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Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet DVD by Ed Frawley


The Goal of Our Training DVD is a Calm and Submissive Dog

This DVD is over 4 hours long. Our goal is to produce a dog that is calm and submissive and will follow the rules of the pack leader. This DVD teaches people how to become a pack leader that respects and loves.

Many people are not born pack leaders. In fact, they are far from it. Many dog owners simply don't know anything about the instinct that control our dogs or how strong these instincts are in the domestic dog. Right, people may hear that they need to be a pack leader or have heard they need to be "ALPHA" with their dog but they don't understand what this means or how to accomplish it.

Shows on TV about dog training lead people to think they can deal with behavioral problems but the fact is, these shows are often misleading. In many cases, these TV shows offer limited to dangerous advice that only a professional dog trainer with years of experience should attempt. While these shows can be interesting to watch, there is so much more that needs to be taken into consideration. These shows don't exhibit the big picture. You get only a small piece which is hardly enough a program for you to follow.

Some owners, usually men, will think that being a pack leader means they have to dominate and control their dog, even if they have to put a choke collar on the dog and show him the "WHAT IF" when the dog doesn't mind.

Many women, though not all, tend to think that none of this matters so they ignore it. They love their dog as if it's their child.

Our DVD outlines a program that has been developed from Ed Frawley's 45 years of owning, breeding, and training German Shepherds. This program is applicable for dogs of all ages. This program is the foundation for solving almost all the behavior problems, especially those related to aggression.

New pet owners are often told that the road to a calm, submissive dog is to attend obedience classes and socialize the dog. In our opinion, this is not correct. The road to a calm dog is to first establish pack structure and leadership. When that's done, you can obedience train your dog.

Dogs are pack animals. Every breed of dog is hard-wired with genetic pack instincts. From the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Great Dane, dogs want to live in a family pack. When they find their pack, they genetically determine their rank within the pack.

Dogs Need Pack Structure Before Obedience Training

The vast majority of dogs do not want to be pack leaders. They are much more comfortable when someone else becomes a pack leader and are happiest when the job is taken by their owner.

Once a dog accepts a pack leader, that dog becomes calm and submissive. The dog knows his new pack leader will take care of all life's needs. He understands that his leader feeds him, waters him, exercises him, and protects him from stray dogs and bad people. These dogs learn that guests to the home are the pack leader's guests and not intruders or people for the dog to either play with or become aggressive towards.

With this said, the first step to a calm and submissive dog is to first establish leadership. This 4-hour DVD explains the foundation on how to get your dog ready for obedience training. When that's done, the pack leader will introduce his rules and begin to obedience train his or her dog.

Dogs Need to Learn Your Rules

My groundwork program teaches a dog that your family is now his family pack and that you are the pack leader. The road to leadership teaches the dog that "YOU HAVE RULES" that you expect him to live by. It's through the application and enforcement of these rules that the dog learns that you are a consistent and fair leader.

The goal of this program is to not only establish leadership but to allow the dog to maintain his dignity. When I introduce my rules, I do so in ways that creates a clear level of communication and respect.

I like to remind people that hundreds of thousands of dogs with behavioral problems go through obedience classes every year. The vast majority of these dogs come out of class with exactly the same problem they had when they started training. That is because most obedience classes teach exercises and ignore pack structure training.

Topics Covered in DVD

When you establish leadership and a meaningful bond with your dog, you will both wake up everyday wanting to spend time together. Don't underestimate the happiness this kind of relationship can bring to your life.