Viewing post #188797 by katie59
|I was thinking on this topic (as I often do) when I was getting ready for bed last night. So many owners feel that they need to "prove they are alpha" to their dogs.
I wish we could change the language to "provide consistent and unambiguous leadership".
I don't think most dogs are "challenging" us. They are just trying to pick up the slack because we aren't doing our jobs.
IMO, that holds true for raising kids as well. A happy kid is one who knows the rules and who has parents who keep fair and consistent boundaries so the kids can relax and enjoy childhood . . .
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