Inaccurate Dog Behavior Modification Training and Advice : # 1
Should I eat before my dog ?
The Inaccurate Advice is ; You must eat before your dog eats. The theory behind this is, It establishes you as the alpha.
This advice albeit seemingly logical in the minds of some, is just so inaccurate on so many levels, I’m having a hard time figuring out where to start while addressing this commonly adhered to but not very good, dog training / behavior modification philosophy.
Here’s the upshot Alphas or the toughest dogs in the pack don’t necessarily eat first, second, third or last. They eat when they want to eat. It’s that simple.
What that means is, if some other dog is eating something and the head honcho, big boss, leader of the pack, alpha or whatever else you like to call him says to himself, “Hey’ I’m hungry”. He just walks over to the other dog eating something and TAKES it from him, no questions, no discussions. The alpha dogs body language, plain and simply says “Give me that, or I’ll kill you”.
And that’s it, the subordinate dog gives it up or gets his ass kicked by the alpha.
If the alpha dog wasn’t hungry at that particular time, the subordinate dog would enjoy his meal in peace.
Whoever eats first is not the boss. The boss is the dog that can take food away from another dog whenever he wants to.
Let me repeat that.
Whoever eats first is not the boss.
The boss is the dog that can take food away from another dog whenever he wants to.
The Spirit Dog
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