Alpha dogs and looking into an alpha dogs eyes.
Don’t you dare look a dominant dog in the eye. He will leap upon you with the furry of a thousand wild elephants, dismembering and disfiguring you horrifically. Then after consuming your lifeless body, will return to his lair where he we promptly regurgitate your remains, for his “Dogs”……… Yada, yada, yada
Sadly there are still dog trainers, that believe you shouldn’t look a dog in the eye’s. If you unfortunately hire one of these folks, they are not, going to be able to help you out.
Since most dogs that display aggression, are not really displaying aggression at all, there displaying fear. By not looking at the dog, you may be increasing your chances of being bit. A certain amount of nervous dogs, are also sneak biters. Which means, if your not paying attention to them, there gonna try to bite your ass. Well actually, it will most likely be your calf.
Hiring a good dog trainer, is never easy. We usually spend more time finding someone to do our hair, than we do, finding someone to train our dog.
A simple rule to follow if you are having some serious issues with your dog. When looking for a dog trainer.
The dog trainer you hire, must not be afraid to touch or pet your dog. If they are afraid, do not believe whatever type of seemingly logical excuse, they make for not touching your animal. A trainer that knows animals, will amazingly put your dog at ease. Relatively quickly in the first 10 or 15 minutes.
Have your dog meet a couple of dog trainers. In your home is a must. A nervous dog brought to a training facility may totally freak out, or completely shut down. Either way, it will be difficult for you to make any progress.
The Spirit Dog