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Easy Reading Guide For Pet Owners
Of The Pack Dog Training
I would like to explain
three very important facts about your relationsip with your dog as
these will show whether you control
your dog, or if it is the
other way round where he controls you...
The first is do you understand what
is meant by being the pack leader.
The second is whether you think it is
all hype and put about by dog trainers to give them some importance in the dog
The third, if you do agree with the first, is do you think the pack leader has to be top
dog by using aggression, for example by making the most noise,
thrashing your pet dog if he does wrong showing your anger to control
Your answer to these questions could easily transform your
relationship with your beloved companion, almost instantly and forever.
Questions 1 and
2: Being the pack leader?
Let's first of all look at the facts...
Dogs are naturally pack animals. There are leaders and followers within
this group, just like most species on this earth and you trying to
change that is a waste of your time. It always has been that way and
always will be.
The pack leaders are the top dogs within those groups who make the
decisions and the followers simply follow their guide.
As a species, dogs have descended from wolves, again pack animals who
tend to look after themselves to survive as a group, and what most
people don't seem to understand is that even in your home group, you,
to the dog, represent a pack, regardless of the species withing that
pack, be it a cat, dog, children, adults, even a pet goldfish in a tank
sat on the sideboard...
From the dog's point of
all these beings within this group are his pack members and there needs
to be one in control to make all the big decisions to keep the pack
Now in many homes there are some dogs who are only too happy to please.
They are submissive, very easy to train and their owners have convinced
themselves that this is all down to their good training methods and how
they care for their dog.
You may even know people like this... They have this amazing, easy,
placid dog that does everything it should and never causes any upset to
anyone. You just can't work out why as the owners don't seem to do
anything special. In fact you may well be a bit cheesed off as your dog
is causing you so much grief.
The truth here is...
It's usually nothing to do with the owners and how they train
their dogs... It's just that some dogs are much easier to
train than others.
And the silly part of it is they may have had a dog for years and
convinced themselves they are 'naturals' with dogs so keep dishing out
advice to anyone who'll listen about how they control their dog, when
in reality they just have an 'easy dog'!
On the other hand you may have a difficult or smart, driven dog and you
may need to know properly about the messages you are giving to your
dog. You need to understand how your dog 'reads' you so you can
communicate properly with him. It is much more difficult to train these
dogs as understang their behaviour doesn't come naturally to us, as a
different species, and the only way
you can keep control of your dog is to ensure that YOU are pack leader within
It is only then they will
listen to you...
And the difference between these easy and difficult
dogs has nothing at all to do with their breeds. It's all about their
own character and individual personality, and the worst of it is, after
you have brought home that adorable puppy, then the character develops
more and evolves to take in his surroundings.
Compared to ourselves, the easy dogs are the wall-flowers who don't
want to be in the lime-light, while the difficult ones are the
go-getters, wanting to take charge, to rule the roost - they want to
dominate and give the orders. So with this dog's character you may be
finding that training your dog is not really happening when he wants to
be the pack leader.
Maybe you have tried bribing him with treats which never seems to work
as you are battling his natural attitude. It's like trying to swim
upstream against a strong current where you are getting nowhere and
it's a constant struggle.
And it's all because in
your dog's mind you are not the pack leader who must be followed... YET!
You see, if you are the one swimming against the flow, you do need to
become the pack leader, so it is not just hype.
Does a pack leader need to be aggressive in their
The one thing a good pack leader exudes is a calm and consitant manner.
They are firm but fair; there's no screaming, shouting, no hurting or
smacking; there's no need for any of that, even if we do fly off the
handle now and again.
That's the old fashioned idea where we were taught we had to physically
dominate out dogs, to be more aggressive. It involves a lot of force
and confrontation with your dog and cause you endless stress at the
The more modern, and much better training methods are where people are
taught how to actually win their dogs trust in a calm and gentle way so
their dog accepts them as the pack leader through choice, rather than
fear or domination.
By learning how our dogs see the world through their eyes we can then
adjust our own behaviour to communicate clearly with them in a way they
understand. It is of the utmost importance we manage to give them the
right messages rather than baffling them with the way humans react to
any situation. Just think, we would never apply any bird or fish
psychology to a dog, so why apply human? Not only that, but do you know
of any dog that has learned psychology?
We, as humans, are basically primates, we have evolved from apes, but
your dog is a canine developed from wolves, so there is a vast
difference in our evolved understanding of pack leadership.
When you understand your dog's mind and where they are coming from
there is absolutely no need for any aggressive training or domination.
If you are struggling then more than likely your dog does not see you
as the pack leader and simply does not understand what you want from
Here's something I found that will help you out and it's something
anyone can do. There's videos included in the pdf to help you
understand what's needed to cover many dog behaviour related problems
and what you need to do to correct them, mostly by becoming the pack
leader and learning about dog behaviour the easy way.
Take a look at this FREE pdf to learn how to become
the pack leader now...
If you are serious about wanting your dog to be so well behaved you
become stress free and proud of him, then I recommend you take a look
at this FREE pdf now.