5 Hacks that makes you the Alpha dog of the pack

5 Hacks that makes you the Alpha dog of the pack

Hello, Guardians

Today I want to talk to you about how to make your dog listen to you.

I personally think that training is really important for your dog as it teaches him how to behave and what is expected of him.

Before I get into the training tips, let see how Dominant is your dog? Then I will tell you a little story.

Story: Why sometimes I don't listen to my Guardian

So I guess you all know by now that Tania is my beginning and my end, I live to be with her and Gianni. The thing  I hate most in this world is being left alone.

I spend all my life before we arrived in Italy with mom. Ok, I know what you are thinking, such a mamma’s boy. Yes, I admit it, I am a mamma’s boy.

So when Tania leaves me on my own, I act out by barking when she arrives and when she leaves. I bark as if it is the end of the world and nothing that Tania says or does will change it.

I hate being on my own and nobody is going to training me to change. When I am with my guardians, I am the sweetest little dog but I become one of the “Hounds of Hell” when they leave me and don’t drink, eat or sleep when I am on my own, I just wait.

I know she’s the boss and I know she can’t be with me all the time but I want her to be and I won’t settle for anything less.

Why Won't My Dog Listen To Me?

This is a common question that most first-time Dog Training“Guardians ask. As a dog myself, I will let you in on the secret, let me ask you a few first:

    • Do you use cookies, collars, head halters or clickers to make your Dog listen to your commands?
    • Do you have to raise your voice every time you want your Dog to listen to you?
    • Does your Dog always come or sit on command – anytime and anywhere you want him to?
      If your answers are mostly in the no, its time you seriously reconsider your role as a sincere Dog Guardian and an ideal pet parent.

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Get Your Dog To Listen To You

Before you begin any training, you must first establish yourself as the “ALPHA dog” of your family. Your dog must know that you’re the leader of the pack and you are the one in charge.

Top 5 DO's and DONT's to be the leader of the pack:

1) Always go out or come in through the door first - remember you are the leader

2) Always eat first - give your dog something to eat only after you've finished your meal;

3) Don’t circle around your dog when he is lying on the floor - make your Dog move out of your way instead;

4) Don't let your Dog set the rules - pay attention to him when you think fit and not whenever he demands;

5) Don’t permit your Dog to sleep with you in your bed - demarcate his sleeping area clearly

Once you successfully established yourself as the Alpha, training your dog and making him listen will be a lot easier than you can imagine. Remember, if your dog does not learn to “listen”, all your training efforts will be in vain!

  • Does your Dog know his name?
  • Does your Dog look at you whenever you call him by his name?
  • This is the first and the most critical step involved in Dog Training.
  • If your dog doesn't respond to his name, you cannot have his attention for teaching him any other commands

Training Tip

To make sure that your dog recognizes his name:

  • Take a treat in your hand and hold it away from your body
  • Call your Dog's name.
  • He is most likely to look at the treat in your hand.
  • Continue calling his name until he turns and looks at your eyes.
  • Give him the treat immediately.
  • Repeat this exercise by holding the treat in the other hand.
  • Once you're sure that your dog has learnt to recognize his name, just call his name and reward him for looking at you by petting or with a hug.

You must understand that dogs respond far better to positive reinforcement than they do to coercion or force.

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Words of Wisedom

When you are a dog with a Guardian your whole world revolves around being man's best friend.  I agree that training is a vital point of our education just like any child needs to learn. What I disagree with is that we are trained to such an extent that we become robots and lose our personalities. Some of us are willing to take that sacrifice but some of us are stubborn that way. The point is to be kind and not raise your voice to your dog. Show him what is right and let him show you what a good dog he can be.
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Next up

Next time we will look at getting your dog in a daily routine and answer the question:

Where should my dog sleep?

I know what the training says above but you will see another side.

I will also do a review on a product that would help with my favorite pass time. Don’t worry this is also not the end of my dog training tips, I will also be focusing on specific problems

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Tosyn

    I always think of training a dog like you are training a child. I totally agree that they are more likely to respond to positive reinforcement than force. Treat them with kindness and employ humane methods to get you dog to listen to you. Those tips you shared are definitely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. David nelson

    I must say I would be very indebted to you if this works,i just got two baby rottweiler some months back and they would be exactly 4 months old now, and they have been giving me issues as I can’t control them, I would try this tips out and see the outcome..thanks anyway.

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