How do I let my dog know that I am the pack leader?”

By |2017-08-29T15:23:32+10:00October 27th, 2015|Dominance Myth, Human-Animal Bond|

Dear Sarah, The breeder I got my puppy from told me that I have a dominant puppy and that I need to be careful not to let her dominate me. How do I stop that from happening? Phil F   Hi Phil, Dogs don’t spend their lives trying to “dominate” humans, or to try and get “one-up” on them. While dogs are opportunists (aren’t we all?), they will usually partake in behaviour that works for them. For example – if a dog nudges your hand to get you to pat them, it’s not because they are trying to “dominate” you, [...]