The following exercises, when followed correctly will establish your dominance over your dog in a non-physical way. Your dog should feel that he/she has no power over you and must rely on you for all their basic physical and psychological needs. Dogs that understand their place within the family unit display far less behavioral problems and live happier lives. These exercises will reduce anxiety, dominance and aggression problems while maintaining better obedience control in trained dogs. These simple techniques communicate to your dog that you are in charge.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you are scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout – run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
I am often asked by clients why it is that dogs today have so many behavioral problems. As a child, it seemed that Dog Training was a service reserved for the wealthy estate owners of the northeast. Today it is a necessity for all dog owners regardless of financial status. I have contemplated that question since it first came to mind in the infancy of my career.