Welcome to Alpha Trained Dog!
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Please be patient as we update the site to bring you all the best dog training tips and tricks that you’ll need as both a new and seasoned puppy parent!
We’ll also be bringing you all the top products that will help make training easier for both you and your dog.
We can’t wait to see what you think of the newly designed site!
In the mean time, read on to learn a little more about what it means to be an alpha trained dog.
What is an Alpha Trained Dog?
Even if you’ve never owned a dog in your life before now, I bet you’ve heard the term “alpha dog.” We use it to describe the “leader of the pack,” the one person (or dog, wolf, etc depending on the species) that all other members of the pack look to for direction.
In the dog world, the alpha is usually the strongest, be it the strongest physically, mentally, or just the dog with the toughest will! However, in a dog/human dynamic, such as a family pet, YOU should be the alpha. Basically, you’re the boss, and your dog should look to you for direction.
Now, here’s the thing: alpha dog training is pretty controversial. Some say that establishing yourself as the pack leader is the only way to train a dog. Others say it’s an outdated way of thinking, that it’s a myth and, even worse, can lead to mistreatment of the dog.
Where do we stand on alpha training?
Here’s where we stand: even though the site is called Alpha Trained Dog, we believe that there is no SINGLE right way to train a dog, although there are plenty of wrong ways! That’s why we’ll give you a myriad of tips, including alpha training, positive reinforcement training, and more. At the same time, we’ll give you some tips on different types of behaviors and methods to avoid.
Often, you’ll find that the best way to train a dog is by mixing and matching different training styles to find the right fit for your family.
NONE of our tips will ever direct you to mistreat your dogs. We believe that dogs are part of the family, and we would never instruct you to mistreat a family member, even indirectly.
If you look at some of the other definitions for alpha, you’ll see that one of the meanings is “the first (typically the brightest) star in a constellation.” So, let’s just say we’re helping you train your dog to be the brightest star in the dog park!
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