Become The Pack Leader

Of all the things that are going to help you to stop any unwanted behavior and develop

the relationship with your dog that you have always dreamt of is understanding how

to become the pack leader. This is the fundamental principle of any dog training

method, and must be in place to experience the full impact of everyday tools and

techniques.

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Dogs are pack animals, so they understand that there are leaders and followers in

their pack, which includes you. Knowing how to communicate to your dog the clear

message that you are the pack leader and you make all the decisions is not difficult

however, it is something that is not widely taught.

Now before we get started it is really important to emphasize that when we talk

about being the pack leader we are talking about a loving leader, more like a parent to

a child than a mean boss! Using the method below, there is absolutely no place for

shouting, hitting, kicking your dog or causing any fear or pain so you can rest assured that

everyone in the family is going to be happy to implement it.

 

So how does it actually work? Well it’s all about thinking like a dog rather than a

human – in a way it is sort of dog psychology. Let me give you a quick example of

what I am talking about and show you a quick glimpse through the eyes of a dog

rather than our own.

One of the most common misconceptions is that an old bone (or any edible chew for

that matter) lying around in the house or the garden has no meaning for your dog.

It’s just a treat that you, the loving owner, have given to your dog and they don’t

want it…

Now your dog may not have touched it in months, or they may have buried it in the

garden or down the back of the couch, and to us it is rubbish, worthless and

irrelevant. In our human minds, it has no bearing at all on the dog behavioral issues

that we are experiencing and so desperate to fix. Yet to your dog this bone is their

PROOF that they are the pack leader. In their minds, since they control the food,

which is one of, if not the most important resource in their world, they must be the

leader!

So in a nutshell, as long as that bone is lying around under their control, nothing

that you do can convince them that you are their master. To them that bone is like

the King’s crown, the treasure chest and the golden goose all rolled into one.

Very often people are actually told by trainers who do not know any better to leave

bones and food toys lying around to try to keep your dog content when they are left

alone. Now you will understand that whilst this all sounds very good in theory, if you

think like a human, the truth of the matter is that to a dog this will cause you a lot

more issues in the long run. You could in fact be setting yourself up for a lot of

trouble.

It is amazing really that such a simple thing as leaving bones around for the dog can

lead to such huge issues because they think they are the pack leader.

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And remember that this is just one tiny little example of the way your dog views things.

The good news is that is so easy to rectify – simply pick up the bones when your dog

has finished eating them! Easy.

 

So hopefully that gives you a good idea of what I mean when I say that to help a dog

you have to think like a dog, and stop expecting them to think like humans.

Below you can find 5 Golden Rules to Becoming the Pack Leader which, when applied

consistently, will remove as much as 95% of the problems you’re experiencing with

your dog.

If you’d like to learn more about them, please visit the link below, which shows

you exactly how to become the pack leader without any fear or aggression: CLICK HERE

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