Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr
When I get asked what’s the best puppy training guide: be a good pack leader is always the first piece of advice I offer. You are the Alpha to your puppy, and he/she looks to you for guidance, instruction, protection, care and security. Just like the leader of a wolf pack, the subordinate dogs respect and follow their top dog and this loyalty and connection is a natural instinct instilled in all breeds of dog.
Whether you have an adorable little Shih Tzu or a massive Great Dane, puppies need you to be their leader, their Alpha.
Being a good pack leader is imperative for the mental well-being of your puppy, and this leadership is essential to maintain at all times. If this structure is not in place in the life of your pet, is when obedience issues and problem behavioral patterns emerge.
Best Puppy Training Guide: Be a Good Pack Leader
Cesar Millan says,
In 2011, I couldn’t have been more proud of Junior. We’ve traveled the world together, teaching thousands of people how they can be better pack leaders for their dogs with Junior demonstrating what it means to be calm-submissive.
Every time we do a show together, people come up to me and tell me that they would never have believed a pit bull could be so sweet, friendly, and well-behaved. And I can’t tell you how many have told me that they had never considered adopting a power breed because they thought they were scary and unsafe. But Junior changed their minds.
When the only images you see of pit bulls on the news are pit bulls who attack or are involved in fighting rings or as guard dogs for gangsters and drug dealers, it’s no wonder people are afraid. Junior has delivered the message that it isn’t the dog that’s the problem, it’s the human. And people are listening.
I hope in 2012 I can continue to introduce people to dogs like Junior, and inspire them not to pass by the power breeds or the older and injured dogs that fill our animal shelters. They need your love and your care and want to give it in return. Click here to visit the original source of this post
So, the best puppy training guide: be a good pack leader and be a responsible and caring pet owner by giving your dog what he needs to feel part of your family, part of your pack, and, most importantly, make sure that your dog is not the head of the pack as this will throw him off balance and create havoc for you and your home. Lovingly care for your dog by supporting the natural instincts to follow the pack leader.
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