Does your dog know his place in the family?

Everyone knows that the alpha dog is the leader. Well, I’ve met some families where the dog even leads the people. It could be a large, dominant male mastiff or a tiny little 6-pound Yorkie. Size doesn’t matter—what matters is that dogs are pack animals and every pack has a hierarchy. If your dog looks around and says, “I’m the alpha. I’m in charge here”, guess who makes up the rules? Guess who decides who’s sleeping where and what’s a chew toy and what isn’t?  You can still be a wonderful dog person without giving up your rightful place. By setting clear boundaries and making consistent rules, you’ll a better relationship and in all likelihood, a more secure, confident dog.

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