by Erin
(Niagara falls NY)

My German Shepard is 10 months old I got her when she was 8 weeks old took her to obedience training she was a meek puppy than all of a sudden she became aggressive could not take her to store any more she barks at everybody and every animal. She got loose and ran up to neighbors dog she did not bite but she acted like she was than she attacked another neighbor she did not bite. Of course she totally ignored me and everyone in my family the only way I got her to come was to fall down and scream like I was hurt she came running over to me and my daughter got her. WE LOVE HER SO MUCH AND SHE LOVES ALL OF US MY 4 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER CAN PLAY WITH HER, RUFF HOUSE, DISPLINE HER,TEASE HER(WHICH I STOP IMMEDITALY) BUT THE DOG NEVER,IS AGGRESSIVE WITH any of us, I am at the end of my rope I cant walk her, play with her at off leash park, or take her anywhere in public. This is not a good life for her, or us and a terrible first dog experience for my granddaughter I realize I made a mistake by getting her as I never owned a German Shepard before all my dogs were mutts, But it is not fair to any of them to suffer because of my mistake so I need help to turn this around I know she is a good dog and I don't want to teach my granddaughter giving up is ok pulse I think it would really hurt her to loose her first puppy. And I think it would devastate my dog to rehome her even though she might have a better life with someone that can handle her. I am crying right now just thinking of the situation I have put us all in Please heeelp!....


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Aug 03, 2020
Become The Pack Leader
by: Online Dog Trainer

Become The Pack Leader

Of all the questions that people ask "how to become the pack leader" is the big one! This is by far the most important question how to convince your dog that you are the person in charge. Think of the pack leader as the decision maker - where you should go on the walk, how to behave in different situations and how to respond to all the strange things that are out there.

When you understand how dogs packs work you soon realize the importance, that pack leader makes all the decisions. If you leave it up to your dog then there a big chance that your dog is going to get something’s very wrong and make a mistake!

In order to understand how to become the pack leader you must first recognize that the following means nothing to a dog….

What car you drive, the size of your house, the money you earn or the fact that you speak languages! Your dog would happily swap all of that for a nice snack!

Asking your dog to sit before her dinner falls a long way short of what you need to be achieving to become the pack leader and walking through doorways is only necessary when your dog is on the lead.

Lastly - dominating your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader in fact this can back fire badly on you later on if you teach your dog that physical strength is what it is all about. Whilst you may force your dog into submission it will not be convincing your dogs mind that you are worthy of the position and that you should become the pack leader only that you are a bit of a bully.

So how do you become the pack leader? All dogs worldwide, regardless of breed use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader. The best way to learn about how to put it into practice is to watch it being done on video as I have done through one of the video based web sites. The important areas to take control in are the following:

The pack leader will be in total calm control when your dog barks and alerts you to danger. This includes anything that your dog may perceive as dangerous and barks at in and around the propertyOn the walk your dog should not pull you at a single stage, even the beginning! Learning to walk your dog properly can only really be learnt through video as I have found out!

If you are the pack leader then your dog should be able to relax and switch off completely inside the house. If your dog is always switched on most of the time and can’t relax then that is your dog on pack leader duty!

Getting your dog to switch off is directly connected to how you meet and greet your dog after your return home. You need to watch it on video it is so subtle but it is the difference between being the pack leader or the follower.

Lastly, feeding your dog correctly will establish who is the pack leader and there is much more to it than asking your dog to sit! Also if you have a dog that is "not food motivated" then you may be in for a surprise!

There is one site that shows you – using video – exactly how to become the pack leader and how crucial it is to changing any behavioral issue.

If you want to understand more about this topic or see the videos that explain everything then simply take a look at:
 The Online Dog Trainer here.

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