Consistent Dog Training
It is imperative that you, as the owner and handler of your dog, be consistent. Being inconsistent is what confuses your dog. Dogs look to their master for the leader they need in their life. Dogs need a true leader in their life. When you fail to be the leader they require … the dog will always try to step into that leader or “alpha” role. Just because you are the human, doesn’t mean that the dog will automatically give you the alpha role or give you the respect we demand.
Just like humans … respect is earned and this is the same in the dog world. Once you have the respect of the dog, they will follow you through the gates of Heaven or Hell, should it come down to that. Being consistent sends a clear message to your dog that you are confident in your decisions, that you will ead them in the right direction, that you deserve the role as alpha and that you are their master.
Being inconsistent in your role as commander in chief, will not only confuse your dog, but will slow the bonding process. Being consistent also allows you to train your dog so much easier as well. Being that dogs are masters of association, they will always look for the consistency and when it isn’t provided, you will quickly lose their attention.