|Barked: Sat Apr 27, '13 9:02am PST |
|Omg, I hadn't even read through all of them myself--it just gets better and better
Wrestling with your dog and playing “tug of war” games tells him that you want him to be a warrior. He feels that you are teaching him this because you want him to be more aggressive and dominant with people, and that you want him to take over leadership of the pack from you – through aggression. In the wild, he would need to develop these skills to defend him and the pack, to kill his food, and to fight for “alpha” dog position for breeding rights. But in our social pack or family environment, he does not have to kill his food—we give it to him. We do not want him running out and biting people—lawsuits! And most of all, we do not want him biting any member of the family to take over leadership of the pack. So immediately stop all “tug of war” and wrestling games, unless you want to live with the terrible consequences.
Where should your dog sleep? The leader of the pack chooses where he or she sleeps and also designates where the rest of the pack is to sleep as well.
Ok, as your king, I'm sleeping here, Fang you will sleep there, to the right of Grip and Tigerlily and Butch you will be sleeping outside the den tonight . . .
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