Wolves are the ancestors of the dog. They have a hierarchical structure and their specific territories are sacred to them, they are social animals and live in, and form packs. Within the wolf pack there is an Alpha or dominant male, and an Alpha, or dominant female. As within the wolf pack, the younger and stronger wolf members will attempt to challenge the Alpha male for dominance and leadership. Within your family pack, depending upon how dominant your dog is, he/she, will attempt to elevate his/her status as well within your family pack. Members within the pack know their exact role and at times flexibility is necessary which adds to the success, and fluidity of the pack order. It is important to establish yourself as the pack leader in the beginning of training and form this partnership relationship of mutual respect, for success in dog training. It is a tough position for your dog to be the ‘Top Dog’ and constantly maintaining the pack balance within the family unit.
There is a very unique technique The Healing Monk Dog Training Program incorporates to establish the pack leader position which is non-invasive to the dog, and yourself, and takes a few moments of time. Once the Alpha Male and Alpha Female roles are established, the subordinates, which are the siblings and other animals in your family, also fall within the pack ‘pecking order’ and a partnership with your dog is established.
It is a great, great! relief for your dog to relinquish their role as pack leader and they will now look to You! for guidance and leadership.