Dog Training Tip — A Subtle Way To Be The Alpha Dog

I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Find more like this at: — There are thousands of subtle things that a “pack leader” will do to demonstrate that he is the “alpha dog”. This is just one of them. Master dog trainer Adam G. Katz shows you how.

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13 Responses

  1. claycath
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    Uh yeah. My 4 dogs get so excited at the prospect of going outside, it would be impossible to get them to sit there like that.

  2. mntdw2
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    This dog has already been trained. It does not show “how” to train it.

  3. buffalosmokey
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    I wish I could understand the dialog. It is muffled.

  4. costaricajones
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    Apologies. I didn’t realize that until after I filmed it. Newer ones will have either a lapel mic or narration. I’m learning as I go.

  5. costaricajones
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    You are correct. This video shows what to train. Not how to train it. I have a full 50 minute video called “Boundary, Perimeter & Property Training In No Time At All” — in the download library of our site. I’ll also have another youtube video, showing me teach an untrained dog this behavior, by next week.

  6. costaricajones
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    Hi, Clay: Teach each dog separately. Then introduce one additional dog at a time, to proof.

  7. garnetbelial
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    Thank you for this demo on basic dog psychology. Dogs follow the alpha dog, whoever is leading, that’s just programmed instinct. Not training, instinct. So if your dog is lunging out the door first, they’re the leader, not you. Just this one step did wonders for my dog, not to mention greatly increased safety.

  8. suvaboy
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    Hi Adam
    Please please please…enough with the music!
    It’sa real distraction and makes it very difficult to understand your message. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a music lover but this is not the place for it. Please consider doing away with it or at least reducing the volume considerably, afterall we are tuning in to learn about dog stuff and the music does not add to that message, it detracts. Anyways…thanks very much for all your helpful tips.

  9. BenMcfuzzylugs
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    Nice video, lovely happy dog
    But he is happily showing off a trick you have taught him, nothing more, nothing less.
    Wolves do not line up in order to walk out a cave door.
    If you want to be the alpha then you have to have sired the dogs – thats all the Alpha is – the parent of the wolves.

  10. kvblakely
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    What a dumb comment. The alpha in not the PARENT of everyone in his pack. If this were true then every wolf pack would ONLY consist of offspring, which is obviously not the case.

  11. kvblakely
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    Yea, that’s absolutely untrue. I have 3 and they would never think of going out the door until I told them OK. But the first step to training it is believing it. If you can’t stop your dogs then obviously you don’t have control of your dogs. They should be leashed and controlled and NOT ALLOWED to just bolt out the door. Drives me nuts when people say “My dog does this”. Your dog(s) doesn’t do anything you don’t allow it to do !

  12. jboldery
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    @BenMcfuzzylugs No, wolves don’t line up to exit the den, but this isn’t a trick he has taught the dog. It is a matter of leadership. As humans with homes, this is a technique that enforces your dominance and leadership.

  13. fullpawtential
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    I have a short video that teaches “waiting at doorways” in my videos

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