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Old 02-22-2007, 13:46   #334
SKeefe
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Originally posted by G20man32904
SK,
Most dogs are the same, regardless of size, but yes, some are more dominant from birth.

The fastest way to gain dominance is to snap the leaash on the dog and tie the other end to YOU, nothing else just you. Second, always go out the door first. Always pick up the food bowl. Always stare him down when he looks you in the eye. Don't need to be mean about it, but win the stare down contest everytime. That goes for the wife too.
Just be consistent with these little things and he will come around.
Thanks for the advice, especially for the wife. Luckily I don't have to use the dominance tactics on her as much as I do the dog.

I do the staredown contests with the dog and I always win but for a puny little fluffy dog he's got a pretty good staredown.

edit - Also, I forgot to ask, what do you mean by "always pick up the food bowl?"
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