Be a leader and set an example for your dog.
Respect training. Below we’ve listed some tips for this type of training approach:
Follower dogs feel secure because they know someone else is in charge.
Your dog craves a leader who has everything under control. Then HE doesn’t have to worry about trying to figure out our complicated world. Follower dogs can just relax and enjoy life while YOU handle all the decisions.
Follower dogs feel happy because everyone likes them.
Since follower dogs are so willing to listen to you and learn from you, it’s easy to teach them the kinds of good behaviors that make them stand out in a crowd. People appreciate well-behaved follower dogs and are quick to pet them and compliment them. Dogs love this kind of attention.
Follower dogs feel secure because they’ve learned the consequences of everything they do.
Follower dogs have been taught which behaviors bring them praise, petting, and treats, and which behaviors bring scolding or corrections. This clear distinction helps them choose which behaviors to do, and which behaviors to avoid. Dogs love the security of knowing what to do and what not to do.
Follower dogs are happy because they’ve learned what our human sounds mean.
Like anyone who learns a foreign language, your dog feels confident and empowered when he understands what you’re saying.
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