The Alpha dog
In a natural state, dogs would live their
entire lives within the closely structured social order of their pack.
While young, they would begin to learn the workings of the packs social
system and, as they grew, begin to establish their place within the packs
need – and want – leaders.
They have an instinctive need to fit
into a pack. They want the security
of knowing their place and what’s
expected of them. Most of them don’t
want to be alpha – they want
someone else to give orders and make
decisions. But if his humans do not
provide that leadership, the dog will
take over the alpha-role himself. To reclaim
your family’s rightful place
as leaders of the pack, your dog needs
to learn how to be a subordinate,
not an equal. He knew this once, as
a baby puppy, because his mother taught
him. She showed him very early in
life that she was alpha and that he
had to respect her.
Leadership exercises can confirm humans as the alpha of the family pack. Once you establish this relationship, your dog will seek you out. He will want to be with you and will treat you with respect and affection. After he learns to submit to handling, all other tasks such as grooming, nail clipping, cleaning ears, and medicating will be easier to accomplish. But first he must learn that you have the power to handle him, and that handling will not lead to any harm! He must come to trust you entirely.
Your dog will accept you as
the leading alpha
The social hierarchy of dogs is easily transferred
from the litter or pack to the human family when owners understand the
dynamics of dog communication and community interaction.
You don't have to do anything
to acquire your dogs love.