Gsd master issue
so I have a lot of experience with dogs and I love them, I am getting a gsd very soon and I read on the internet that a gsd only has one master who he follows and obeys at all times more than the othesr, how can I become the master, the one that the dog love most because i will buy him, i will feed him, i will train him, and i will love him the most, no one will train him but me i am scared he thinks someone else is his master and not listen to what i teach him and him becoming a bad dog please help:confused::eek:
Welcome to the forum GSDUDE!
New term most of us like to use is we want to be a 'leader' to our dogs rather than a 'master'. Kind of more of a partnership with us leading the way to guide our pups thru life.
Being consistant, clear, patient. TEACHING our pups rather than correcting and punishing them.
Finding great dog classes before we even get a pup so we can have help with learning to manage and guide our dogs. Truth is, raising a dog properly starts with teaching the human. Once we learn our Leadership role then the pup has it easier in a happy world they will follow us thru.
I've had GSDs a long time and I disagree with the "one master" only idea.
IMO, If this dog is going to be part of the family, it should obey other people in the house. Not JUST you.
They are dogs. GSDs need good leadership, proper training and a clear understanding of ranking order. Manners and obedience are a must in any household.
As far as loving you the most, be prepared. Sometimes THEY pick which person to bond with most.
Even though I'm the trainer, feeder, and do everything for my dogs...they tend to gravitate to the one person that doesn't do these things.
Not a problem for me.
If trained properly, the dog will listen to you, respect you AND love you as well.
Shouldn't be a "just mine" dog, especially with other family members in the house.
Just my opinion.
You have to stop worrying, and just love your dog unconditionally. If you emit confident, self-assured energy, your dog will naturally see you as a leader and respect you. Being a strong leader also means being secure, and not be jealous of your dog's attention and friendship with others.
I allow my dogs to socialize with a lot of people, and they LOVE others, and have some special friends. I 'm glad they do, I want them to be happy and have rich, multi-dimensional lives, but I never worry about them not respecting me or not listening, I have enough confidence in my relationship with them to know that they will.
Well, maybe not my rescue mutt - she'll sell out for a piece of cooked chicken, and keeps trying to leave with visitors and get in their car with them, LOL. But that is her personality, and I love her anyways. :)
I never really understood what people meant when they said they wanted a "loyal" dog, but my GSD did help me understand the term - he is super friendly with people, takes balls and toys and keeps trying to get people to play with him, but he is bonded to me and only listens to me and wouldn't dream of walking away with someone else. And that is just who HE is.
So let your dog be who he will be, and you will be re-paid in love and loyalty.
thank u for all ur answers u really comforted me and now i have a better view of things thank u very much everyone
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