Being Pack Leader of Your Dog

Being Pack Leader of Your Dog – You DON’T Have to Be Aggressive!

In this article I want to explore two very important questions about dog training. First, is it really necessary for you to be the pack leader? And second, is a pack leader supposed to be aggressive?

Being Pack Leader of Your DogThe Answer to the First Question is YES

Dogs are pack animals.  They are leaders and followers.  It’s simply how dogs work! The pack leader makes the decisions, and the followers follow. Simple. Being the pack leader is the best, most loving, caring, thoughtful thing you’ll ever do for your dog.  They NEED this from you.  It’s what will allow them to be a calm, relaxed, happy dog for their entire lives. Is that reason enough? If you’re looking for easy ways to train a dog – this is truly the best way!

Being Pack Leader of Your DogThe Answer to the Second Question is NO.

Is it necessary to beat your chest, shout, and smack your dog in order to become the pack leader? Absolutely not. And what most people don’t realize is that even in your home, you form a pack.  The members of the pack are you, your significant other, maybe children, other dogs, or a cat.  Regardless of who makes up your family, make no mistake – your dog sees all of you as members of the pack.  And in his eyes, there is always a pack leader, and the pack leader is responsible to make all the decisions.

Is the Pack Leader Aggressive in Their Behavior?

The thing to realize is that the best pack leaders are calm and consistent. They are firm but fair, there is no screaming, no hurting, and no need for smacking. All those things that used to be associated with being the pack leader many years ago are old-school approaches. Old-school dog training used to teach that you needed to physically dominate your dog. It involved a lot of force and confrontation which would often turn ugly. The newest and best dog training focuses on teaching people how to actually win their dog’s mind in a calm and gentle way, so that their dog accepts them as the pack leader through choice, not fear.  By learning how our dogs see the world, we can communicate clearly to them in a way they understand.  There is no need for fear or aggression in training.  If you are struggling, then chances are what your dog needs is to see you as the pack leader.

So Why is This So Important to Know?

Because if your dog doesn’t see YOU as the pack leader, he’ll assume the role himself.  Do you know what a huge responsibility that is to lay on your poor dog? They’ll be aggressive, nervous, anxious, barking all the time, not socializing well with other dogs or people – the list of behavior problems is enormous when a dog thinks he has to be the pack leader.  He is convinced it’s HIS job to protect the pack.  And believe me, he’d much rather have YOU as the pack leader!

Now, in many homes there are dogs who are just too happy to please. They simply do as you ask without any questioning. They are easy to train and the owners are convinced that it is all due to how good they are as owners.  But the fact is, it usually has nothing to do with how good the owners are – some dogs are just easier to train than others.  However, if you have a difficult, very smart, driven dog, then you have to know what you are doing and the messages that you are giving your dog. The secret to training these types of dogs (and most dogs, really) is  to ensure that YOU are the pack leader in the home. Only then will they listen to you. If you are struggling, I can promise you that the best way to train your dog is to become the pack leader – it’s the first thing you need to do.

Being Pack Leader of Your DogBecome the Pack Leader Now

I have discovered a fantastic resource which shows you how to become the pack leader in the most effective, gentle way. It is a dog training website run by professional dog trainer, Doggy Dan.

 

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If you want to discover the most amazing dog training website which explains how to become the pack leader,  then visit The Online Dog Trainer.  This site offers a 3 day trial for $1!  With over 250 videos, including live consultations in people’s homes, the site explains very clearly how to become the pack leader.  The simple steps are clearly laid out for you to follow. The site is quite fascinating.  It even has an entire section dedicated to puppy training, and another to stopping unwanted behaviors. I recently visited the site and was amazed at the content and things I learned. If you are serious about having a well trained dog that you can be proud of, then I fully recommend that you take a look at the site now.  And please, come back and comment below to let me know what you think of Doggy Dan!  Debra 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Being Pack Leader of Your Dog – You DON’T Have to Be Aggressive!”

  1. Hi Debra
    I’m a total animal lover and your website is amazingly bursting with great information. A one-stop shop is more like it. I love the articles you wrote. I have rescued all my animals and I only want the best for them, whether it be training, food, or toys. Great stuff!

  2. Your post is great because it is so true!! I understood the pack leader mentality when I had a chihuahua who thought that she was the pack leader, She was 4lbs of pure aggression until she learned that I was the leader. I currently am the pet owner of 2 older, smaller dogs and I have a new neighbor who moved in with a 125 lb aggressive – breed dog. The dog was so out of control, that I feared for the safety of my dogs and myself. The owner was barely able to keep the leash in hand while his dog was lunging at my dogs. Today though, I do not even recognize how well behaved and docile this dog has become. He actually ignores me and my dogs now. When I asked my neighbor what did he do to his dog, he just laughed and said that they both need to learn who was the pack leader. Thanks for sharing such important information!

    1. Wow, what a great story. I think some dogs get a bad rap for being aggressive, when the only reason they’re doing it is because they’re scared – they think they have to be the one in charge and they don’t know how else to accomplish it. I hope to spread the word about this training website as much as I possibly can because I figure every dog owner who signs up for this training website equals a calm, happy and healthy dog!

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