Alpha Dog Training or Dominance
The method is based on the natural instinct of a dog to have a pack alpha dog training method mentality and thus establish a relationship where dominance and submission are appropriated. Ideally, it is believed that the dog family act like a pack and they create a social hierarchy within themselves. Dogs see themselves as the alpha and in the same vein, they need to see humans as the alpha and should be trained and taught to respect humans. This way they will learn to obey you and be submissive too. There are different techniques used in achieving this and they include understanding the body language of your dog and giving the right response, walking on a leash, learning to wait while you open the door or prepare food. Using Alpha Training, there are certain restrictions that you must give to your dogs such as restricting the dog from getting on furniture or bed, you cannot stoop low to your dog’s eye level simply because you are dominant and in charge.
Although modern day dog trainers think this method is outdated, the great side to it, however, is that it is very effective in helping with bad behavior but given the turn of things in this modern age and times, this method leaves dogs fearful and scared of their owners which are not quite a desirable effect on pets.