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How To Be The Pack Leader

  A dog’s mother begins training puppies from birth. She makes them wait for food; she controls when they play and how far they travel. Adult dogs need these same rules, boundaries, and limitations from you, their pack leader when dog training. Calm and assertive A pack leader doesn’t project emotional or nervous energy, so neither should you. In the wild, the pack leader uses calm-assertive energy to influence how the dog interacts with his surroundings. She enforces these laws in a quiet way, as is the case when a mother picks up a puppy by the scruff of the

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Maintaining Pack Balance

Pack Adjustment It’s a common scenario. Parents give in to their kids’ pressure to get a puppy. They grow up together, the human child and the canine puppy. They become best pals. And as the child gets older and takes the right of passage from high school to college, he leaves home. For most families, that means the parents keep the dog. While it may be heart-wrenching for the young adult to leave his canine companion behind, it can be difficult on the home pack as well while they re-establish the balance and re-define the rules, boundaries, and limitations for

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