Jill Haffley is a Dog Behavior Expert and a Professional Trainer
Jill is certified through and a Professional member of The International Association of Canine Professionals.
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Better Dog Training through Dog Psychology
The Pack Mentality
One of the most fundamental aspects of canine psychology is the idea of the pack. Your dog will, to some degree or another, compare himself in the same way with the human members of your family and with any other animals in your house. However, while your dog may be totally dependent upon you for shelter and sustenance, he could still come to see himself as a superior member of your family pack if you aren’t careful. Due to his natural tendencies to respect only those with a higher ranking than himself, this can make training and behavior modification practices extremely difficult, but I believe all dogs can be rehabilitated and trained.