So does him relying on me for leadership and judgement a good thing or a bad thing? It seems to be a good thing but when i'm absent he doesn't get that. And that is a bad thing, right? I want him to be confident even when I'm not there. Would you think my wife needs more training on how to be a good leader? Is there something my wife can do with him so he will trust in her to protect him. (i.e. playing tug, that would be something to see
) She really isn't a dog person. Could he be feeding off of her own insecurities when I'm not there to control the dog? When Jango barked at the trainer, my wife admitted to being nervous on the first day of training. Maybe with the kids around she didn't feel confident enough with herself in controlling the situation. So Jango took charge.