|Barked: Fri Apr 24, '09 12:24pm PST |
|I don't think you need to worry about you not being an alpha.
I think the dog simply adores him and is expressing the love through trying to be with him every sec.
I think if he goes outside it would be good to buy an extra large crate and put her in. It won't be a bad thing, he can toss a tiny tid bit of food in every time.
Then when he gets done playing with the kids she can come out.
Also, get her out and train her. Use food like diced chicken. Get her around good people and good dogs on leash get the socialization in right away and make sure she is getting the right amount of daily exercise. The son can also do some positive training since the dog is very attentive to him. Have him get the book by Sheila Booth, purely and positive training and work at the basic stuff slowly working on each thing for one week. Will be good for him to have a totally cool obedient dog by the end of summer. All the kids will be wanting to go with him/dog on walks and stuff. Buy the dog a back pack so they can take some pop with them.
My dog only listens to me. She is big mommy's dog. But, I raised her and provided every detail of fun. Sometimes this breed attaches to one person, it may be the person personality, their ora, their smell, it is hard to say, but this could be a very good thing. The son could enter the dog into 4-h or other programs and win some cool stuff. And when he gone try to bathe, feed, walk, train the dog, the dog can learn to be more liberal with you. I noticed Collies are like this to. They attach to one person and don't listen to anyone else, but are very sweet to entire household.
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