Dogs are a pack animal…
And as much as we may idealise a society where all creatures are equal, George Orwell captured the failure of society to function as equals in his book Animal Farm.
Even in nature there is a recognition an orderly society requires some kind of leadership.
This is perhaps best demonstrated in the dog world.
The survival of dogs in the wild depends on their ability to function as a team or pack. Yet within that pack there has to be an “alpha male” or leader who holds the pack together.
Your cute little fur-ball that curls up on the end of the bed has not forgotten his heritage. He still requires the security and discipline of pack life.
If you are not providing that kind of leadership and structure your dog will feel the need to fill the pack leader role. Your weakness will inspire them to protect and care for you.
Often a strong dog in a weak family has tragic results for all concerned, so it is responsible for you as a dog owner to learn what your dog expects of you.
The following list of what your dog expects from you came from the blog of Dog Positive Training
* Daily exercise
* Mental stimulation
Dog Training is one of the best ways of showing your love for you dog. Well trained, well exercised, well feed dogs are the happiest and most loyal of dogs.