The point of the previous behavior post, is, many dog owners are taught that eating before your dog or making them wait for their food is one of the many requirements for establishing yourself as your dogs alpha.
If you feel the need to train your dog to wait for his treats or food, that’s all well and good. Just as long as you understand that this training exercise (teaching a dog to wait to eat) is NOT going to teach him that you are the boss. The only thing that’s going to teach your dog is how to wait for his food. Nothing more, nothing less.
The problem is, many people after going through and accomplishing the routine of teaching their dog to wait, now believe that they have established themselves as their dogs alpha.
Can anybody tell me what the inherent problem with this way of thinking is ? (Hint- it’s about the dogs future.)
The Spirit Dog
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