Alpha dog training is one of the most effective dog training tricks to use in dog training. Alpha dog training basically refers to the idea that dogs are pack animals, just like their wild wolf ancestors. As pack animals, they must have a strong alpha male to establish strong boundaries and help them to know their place in the hierarchy. In a pack, there is only one dominant dog – the alpha dog. There can be no sub-dominant dog in a pack, only the alpha dog.
Alpha dog training is based on the idea that the dog is motivated by two major ingredients, which are food and aggression. These two elements feed into each other and are therefore responsible for the motivation process. You have to condition your dog through positive reinforcement so that he associates the given action with food. There are many ways you can go about this, but the best method is to use positive reinforcement in all circumstances. Positive reinforcement is considered the most effective and efficient way of dog training because it motivates the dog to do what you want him to do.
The two basic things required for dog training are food and aggression. The food part can be a little tricky because while most trainers use treats, others will use toys. Each method has its pros and cons, but for alpha dog training, toys are usually the best option. Using toys ensures that the dog gets what he wants – food. Therefore, choosing toys that the trainer prefers helps them choose the right method of rewarding their dog for good behaviour.
One of the common methods used in alpha dog training is known as the alpha roll. In this method, the trainer stands in front of his dogs and rolls a ball back and forth in front of his dogs’ bodies using different postures. Each dog thinks that his body language has shifted to the dominant position. When the dogs realise that they are not the dominant position, they start to realise that they are equal.
Another method used is known as the squeeze play. This is not actually an alpha training method. However, it teaches the dogs to develop submission skills. In this method, a dog trainer holds his dogs by the scruff of the neck and squeezes the dog trainer’s neck until the dogs submissive behaviour changes.
Clicker training is another method of dog training where the dog is rewarded for good behaviour with a small treat and/or a toy. You need to train your dog using the clicker training method, not the traditional clicker method. In the traditional clicker method, the dog is rewarded instantly for good behaviour. In the clicker training method, the dog behaviour is monitored and corrected gradually.
Positive Reinforcement Training is a dog training method that uses treats or monetary gifts as a reward for your dog’s good behaviour. Positive Reinforcement Training can also be taught by using the squeeze play and/or the clicker method. The owner can also use voice commands and voice tones to reinforce positive behaviours. This type of dog training is sometimes known as the “human touch dog” method. This training is highly recommended by many dog trainers as it is very effective and is easy to teach. It has been used by many Hollywood movie stars and popular dog owners worldwide.
Dog Treats and Rewards are great dog training tools. You can give your dog treats to encourage them to behave well. They should always be offered when you are providing a particular service or action required by your dog. For example, when your dog pulls ahead of you on a walk, offer him a treat, and if he persists, then throw him a treat. However, the treat should only be given intermittently, otherwise your dog will become dependent on them.