DOG DISCIPLINE – BECOME THE PACK LEADER
In order for your dog to be happy, you need to know about dog discipline, so they know what the rules are…set them up for success.
In answer to all of the questions that people ever ask me regarding training, it only ever comes down to one thing… you need to become the pack leader.
When I mention discipline, I’m certainly not on about punishment and ruling through fear – becoming the pack leader involves mostly non-verbal communication, using body language that your dog understands, and earning their respect, so they want to listen to you.
Again, I reiterate, the key is getting them to do what you want through love, choice, respect – NOT fear of being punished.
You need to convince your dog that you are the person in charge: the decision maker; where you should go on the walk; how to behave in different situations; and how to respond to all the strange things that you encounter while out.
Is Dominating Part Of Dog Discipline?
Dominating your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader; in fact this can backfire badly on you later on if you teach your dog that physical strength is what it is all about.
Whilst you may force your dog into submission, it will not be convincing your dogs mind that you are worthy of the position and that you should become the pack leader, only that you are a bit of a bully.
In order to understand how to become the pack leader you must first realise that the following means nothing to a dog…
Is controlling food part of dog discipline?
Asking your dog to sit before her dinner is a start, but falls a long way short of what you need to be achieving to become the pack leader, and things like walking through doorways first is only necessary when your dog is on the lead.
So how do you become the pack leader?
All dogs worldwide, regardless of breed, use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader. During my research I found a great guy who teaches you how to become the pack leader and it’s all on video, so it’s so easy to put into practice, all you have to do is understand and copy what he does… I have personally used his tricks and tips to great effect.
The important areas where you need to take control when becoming the pack leader to instil dog discipline are:
Getting your dog to switch off is directly connected to how you meet and greet your dog after your return home. The difference is so subtle, but it is the difference between being the pack leader or the follower, which is so important when establishing dog discipline.
If you would like to learn from a great teacher, and through videos, which leave you in no doubt as to how to achieve your goals, then I can’t recommend Doggy Dan highly enough…