It is just as important to educate the people in a dog's life to be good leaders. Some aspects of leadership with our dog are counter-intuitive. Good leaders do not forcibly dominate or
intimidate their dog.
Good leadership takes charge through setting boundaries and not giving in to demanding, pushy behavior. Dogs should earn petting and praise, work for food and toys. Dogs will feel
more secure with naps confined to a crate.
Consistent leadership builds a bond between you and your canine companion. Dogs want to please us and they want some one to take charge and protect and direct the "pack".
What a relief it is to your dog to give that role over to you!