Where has the modern day dog come from and what does this mean?
Millions of years ago the modern day dog did not exist. Its forefather the wolf roamed the land.
As wild pack animals, wolves existed in the harsh outdoors, hunted to stay alive and instinctively worked as a team to survive.
Now most dogs are provided with balanced regular diets, many live indoors, curled up by the fire, with apparently little or nothing to worry about. A stark contrast to their days in the wild.
Yet, so many dogs seem unhappy developing a whole range of behavioural problems. So what has gone wrong?
All dogs, regardless of the breed, still have over 99.9% DNA match to wolves
The wolf pack operated with a hierarchy which provided security and a framework. The hierarchy was established and maintained through clear signals and communication.
Dogs today use this exact method to communicate leadership status between one another. All dogs still remain true to the pack hierarchy and still use the same signals.
Wether you realise it or not you are giving your dog signals about who is in charge. Give them the wrong signals and you end up with a dog who thinks they're in charge, making decisions, and leading to…………problems!
Want to communicate with your dog? – I can show you how
We have begun to realise that communicating with your dog is not that hard if you use their language!
Wolf pack leaders use almost no force, fear or aggression to show the rest of the pack who is in charge.
When You use this method you will see your dog is only too happy to respond to signals they understand.
The signals are subtle, but to a dog they are very, very clear. Once you understand the signals you have been sending your dog you will know why your dog has been behaving like it has!
There is no such thing as magic wand but this is as close as you will get, communicating with your dog in a way it clearly understands.
With this dog training method communication is the key, not force
In many ways this work is similar to that of Monty Roberts, the horse whisperer. Monty, also wanted to find a way to work with horses that did not involve force or the use of fear. He developed a way of communicating to the horse using the signals that it already understood.
Today most of the horse world has followed this path with the use of “join up”, with the horse choosing of its own free will to trust and follow the rider.
In a similar way the dog training method I use avoids all forms of force and allows the dog of its own free will to elect you its leader.
Using this method the bond that you will form between you and your dog is far stronger than one forged with force or fear.