Category: Pack Leadership

Dog Obedience Training - Social Needs

Fulfilling Your Dog’s Needs, Part 2: Social Needs

What happens to a dog when its social needs are ignored by its owner?   It is very unfortunate that many dog owners feel that their pets don’t have any other needs, apart from shelter and food. If you are serious about training your dog and keeping your pet happy for years to come, you […]

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Communicate with Your Dog

Expressing to Lead: How to Communicate With Your Dog, Part 2

  How would you like to succeed in training your dog by naturally communicating with it through nonverbal language?   Dog owners have one big collective dream: to one day see that their dogs have become well-behaved, intelligent and responsive animals that are capable of understanding and carrying out important commands.   We humans have […]

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Transforming Yourself Into a Pack Leader, Part 2

  How can you maintain order in your dog’s daily activities?   In our last blog post, we talked about how you can prepare yourself to become the best pack leader that your dog can ever have.   The necessary preparations include setting realistic goals, creating a “personal zone” for your dog and improving your […]

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Transforming Yourself Into a Pack Leader, Part 1

  How can a dog owner become an effective pack leader?   The most challenging part of training a dog is not the training routines themselves, but the requirement that you have to become a natural pack leader to your dog.   Dogs are naturally inclined to follow the example and lead of a pack […]

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Fulfilling your dogs Mental Needs - Obedience Training

Fulfilling Your Dog’s Needs, Part 1: Mental Needs

   What are your dog’s mental needs and how can you respond to them?   Like people, our dogs have different needs that we have to fulfill if we want to keep our pets happy and well-behaved. As you may already know, dogs aren’t terribly difficult to care for.   In fact, dogs can be […]

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Come Command for Dogs

Teaching Adolescent Dogs, Part 2: Refining Dog Obedience Training

  Are you having difficulties training your adolescent canine?   Training an adolescent dog is a bit like teaching a teenager important life skills, like driving on a busy highway or parallel parking. Imagine: you’ve already made the best plans and you have a nice reward waiting for your student once he’s accomplished the basics. […]

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Puppy Obedience Training, Part 3: Pack Leadership

Why is pack leadership necessary?   Pack leadership is essential to obedience training, especially during puppyhood. It is during this time that your young dog is learning about the world and how it works. Some people say that the idea of becoming a pack leader sounds excessive because they believe that dogs need friends, not […]

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