Do you know how to establish dominance over a dog? It can be one of the most difficult things to master. Dogs crave attention and approval. They want to be your friend and if you give them what they desire, they will be your loyal companion. However, if you do not establish dominance over him, your dog may become difficult to train and discipline.
The first step is to realize that dogs are not equal. Some dogs have been trained to behave better and others haven’t. Dominance over a dog is a natural trait and the level of training required will vary from dog to dog. Some breeds of dogs such as Jack Russell Terriers and Miniature Schnauzers are naturally aggressive while Pugs and Pug puppies are typically more submissive.
To attain dominance over your dog, you need to establish yourself as the leader of the pack. You should be the one who makes the calls and set the rules. This includes walking with your dog, feeding him and stopping his unwanted behaviors.
Gaining his respect is part of your process to establish as his alpha dog. This can be achieved by making him feel safe. Providing treats and praise when he does something “right” can go a long way towards getting this respect. This will make your dog see you as the leader of the pack and will eventually make him respect you.
In addition to taking your dog for walks, playing games, and teaching him how to obey, you should also learn how to use body language to show him that you are the leader. This is essential to keep your dog safe and contented.
It might take months before you can successfully gain the upper hand in your dog pack. While there are many different dog training techniques and tips, there is one underlying theme that applies to all of them. Dogs learn through positive reinforcement. You must be able to provide your dog with a great deal of positive reinforcement before he will be willing to accept dominance from you.
Positive reinforcement works on the concept of rewarding your dog for the correct actions or behaviors that he is showing. Through the use of treats, your dog will associate his behavior with this pleasant experience and would perform this action over and over again.
You can make it as fun as you can to train your dog. You can even let your dog have his favorite toy as a reward.
In order for this training to work, you must always be positive. Don’t ever yell or scream at your dog. This will only serve to confuse him and he will start to fear you. Be calm and controlled when your dog gets rebellious. Remember that it takes time for your dog to trust you and see you as his leader pack.
Some dog trainers recommend using a clicker to assist in attaining dominance. The clicker works because it emits a high-pitched, high-decibel sound. This makes the dog realizes that he is being disrespected.
When he had done a good job and ready to receive his treat, the sound of the clicker will make him run to you to get his reward. Every time he follows this training, you can vary the treats given to him. He will eventually learn that he cannot be disrespected if he hopes to get his reward.
Another way to teach your dog is by praising him when he does what you want him to do. You do this by saying “Good Boy!” in a firm, excited voice. Then give him his treat and praise him again. Eventually, your dog will start to see that you are his alpha dog and makes the “calls”.
Dogs are naturally dominant, so it is up to you as his owner to correct him whenever he is acting out of line. You must not attempt to discipline him if you do not recognize that he is being dominant.
The basic rules for training your dog to be obedient are simple, but it takes some dedication and consistency. Praise your dog and offer him treats. Reward good behavior with treats, and correct bad behavior with a clicker.
Dogs are the most social animals in the world. Your dog wants attention from you. He craves your approval. If you let him have his way when it comes to how you want him to behave, he will become dominant over you. To teach him obedience, you must show him what he cannot do.
If your dog is not obeying you, perhaps he is not completely obedient yet. This does not mean he is a bad dog. It just means he has to understand that you are the alpha dog. If he understands that he is not dominant, then he will not have much trouble obeying you. He will know that he has to listen to you.
Dogs need to be trained, just like children. If you find a dog that you can train to be the perfect companion for your children, you may just have found a friend for them.
Training your dog that you are his alpha should begin as early as possible. It is vital that you are able to control your pet from a very young age. Never hit or shout at him, and never ever use physical violence. Be firm, but fair. In the long run, your dog will learn to submit to you.