Concepts derived from Alpha Dog Training
To have an ‘obedient’ dog requires more than just standard or routine obedience training!
“Life experience’ for your dog is a random and ongoing process, far beyond the boundaries of any routine and far exceeding the skills required for any specialised training activity.
Obedience skills should be viewed as a means of clear communication and understanding between you and your dog, the result of which will be a bond and responsiveness that extends beyond the many specific exercises ever taught.
An ‘obedient’ dog is one that is willing to work through distraction whilst under your immediate/physical control and is also attentive and responsive when it’s not. The trust and understanding that results from this close relationship creates a ‘quality of life’ that should be experience at both ends of the lead
This is what training a companion dog is all about :
LIVING WITH……AND UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG!!!
Photo taken during one of the Alpha’s down stay exercises.