How To Train A Dominant Dog
Have you ever been in a situation where you are out for a stroll with your dog, happily walking down the street or trail when your heart skips a beat and then sinks as you see another dog approaching?
It could only mean one thing. Your wonderful but quite dominant friend is going to try to leave their mark on another dog. And you’ve really no idea how terrible this could go! Even though the other dog is on a leash you know you’re in trouble if they come too close, and so you start looking for a way out. But before you know it your dog is pulling like the devil, and arm is about to come off! You’ve tried it all, like tugging on the leash, a new collar, treats. but nothing has made the slightest bit of difference. Now it’s just a case of keeping them separated at all costs. You’ve started to give up any and all hope.
When and where did it start to all go so horribly wrong?
The thing that most and many pet owners and dog trainers don’t seem to get is that if you have been giving your dog the wrong messages at home then it’s too late to turn it around when you see another dog on the street or trail.
The simple fact is this…
Dogs are wonderful but simple animals. And I mean that in a very caring and loving way. But they’re simply not interested in bigger houses, faster cars or their next vacation. Rather, dogs are about survival. First & foremost. Which of course includes to protect property and the pack, especially when they are outdoors.
Think about it, dogs are really pack animals. They understand there are leaders and followers. And the leaders decide what is dangerous and take the initiative protecting the pack. So what do you think happens when your dog thinks that they are the pack leader and they walk down the street and see another strange dog coming?
That’s right. They walk up to them chest-up, head-up, tail-up and try to get them to back down. And that’s when it all goes crazy.
But what started the reaction was giving your dog the message that they were in charge in the first place! That they’re in fact the Pack Leader in your home. This is where Doggy Dan’s dog training method is so cool. He totally understands how to show dogs that you’re the pack leader and the site explains how YOU can do all of that in a very kind and simple way. Dan even offers YOU this 3 Day $1 trial of the site you can take advantage of.
But what’s really most impressive is that he does this in such a kind and gentle way……And its quite simple, he uses 5 Golden Rules.
When you can see Doggy Dan’s pack around other dogs they do not overplay their role as they all know he is the pack leader and so they can take it easy.
Now of course all dogs are different and some dogs are naturally more dominant than others, and there are some who like to be more submissive. It doesn’t really matter what kind your dog is.
The secret is this:
YOU need to be the Pack Leader. Once this is established, you will find all the other training tricks will start to work. A gentle pull on the leash, the distraction using a food treat and the gentle word of warning. The fact is that the training approaches that you’re currently using are probably really good ones but without a solid foundation they simply aren’t working. Because in summary your dog is not taking any notice of you once the other dog shows up. Your dog has bigger things to worry about, like protecting followers in their pack (you). So, to turn it around… again, YOU need to become the pack leader.
Doggy Dan has given me some great training tricks that I can share that will help you achieve that calmer dog as the other dogs approach, so here are a couple. But remember, the pack leader foundation HAS to be in place first.
- Food distractions: This approach can really work with some food hounds! The key is this: use it as a distraction. Do not reward your dog after they have lunged towards the oncoming dog. Use amazing food, such as chicken or cheese. Not their usual biscuits!
- Take it slowly: Do not expect miracles overnight. Unless you’ve just put the pack leader rules in place! Often pushing things too fast will result in it going wrong, but going slowly builds confidence.
- Master the walk: Make sure that you’ve gotten control of your dog’s walking before you meet the oncoming dog. If you need to consider a device other than a flat collar to achieve this then do so.
- Stay focused on what you want: It’s easy to react and get sucked into following your dog’s behavior but remember, you need to continue to show your dog exactly how you want them to behave.
- Be ready to step in: Stay focused on the best result but be ready to step in and quickly guide your dog away or gently tug or correct them. Once you’ve done this remember to relax immediately afterwards. One of the things that I love about this whole method is that it works with your dog’s natural instincts.
It is quite natural that one dog will be above another. You can’t remove that out of dogs. When by positioning yourself as the “top dog” in the pack, they will not be as likely to become overly protective, nervous, dominant or take things too far. If you want to watch a great video of two dogs playing at being dominant and submissive then check this video out. CLICK HERE dogtrainer.e-buzzer.com
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Remember that trying to deal with the problem when you see the other dog approaching is always going to be too late. It’s about sorting out the real cause of the issue that will turn things around.
Your dog is really just waiting for you to give them the right messages!