Dogs are great. Dogs are the greatest animals on earth. We love our dogs as much as we love our own family and would do anything for our dogs – WHEN! – they are good dogs. Bad dogs are given away to the pound and abandoned on the street.
The difference between bad dogs and good dogs is that good dogs have a leader that disciplines them when needed and rewards them with affection when needed.
Bad dogs have weak owners.
Dogs are not Men. They should not be treated as men, thought of as like men, or held to the same standards as men.
They are dogs and they should be treated as dogs.
No matter how much you personalize a dog it is still not a man, it is a dog. It can never, ever be like a man, possess the characteristics of a man, can never lead man, and should absolutely never be thought of as the boss.
When a dog thinks it's the boss it is very, very unhappy. A dog's natural place is subservient to man. It must be led with discipline and love. A dog with no discipline will act out aggressively because it has no guidance. A dog with guidance and discipline is a happy, happy, content dog.
A dog does not have the mental capacity to make the decisions of man.
Your dog will love you until the day you die and will do anything for you, including die for you, but you've got to be the leader of your dog. You can never let your dog think it's the leader.
When the dog think it's the leader it will begin to constantly test you, it will lash at you, it will growl jealously at other people for getting too close to you, it will walk in front of you instead of behind you, it will walk in doors before you – it will think it owns you and not the other way around.
When your dog does something that pleases you you will reward the dog with attention, affection and possibly a treat.
When the dog does something out of line you will punish the dog with withdrawal of attention, stern correcting, ignoring, or a swat to the behind.
You will never reward the dog for bad behavior. You must never give your dog a treat if it does not explicitly follow your command and your lead.
When you reward the dog when it hasn't earned it you have reinforced the negative undesirable behavior and now the dog thinks that not only is the behavior acceptable, but that the negative behavior is good.
When you tell your dog to do something (i.e. sit) your dog must sit before it can do anything else. Never, ever tell the dog to sit and then let it walk away. You must make sure that dog complies with your command at all costs.
You are the leader of your dog. You must always walk in front of the dog, never let the dog lead the way. Always walk in doors first, in front of your dog. It is unacceptable for the dog to walk in a door before you.
Follow these rules and your dog will love you more than anything in the world. You will be the entire world to your dog. It will look out the window and wait for you while you are gone, it will be excited beyond belief when you arrive home, and it will covet and do anything for affection.
Your dog will be a happy, happy dog until the day it goes to doggy heaven for it will know beyond a doubt that it had a master who loved it very much and provided it with the guidance, discipline and leadership that it needed so very much.
You can always tell the mark of a man by how his dog regards his word and guidance. If they sit when told to sit, if they don't eat until he eats, if they joyously follow behind him on the leash you can be sure he knows how to properly guide them. And you can be sure that his dog loves him to death.
Dogs can make men very, very happy. We love to spend time with our good dogs. But a bad dog can be a miserable burden.
A dog can be an angel or a demon.
All a good dog wants to do is please its owner.
All a bad dog wants to do is control, and act out aggressively and viciously.
Thankfully now we know there is a way to turn many bad dogs into the good dogs that we love very much.
One man's nightmare dog is another mans love sick puppy.
Unfortunately there are many, many bad dogs that are too far gone and cannot be helped. They have had no positive guidance and have had free reign to be bad dogs, have never received punishment for their bad behavior and now they can never recover. Those bad dogs should be left for the pound to deal with, they are not your problem. Those bad doggies cannot be helped and will only bite the hand that tries to help.
There are still many good dogs all over the world who love to be good dogs and are waiting for the right owner to take them home. If those doggies could say “I love you” they'd say it joyfully – but only to a strong owner. Those same doggies with a weak owner will growl and bite and protect it's property – the weak owner.
The good news is that there are millions and millions of good doggies in the world and all the bad doggies can be ignored.
How can you learn to be a leader?
Think real hard about the parallels of dog training and your leadership role in human life. You may think I wouldn't compare people to dogs, but you would be wrong. Human behavioral psychology cannot be subverted by women with fancy and useless degrees who talk to you about the need for communication. There is no need for open communication from a leader and there is no need to “work together”, there is need for dominance and an iron will.
If you, Regular Joe, have a problem with dominance and leadership you need to go buy yourself a puppy dog. Do not go to the pound and rescue an older dog who has already learned its behaviors.
You want a puppy dog so you can teach it at it's most important developmental stage. To get a dog who is old and is already potty trained, leash trained and can follow commands is useless to you. You must be there to teach the dog discipline when it is young and not prone to discipline.
It is a power of wills to teach a puppy dog to obey. If you don't follow through with your commands your little puppy dog will do whatever it wants. This is why anytime you meet a single woman who owns a dog she always says the same thing, “My dog has behavioral problems”. These dogs do not have behavioral problems, they have no leadership or discipline.
Training a puppy dog is the greatest way to learn how to be a leader if you are not a natural leader. You can take the little tricks you learned about your puppy dog and use them to gain dominance in other areas of your life where you feel you have no control or you feel people are walking all over you.
Remember, someone will always be doing the walking. If it isn't you, it's someone else. But if you're letting an unqualified leader guide you then you deserve all the shit that you eat. No one is going to give you dominance or control if you are spineless.
But if you have courage, heart, strength and an iron will you will take what is yours.