Your host, Debbie, is a positive trainer with a passion for dogs, their behavior and helping you create a well behaved dog. This is a dog training and behavior podcast that with help you and your new puppy build good healthy habits right from the start. It will also help you understand your dog’s behavior and build a strong, fulfilling, and fun relationship for years to come.
You need to be your dog’s pack leader. This much is clear. However, when I talk about leadership it doesn’t have anything to do with “alpha” or “dominance”. I believe those words are overused and greatly misunderstood. But mostly, I believe that it leads us to the wrong type of relationship with our dog. Make no mistake you need to be your dog’s pack leader, but I want you to think about more like a parent or teacher. You make the rules, you decide how you want your dog to act and then it's up to us to guide and teach them how to be the dog we want them to be. It’s a balance of respect, patience, and trust.There are three parts to being a good pack leader to your dog that builds this type of relationship. We need to:* Lead by example* Lead with consistency * Lead with patienceIn this episode, I will talk about each one, what they mean, and how they fit into the bigger picture.