There are some families that get their puppies and live with them as another family member. Others that just decide not to have a baby but a dog. If you live with a baby and a pup you will see that the baby and the pup are growing faster and getting strong every day.
It has been thousands of years of domestication has brought us to this point, where dogs decide to do incredible things like save their masters from danger, from being ran over and some other heroic actions.
In spite of your dog isn’t a hero, probably he or she does things to show you how much she loves and respects you as the pack leader every day.
In this article we will show you how your dog might be showing you respect as the alpha dog in your family pack.
How Does Pack Order Work?
It is probably that you have heard about dogs history. We all know that dogs descended from wolves and that wolves live in packs. In wild life being in a pack is very important. Moreover, pack order is still important for domestic dogs who retain many wolf qualities.
It is said by Cesar’s Way that the pack is led by an alpha male and female, followed then by betas and omegas.
The function of those is very simple. Betas serve the alphas, and the omegas at the end of the barrel serve someone else.
Living with domesticated dogs, the human is part of the pack, holding a dominant role.
Your Staffy Lets You Walk Through The Door First
An alpha always will lead, your dog should always let you get in the house first if she respects you as the alpha dog.
That is the reason why a junior dog out in the wild would never allow themselves to enter in a place they do not know before the alpha, the same goes for doors and your house.
For your dog you’re the protector, and your dog thinks you will handle anything scary that might be lurking on the other side of the entrance.
Your Dog Follows You Around
It is been said by CANIDAE that the wolf pack leader is always at the beginning of the pack and to do otherwise would be a sign of disrespect. As a result, if you dog is following you this is a sign that you are in fact the pack leader.
You Are Always Getting Kisses
Being social and affective is one of the best characteristics of dogs. It is been said that the more submissive dogs are subservient to the dominant ones, that is why they are always trying to call your attention by licking your face.
That means that if your dog licks your face is just looking for your approval.
Your Dog Leaves You A Spot On The Couch
It has been said that the wolf in a pack always gets the best place to sleep and rest. Maybe your dog probably knows where you sleep or like to sit on the couch, that is why your dogs leaves you a place to be in the sofa with her. However, there are some others that steal your spot because they want you to pay them attention.
Your Dog Breaks Eye Contact With You First
It is said by CANIDAE that dogs use eye contact to intimidate each other in the wild. However, you might have noticed your dog breaks eye contact first.That is a way your dog is saying *sorry* for whatever problem that could have been caused.
Your Dog Doesn’t Steal Food From You
In the wild getting food is very important. It makes the difference between living and dying.
It has been said by CANIDAE that a respectful dog will not steal food from you and understands that it is your right to eat first. However, your dog can steal food from others but not from you, or steal food from the kitchen when you are not in the house.
Your dog Is Calm And Quiet During Stressful Moments
One of the most important things about being the pack leader is that your dog trusts you to take care of her and do your job well.
This means she won’t whine or squirm too much when you’re doing things like giving them medicine. Well… something is hard to do it.
Being the alpha dog is a big and wonderful responsibility, so show your dog every day the love and respect you feel for him or her and never forget at home there is is a loyal friend waiting for you.