adhere to and teach.
( 3 ) ; If a pack member needs discipline, the alpha dog DOES NOT, give him a, “TIME OUT”. ( I’m not going to tell you what he does, I want you to tell me how an alpha dog disciplines his pack mates, if and when they need it.)
Some differences in behaviors, Alpha or Nervous Dog Behavior
For us to have success, in any type of behavior modification with our dog. The most important behavior modification we have to learn, has nothing to do with our dog, and everything to do with us. Our first step is to start learning, memorizing and remembering, the above three, alpha dog behaviors.
Without us learning, what an alpha dog actually does. We can still have a reasonable high success rate, in overcoming behavioral issues with our dog. That just means, most dogs don’t need us to be a better alpha. All we needed was, to spend more time with them.
The Spirit Dog
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