7. Show the Dog It’s Place or Position
In the past, dog ‘experts’ often recommended ‘rank reduction’ strategies to teach dogs their place, which of course needed to be lower than that of their owner
Strategies such as ‘always eating before your dog’ and ‘always going through doors first’ were used.
Control over sleeping places was thought to be crucial. Some experts advised never letting your dog on your bed, some even getting into your dog’s bed yourself.
Then one day, everything changed.
And we began to understand dogs and what motivates them much more effectively. Modern dog training was born out of this new understanding.