A dogs natural instinct is to expect to obey all those they consider to be leaders ,
A leader teaches the desired behaviors and calmly enforces them.
A leader is above all consistent an fair
A leader is not emotional, harsh,confrontational, overbearing, unfair, frustrated, inconsistent or intimidating.
Dogs will know a leader when they are in the presence of one, they can sense it. Dogs will sense a calmness in a person’s body language that is familiar. Dogs will sense a belonging with this person. Dogs will sense their place with this person. Dogs will sense a security with this person. Dogs will be drawn to this person and will be best behaved with this person because they feel most balanced with this person. A dog’s natural instinct is to find the leader among the group and to follow that leader.