Online dog training videos Feb 2014 - Page 4

4 My Everyday Dog Training Tools by Doggy Dan The Online Dog Trainer 1.Become The Pack Leader Of all the things that’s going to help you to stop any unwanted behavior and develop the relationship with your dog that you have always dreamt of is understanding how to become the pack leader. This is the fundamental principle of my dog training method, and must be in place to experience the full impact of my everyday tools and techniques. Dogs are pack animals, so they understand that there are leaders and followers in their pack, which includes you. Knowing how to communicate to your dog the clear message that you are the pack leader and you make all the decisions is not difficult however it is something that is not widely taught. Without this basic foundation in place you could spend the rest of your life trying to train your dog, reading books, going to different trainers and wondering what is going wrong. You may even think that your dog is stupid or deliberately trying to annoy you. When all along in your dogs mind you were simply not the pack leader and so they did not see why they should listen to you. Thus any training was really a waste of time. Now before we get started it is really important that I emphasize that when I talk about being the pack leader I am talking about a loving leader, more like a parent to a child than a mean boss! Using my method there is absolutely no place for shouting, hitting, kicking your dog or causing any fear or pain. In fact this method is so gentle and amazing that it is fully endorsed and used by the SPCA of New Zealand, so you can rest assured that everyone in the family is going to be happy to implement it. So how does it actually work? Well it’s all about thinking like a dog rather than a human – in a way it is sort of dog psychology. Let me give you a quick example of what I am talking about and show you a quick glimpse through the eyes of a dog rather than our own. One of the most common misconceptions is that an old bone (or any edible chew for that matter) lying around in the house or the garden has no meaning for your dog. It’s just a treat that you, the loving owner, have given to your dog and they don’t want it…