Alpha Dog - The Importance of Alpha Factor
The section 'The Alpha Factor' amply describes aspects of canine psychology which is still considered an unknown territory.
It seeks to throw light on some of the common behavior traits exhibited by dogs along with the reason why they do so.
Most of it is attributed to their primitive instincts of being part of a wild ‘pack’, similar to those still found among other canines such as wolves.
Their sense of territory and trying to be the dominant one among the pack have direct implications on the way they behave with the family that they are now a part of.
A thorough understanding of how to go about tacking ego-clashes that may arise between the dog and members of the family for instance comes in handy while trying to resolve them.
Moreover, effective training also calls for being in control if your dog needs to feel the importance of obeying his master.