Its important to start obedience training with your dog from day one. Whether you have a brand new puppy, a rescue dog or an older dog that has developed some bad habits, obedience training is your go to tool – and its never too late to start or go back to basic obedience training. Establishing and maintaining yourself and other family members as leaders of the pack are very important.
Dogs are ancestors of the wolf and dogs like their ancestors have a strongly defined social structure with clear rules for leadership and pack hierarchy. The pack is led by the alpha, your home and family is your dog’s pack and if your dog does not perceive you to be an appropriate leader, he will try to elevate himself into that position.
Dogs require and thrive on leadership and social structure and are more confident and relaxed when they understand their place in the pack so it is important to establish the proper relationships in your home through consistent obedience training methods with Alpha Dog Training Company using a Praise/Play reward system without food treats.