Tag: 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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Stay Command - Obedience Training

Expressing to Lead: How to Communicate With Your Dog, Part 1

  How do dogs communicate with its human pack?   Humans are equipped with the ability to utilize three channels of communication: vocal language, verbal language and nonverbal language. We can communicate with our tone of voice, speech rate, word choice and especially through our body language.   Dogs may be incapable of verbal expressions […]

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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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Behavioural management in Adult Dogs

Why Behavior Management Is Important In Adult Dogs

What should an owner do to maintain his dog’s good behavior patterns? Behavior management in dogs will only bring an owner long-term and permanent success if the following factors are present:   Pack leadership or full time management of a dog’s behavior through the enforcement of boundaries and rules.   Consistent reward and correction to […]

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Obedience Training for Resistance Dogs

Dealing with a Resistant Dog

Why are some dogs resistant to obedience training?   The most common cause of resistance in adult dogs is lack of leadership for most of the dog’s life. If you have seen any of my previous posts on puppies and adolescent dogs, you may have already encountered the concept of “pack leadership.”   Pack leadership […]

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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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