How to Train a Dominant Dog
How to train a dominant dog
Education and Training Tips
- Teach the dog what’s right and wrong. You need to teach him everything as soon as the animal starts living at your home. Correct his inappropriate behavior, such as jumping up on the bed or urinating inside the house.
- Don’t let the dog take ownership of any rooms. By letting the animal get up on beds, armchairs and furniture, will only reinforce his self-esteem. His dominance will increase, and he’ll think he’s the owner and possessor of everything.
- The dog should eat after the family does. It’s important for the dog to eat after his owner does. In a pack, the dominant dog eats before everyone else. When the owner eats first, the animal will realize that he is not the leader, but the one who takes care of him is.
- Always lead your dog during walks. When walking a dominant dog, the owner must always take the lead. Don’t ever let the animal walk ahead of you.
- Social relationships. The animal must get along with those of his own kind. So, it’s necessary to reinforce friendly relationships.
- Train the dog. Give him basic orders at all times. Sit down, lie down, fetch, among others.
- Don’t lose your patience. Sometimes dogs act like children. They require patience and understanding in order to learn what they should or should not do.