Dogs are highly social animals and learn very quickly. As soon as you bring one home, they’ll start following you everywhere. As soon as you’ve got a cute dog sitting on your lap, he’ll want to lick your face and ears and try to pounce on you. As soon as you’ve got a pretty baby in the litter, they’ll want to go after it and they’ll get very upset if you don’t respond in a way they approve of.
There are a lot of reasons why a dog might behave like this but usually, it has something to do with him being completely misdirected.
Dogs are pack animals and in a pack, a leader is expected to be the most respected and followed member of the pack. In a pack, a man is expected to be very docile, yielding and kind. In fact, the most common word to describe a dominant dog is “little prince charming.”
In the case of dogs, the dog is the ruler of the manor, not the other way around. Dogs want to be dominated and to be led. They want to be nice.
In the beginning, dogs were hand-reared or bought off the street. In fact, this is the normal way that puppies were raised. In the litter, they’re pipped to the post and they’re taken outside to go to the bathroom and they’re trained at this early stage that they need to be polite and kind to everyone around them and they are totally dependent on you.
Once you’ve got a dog at home, you’ve got to train him to behave the way you want him to. What you need to do is train him when to be calm and when to be assertive. When he gets bored, you’ve got to give your dog activity to keep him busy and active. So when you’re not watching him, he needs to be assertive. Do not be surprised if your dog is aggressive to a stranger. Do not be upset if you have to use some sort of control on your dog to get him to behave the way you want him to. If you can control him and if you’re able to train him in a lot of ways, then you’re going to have a polite and good-natured dog that you can rely on and that your family and friends will want to have for protection. And this is the way to train your dog properly.