Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obedience Training For Dogs

Obedience Training for Dogs

One thing about dogs -- they WANT to please their masters. Now, cats don't feel the same way. Cats pretty much do as they please, but dogs want to make the people they love happy. And because dogs want to please you, obedience training is simply done by helping the dog to understand what you want him to do. If he understands, he will do what you tell him to do.

It's important to understand that dogs, ALL DOGS, are pack animals. And it's really important to understand that a pack has only one alpha dog -- one leader. When you get a puppy, you and your family become his pack. From the puppy's point of view, every pack must have a leader. If you aren't the alpha dog, the boss, the pack leader, your puppy WILL assume that role.

There are only two choices, the way the puppy sees it: either YOU'RE the boss, or HE'S the boss. It'll be better for both of you if you are the boss. You'll both be happier. One way to establish yourself as the alpha dog in your puppy's world is to initiate obedience training as early as possible.

Deblyns German Shepherds

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