livoo: what things can i do to show my dog i'm the "alpha"?
i know this will take time but i need tips. somtimes my dog will just not listen and i know yelling doesn't help so i never do that. so i need to know what to do to correct my dog and show him im the boss. thankyou
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Answer by cjrossi
1) calm, assertive behavior. Alphas are self assured.
2) contemporary obedience training techniques (get books and/or take a course)
3) corrections must be given immediately at the time of the misbehavior – calm, assertive behavior especially important here.
4) YOU control the resources (e.g. feeding, toys, playtime, etc.) Alpha is about resource control.
Alpha is not about dominance
Why won't misperceptions that alpha is about dominance die?
Answer by iROT
Pin him o the ground and speak firmly. If you play tug-o-war, YOU must allways win.
Feed him small amounts at a time, don't leave food out. He only eats when you say so. (obviously still give him enough)
On walks, he walks beside you, never in front. If he pulls switch directions, or stop.
Answer by Lisa in reply to iROT
I never thought about it like this. We have a 12 week old german shepherd who was found on the side of the road by my 18 year old daughter. Meig (the dog) has ruled the roost until tonight when I read these posts!!!! OMG What a change in her behavior once I realized that I’m the Alpha, not her. You have given me “LIFE SAVING” skills to deal with the naughty behaviors of this little doggy! Thank you so much!
Answer by ArtFl
You can read the article Why Does My Dog Not Listen to Me. Your puppy/dog doesn’t come to you automatically trusting and respecting you just because you are “human”. To earn his trust and respect; you must set and enforce a consistent set of rules. If there are no defined rules in your household, your puppy will either become confused due to the inconsistency of rules/consequences or become completely out of control, following perfectly normal behavior for the dog world that does not fit into the human world. This will lead to frustration and anger from you, creating frustration and/or aggression from your puppy.
Please read the following article about dominance. http://www.apbc.org.uk/articles/why-wont-dominance-die
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